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Advanced Imaging Equipment

RAD 212

Advanced Imaging Equipment

RAD 212

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: RAD 135, RAD 140W, RAD 230, RAD 235, RAD 264 each with a "C" (2.

0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in RAD 160, RAD 165W. Presents the basic principles of operation of CT, MRI, PET, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Tomography, Radiation Therapy, Bone Densitometry, Angiography and Subtraction/Duplication equipment. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of specialized recording media and techniques.

Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose, equipment/film and procedures of duplication and subtraction.

Demonstrate an understanding of specialized imaging modalities.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of Computed Tomography.
  • Compare the advantages of CT imagining to general diagnostic imaging.
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of PET
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of Ultrasound
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of Nuclear Medicine
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of Radiation Therapy
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of Bone Densitometry
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Compare the advantages of MR imaging to general diagnostic imaging.
  • Describe the basic safety considerations necessary for MRI.
  • Discuss the purpose, principles, equipment and applications of angiography.
  • Discuss the general procedures utilized in angiography.
  • Explain the Seldinger Technique of catheter insertion.