2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

RAD 49319 Radiographic Positioning and Procedures III Laboratory

This positioning and procedures lab course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in a non-patient related clinical area. Radiographic Procedures lab will introduce the students to the function and structures of the different organizational levels and systems associated with the human body. Anatomy and positioning procedures for the ribs, sternum, sternoclavical joints, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum, coccyx, sacroiliac joints, skull, facial bones, sinuses and nasal bones will be covered. Fractures and pathology associated with the above will also be discussed. Anatomy and positioning procedures for uncommon procedures of the upper and lower extremities, pelvis, spine, and head will be reviewed. Pediatric radiographic positioning and a study of immobilization will be taught in this course. Equipment manipulation, control panel maneuvers and table operation will be monitored by the instructor. Demonstration of radiographic positioning, central ray angulations as well as image receptor placement and other medical imaging operations will be evaluated. Prerequisites: RAD 49310 and RAD 49311, both with a minimum grade of C.