Radiologic Technology

RAT 1101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology

Introduction to the field of radiologic technology, including history, basic radiation production and safety concepts, patient communication, clinical education, ethical, legal and professional issues.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 1111 Clinical Practicum I

Orientation to clinical facility and radiology department, introduction to competency performance of radiographic procedures, image analysis, radiation protection, patient care and team work. Seven practicum hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

RAT 1121 Radiographic Procedures I

Radiographic anatomy, equipment manipulation, positioning and image analysis of the thorax, abdomen and appendicular skeleton. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

RAT 1127 Lab for Radiographic Procedures I


0 Credit Hours

RAT 1131 Patient Care in Radiologic Technology

Safety and assessment techniques related to care of the patient in a radiography department, including legal and professional aspects, elements of ethical behavior and practical dilemmas, and current infection control practices. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

RAT 1137 Lab for Patient Care in Radiologic Technology


0 Credit Hours

RAT 1212 Clinical Practicum II

Continuation of clinical competency development to include spine, skull, contrast media procedures, mobile and surgical radiography, trauma radiography, exposure factors, radiation protection and image analysis/evaluations. Fourteen practicum hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 1222 Radiographic Procedures II

Radiographic anatomy, positioning and image analysis of the spine, skull, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, as well as general pharmacological principles as they pertain to radiology. Alternative positioning for trauma and mobile radiography. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

RAT 1228 Lab for Radiographic Procedures II


0 Credit Hours

RAT 1241 Radiologic Sciences I

This course is designed to help the student understand the concepts of electromagnetic energy, electricity, x-ray equipment, production of x-radiation and its interaction with matter. Special radiographic equipment including digital radiography and the concepts of radiation safety and protection will also be presented.
3 Credit Hours

RAT 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

RAT 2413 Clinical Practicum III

Continuation of clinical competency development to include diagnostic radiography, mobile radiography, contrast studies, pediatric, geriatric, advanced imaging, alternative shifts, radiation protection and image analysis. Twenty-one practicum hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

RAT 2415 Radiographic Pathology

Introductory concepts of disease processes and etiologies with emphasis on radiographic appearances and exposure factor compensation.
3 Credit Hours

RAT 2423 Radiographic Procedures III

Radiographic considerations related to geriatric, pediatric, advanced imaging procedures and modalities. Includes analysis of human anatomical structures using various anatomical planes.
3 Credit Hours

RAT 2442 Radiologic Sciences II

Principles of digital imaging technology to include applications in exposure formulation, image quality factors and variables, and image management processes. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

RAT 2448 Lab for Radiologic Sciences II


0 Credit Hours

RAT 2514 Clinical Practicum IV

Final clinical competency experience, including total exposure to the health care system and entry-level radiographer skills, completion of all program requirements (including final competency evaluations). Twenty-one practicum hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

RAT 2526 Capstone in Radiologic Technology

Synthesis of current knowledge of radiologic technology concepts, professional development including certification and licensure requirements , ethical/legal responsibilities and transition from student to radiographer.
4 Credit Hours

RAT 2543 Radiologic Sciences III

Fundamental principles of molecular and cellular effects of x-ray interaction, along with a comprehensive study of health physics and radiation protection to include quality management and quality assurance testing of the radiographic system. Includes basic principles and applications of computed tomography.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 2640 Computed Tomography Practicum

A clinical education course that provides hands-on experience performing computed tomography procedures at an affiliate hospital and/or imaging center. Seven practicum hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

RAT 2641 Principles of Computed Tomography

Basic instrumentation and application concepts, including computer and x-ray unit components and their application to protocols for acquiring sectional images of various body systems.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 2643 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Basic physics concepts involving the generation and construction of human planar images using magnetic resonance imaging technology.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 2644 Applications of Sectional Imaging

Sectional imaging applications including patient preparation, positioning, imaging protocol, instrumentation and archiving.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 2645 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practicum

A clinical education course that provides hands-on experience performing magnetic resonance imaging procedures at an affiliate hospital and/or imaging center. Seven practicum hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

RAT 2647 Principles of Mammography

Comprehensive overview of mammographic concepts and equipment, including patient care/education, communication, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, pathology, positioning techniques, interventional procedures, image analysis, imaging media and processing, quality assurance testing and principles of exposure.
2 Credit Hours

RAT 2649 Mammography Practicum

A variable credit clinical education course that provides hands-on experience performing mammographic procedures and quality assurance testing at an affiliate hospital and/or imaging center. Seven practicum hours per week for each semester credit hour.
1 - 4 Credit Hours