Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 474

Prerequisite: RADS 1020; RADS 1220.
Corequisite: RADS 1230.
RADS 1100 Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection
Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation
effects on cells and factors affecting cell response are presented. Acute and
chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include: radiation detection and
measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose
equivalencies; agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell
anatomy, radiation/cell interaction; and effects of radiation.
Offered: Summer semester.
Prerequisites: Program Admission; RADS 1000.
Corequisite: None.
RADS 1120 Imaging Science I
Content is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and
terminology. Also presented are the nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray
production and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. Factors that
govern the image production process, film imaging with related accessories, and
a basis for analyzing radiographic images. Included are the importance of
minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for
image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will
be included for analysis.
Offered: Fall semester.
Prerequisites: MATH 1111; RADS 1000.
Corequisite: None.
RADS 1210 Clinical Imaging I
Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for
students to participate in or observe radiographic procedures. Topics include:
orientation to hospital areas and procedures; orientation to mobile/surgery;
orientation to radiography and fluoroscopy; participation in and/or observation of
procedures related to the thoracic and abdominal body cavities. Activities of
students are under direct supervision.
Offered: Spring semester
Prerequisite: Program Admission.
Corequisite: RADS 1000.
RADS 1220 Clinical Imaging II
Continues introductory student learning experiences in the hospital setting.
Topics include: patient care; radiation safety practices; equipment utilization;
exposure techniques; attend to and/or observation of routine projections of the
thoracic and abdominal cavities in general and fluoroscopic procedures;
observation of routine projections of the upper extremities and the shoulder girdle
and lower extremities, pelvic girdle, and spine; observation of procedures related
to the gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU), and biliary systems; and
observation of procedure related to minor radiologic procedures. Execution of
radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.
Initial competencies will be obtained.
Offered: Summer semester
Prerequisites: RADS 1210; RADS 1000.
Corequisite: RADS 1020.
RADS 1230 Clinical Imaging III
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