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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.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Define and discuss professionalism, basic ethical concepts and legal issues in healthcare and the field of radiologic technology.
  • Describe the discovery of x-rays and identify the historical developments in radiology and their impact on modern day technology.
  • Describe and identify concepts and equipment related to x-ray production and radiation safety.
  • Describe the clinical environment and educational aspects of radiologic technology and the importance of proper communication with patients, hospital personnel, and physicians.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2