(rad) Radiography Courses

Enrollment in radiography courses is limited to students who have completed all basic skill requirements and who have received full acceptance into the program. The minimum passing grade for all RAD courses is a C.


(2 credits)  RAD 102 - Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care
Prerequisite: formal acceptance into professional phase of Radiography program
Corequisites: RAD 119, RAD 127
An introduction to radiography including accreditation requirements, professional organizations, professional ethics, legal responsibilities, and patient care. 1 lecture / 2 laboratory hours

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(2 credits)  RAD 117 - Radiation Protection and Biology
Prerequisites: RAD 120, RAD 128
Corequisite: RAD 207
Explores principles of radiation biology and radiation protection, including the production of X-rays, the interaction of radiation and matter, radiation units, and methods to protect the radiographer and patient. [Summer offering] 2 lecture hours

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(2 credits)  RAD 119 - Principles of Imaging Science I
Prerequisite: formal acceptance into professional phase of Radiography program
Corequisites: RAD 102, RAD 127
Examines fundamental principles of radiation physics including the atom, electromagnetic radiation, X-ray tube components, and X-ray production. Presents imaging science principles including the primary factors of technique formation and the art of film critique, with clinical application of these principles. [Fall offering] 2 lecture hours

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(3 credits)  RAD 120 - Principles of Imaging Science II
Prerequisites: RAD 102, RAD 119, RAD 127
Corequisite: RAD 128
Examines image production factors that control and contribute to the radiographic image, including density, contrast and recorded detail. Presents the radiation physics principles of electricity, magnetism and X-ray circuitry. The laboratory component demonstrates the clinical application of image production and evaluation. [Spring offering] 2 lecture / 2 laboratory hours

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(6 credits)  RAD 127 - Radiographic Procedures I
Prerequisite: formal acceptance into professional phase of Radiography program
Corequisites: RAD 102, RAD 119
Study of standard radiographic positioning and related medical terminology of the chest, abdomen, and upper and lower extremities. Involves laboratory simulation and evaluation. Students acquire clinical experiences at an affiliate hospital sufficient to demonstrate competency in a specified number and variety of radiographic procedures. [Fall offering] 3 lecture / 3 laboratory / 210 clinical hours

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(6 credits)  RAD 128 - Radiographic Procedures II
Prerequisites: RAD 102, RAD 119, RAD 127
Corequisite: RAD 120
Continuation of RAD 127, with standard radiographic positioning and related medical terminology of the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, upper femora, and vertebral column. Involves laboratory simulation and evaluation. Students acquire clinical experiences at an affiliate hospital sufficient to demonstrate competency in a specified number and variety of radiographic procedures beyond those demonstrated the previous semester. [Spring offering] 2 lecture / 3 laboratory / 225 clinical hours

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(2 credits)  RAD 207 - Clinical Experience
Prerequisites: RAD 120, RAD 128
Corequisite: RAD 117
Students participate in clinical education at an affiliate hospital, performing radiographic procedures in accordance with the clinical competency evaluation process. Radiographic procedures range from routine to complex and are performed on all populations, pediatric through geriatric. Students conduct radiographic image analysis. [Summer offering] 225 clinical hours

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(3 credits)  RAD 217 - Advanced Imaging Modalities
Prerequisites: RAD 117, RAD 207
Corequisite: RAD 228
Presents an overview of special radiographic procedures and advanced imaging and therapeutic technologies. [Fall offering] 3 lecture hours

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(2 credits)  RAD 224 - Introduction to Pathology
Prerequisites: RAD 217, RAD 228
Corequisites: RAD 232, RAD 240
Survey of the disease process and pathological conditions. Includes an in-depth study of diseases commonly demonstrated radiographically. [Spring offering] 2 lecture hours

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(7 credits)  RAD 228 - Radiographic Procedures III
Prerequisites: RAD 117, RAD 207
Corequisite: RAD 217
Continuation of RAD 128. Study of standard radiographic positioning and related medical terminology of the urinary system, alimentary canal, biliary system and cranium. Involves laboratory simulation and evaluation. Students acquire correlated clinical experience and continue the clinical competency evaluation process at an affiliate hospital. [Fall offering] 2 lecture / 3 laboratory / 340 clinical hours

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(4 credits)  RAD 232 - Imaging Equipment and Radiography Seminar
Prerequisites: RAD 117, RAD 207
Corequisites: RAD 224, RAD 240
Evaluation of radiographic equipment in tandem with quality control standards to ensure optimal diagnostic images. Includes discussion of state, federal and non-governmental requirements. The seminar focuses on professional development and helps students prepare for the A.R.R.T. examination. [Spring offering] 3 lecture / 2 laboratory hours

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(3 credits)  RAD 240 - Advanced Clinical Experience I
Prerequisites: RAD 217, RAD 228
Corequisites: RAD 224, RAD 232
Offers advanced clinical experience in all aspects of radiologic technology in cooperation with area hospitals. Students acquire clinical experiences and proficiencies sufficient to demonstrate competency in a specified number and variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures. [Spring offering] 340 clinical hours

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(2 credits)  RAD 242 - Advanced Clinical Experience II
Prerequisites: RAD 224, RAD 232, RAD 240
Continuation of RAD 240. In cooperation with area hospitals, students enhance proficiency in all aspects of radiologic technology by performing diagnostic radiographic examinations on a variety of patients. In this final phase of the clinical competency process, remaining competency evaluations test student ability with respect to skills expected of entry-level radiographers. [Summer offering] 225 clinical hours

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