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  • Rhode Island Hospital School of Medical Imaging
    Radiologic Technology Program

  • Course Descriptions

  • RADT 255   Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health  (1 credit)

    This course is designed to introduce the student to nursing procedures and techniques related to radiography.


    RADT 301   Introduction to Radiography  (3.5 credits)

    This course provides an introduction to radiographic imaging including history, basic x-ray equipment, positioning terminology, and patient preparation. The student will learn basic medical terminology with respect to anatomy, pathology, and radiographic examinations. The student will observe the various clinic areas in an x-ray department as well as be introduced to department policies and procedures, patient contact and interactions, and x-ray equipment.


    RADT 305   Skeletal Anatomy  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the functional and structural anatomy of the skeletal system.


    RADT 306   Radiographic Procedures I  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to provide the student with basic positions in terms of patient positioning, technical factors, shielding, respiration and structures best demonstrated. Topics include chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, and bony thorax. Laboratory Procedures: The student will receive hands-on experience to assist with positioning and exposure manipulation taught in class. Experiments will be performed in conjunction with class materials.


    RADT 307   Radiographic Procedures II  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to provide the student with basic positions in terms of patient positioning, technical factors, shielding, respiration and structures best demonstrated. Topics include vertebral column, skull and facial bones, and contrast studies including digestive, biliary and urinary systems. Laboratory Procedures: The student will receive hands-on experience to assist with positioning and exposure manipulation taught in class. Experiments will be performed in conjunction with class materials.


    RADT 308   Radiographic Procedures III  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to provide the student with basic positions in terms of patient positioning, technical factors, shielding, respiration and structures best demonstrated. Topics include trauma, portable, and pediatric radiography and additional imaging procedures. Also included is film critique designed to assist the student with the correction of non-diagnostic images. The student will evaluate images in terms of positioning and technical factors.


    RADT 309   Clinical Education I  (3.5 credits)

    This course teaches the student to interact in a clinical environment. The students should be able to perform basics positioning of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, and bony thorax. Technical factors will be introduced.


    RADT 310   Clinical Education II (3.5 credits)

    This course is a continuation of Clinical Education I. The student should continue to perform exams listed in Clinical Education I. The student should be able to perform basic positioning of the vertebral column, skull, facial bones, and contrast studies including digestive, biliary, and urinary tracts.


    RADT 320   Principles of Radiography I  (3 credits)

    This course will discuss the practical fundamentals of imaging and exposure. Topics include discovery and properties of x-rays, x-ray production, radiographic image quality, film screen IR, radiographic processing, and scatter control. Students will be introduced to technical factor selection.


    RADT 321   Principles of Radiography II  (3 credits)

    This course is a continuation of Principles of Radiography I. Topics include QA of diagnostic imaging machines, radiation quantities and units, and radiation monitoring.


    RADT 330   Radiation Physics I  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to give the student an understanding to the x-ray circuitry components, methods of rectification, construction of the x-ray tube, and x-ray interactions.


    RADT 411   Clinical Education III (8 credits)
    Clinical Education III is a continuation of Clinical Education II. The student should continue to perform exams listed in Clinical Education I and II. The student should be able to perform basic positioning of portable, trauma and pediatric exams. Technical factors will be stressed.


    RADT 412   Clinical Education IV  (8 credits)

    Clinical Education IV is a continuation of Clinical Education III. The student should continue to perform exams listed in Clinical Education I to III. During Clinical Education IV, the student will have the opportunity to observe in Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, CT, MR and Interventional Radiology.


    RADT 425   Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  (2 credits)

    This course is designed to give the student the basic knowledge to make competent, informed clinical decisions in the clinic areas presenting the student with situations to which they must solve. The student will receive an introduction into legal terminology, concepts and professional standards of practice. The student will also develop a professional development plan for their future.


    RADT 431   Radiation Physics II  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to emphasize topics that are specific to the physics of imaging. Topics include: basics of computer operation and its application of imaging techniques including digital radiography, tomography, fluoroscopy, and interventional radiography. This course also discusses the use of x-rays and other ionizing and non-ionizing sources in the use of therapy as well as the fundamentals of radioisotope technology in all diagnostic imaging modalities. The absorption of radiation, its effect upon tissue and tissue recovery will be discussed.


    RADT 440   Cross Sectional Anatomy  (1 credit)

    This course is designed to introduce the student into the basics of computed tomography including a brief history as well as introducing the student to the understanding of anatomical structures in the transverse, sagittal and coronal planes.


    RADT 455   Radiographic Pathology  (2 credits)

    This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the concept of disease. Pathology and disease as they relate to various radiographic procedures will be discussed.


    RADT 461   Registry Review  (3 credits)

    This course is designed to help prepare the student for the National Registry Exam. The student will take and be graded on mock registry exams in preparation for the exam.


    RIH RT Orientation to Radiation Physics  (2 in-house credits)

    This course will discuss the basic concepts of science and technology of x-ray imaging. Topics include mathematics, fundamentals of physics, the atom and electromagnetism.