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Radiographic Procedures I
Content is designed to provide the knowledge base necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images. Laboratory experience complements the didactic portion.
This course provides the student with theoretic concepts, terminology and clinical application for routine positioning procedures. Students will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in performing the simulated exams, which will later become a basis for competency in the clinical practicum. Knowledge of anatomic structures and radiographic quality will be evaluated in classroom activities.
Lara Skaggs
- Describe standard positioning terms.
- Demonstrate proper use of positioning aids.
- Discuss general procedural considerations for radiographic exams.
- Identify methods and barriers of communication and describe how each may be used effectively during patient education.
- Explain radiographic procedures to patients/family members.
- Modify directions to patients with various communication problems.
- Develop an awareness of cultural factors that necessitate adapting standard exam protocols.
- Adapt general procedural considerations to specific clinical settings.
- Cite the structures demonstrated on routine radiographic, fluoroscopic images.
- Adapt radiographic and fluoroscopic studies based on special considerations.
- Simulate radiographic and fluoroscopic studies on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
- Evaluate images for positioning, centering, appropriate anatomy and overall image quality.
- Discuss equipment and supplies necessary to complete radiographic and fluoroscopic exams
- Explain the patient preparation necessary for various contrast,
- Explain the routine and special positions/projections for all radiographic/fluoroscopic procedures.
- Explain the purpose for using contrast media.
- Name the type, dosage and route of administration of contrast media commonly used to perform radiographic contrast studies.
- Describe the general purpose of radiographic and fluoroscopic studies.

Registered Radiological Technologist -

ARRT Radiography Core Curriculum

Hayes Sr., Steven. Radiographic
Anatomy, Positioning & Procedures Volume

I & II Set Workbook
& Laboratory Manuals. 9-780-323-04216-1. Philadelphia:Elsevier
Publishing, 2007.

Frank, Eugene D.; Long, Bruce W.; Smith, Barbara
J.. Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures. 0-323-04210-4.
Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing,

Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic 3-Vol Set, 11th
Ed., by E. Frank

Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning & Procedures
Workbook 2-Vol Set, by E. Frank

Registered Radiological Technologist - ARRT

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Health Science Diagnostic Services Radiologic Technologist