2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

RAD 49304 Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I

Introduction to radiographic procedures, basic terminology, and topographical landmarks. Positioning, procedure, and image evaluation critique of the chest, abdomen and upper extremities will be performed. Students will use cognitive correlation of theory and practical application in the laboratory after didactic instruction. An overview of the respiratory and digestive systems will be introduced to coincide with the chest and abdomen positioning phases of this procedures class. The anatomy of the upper extremities will be presented along with various types of fractures associated with the bones of the upper body which will be included in the upper extremity positioning phase of this procedures class. Students will learn to apply basic patient care and critical thinking skills with trauma patients in Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 301.