Radiologic Technology (526)

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526-122 CT Patient Interactions and Management

This course prepares the student to proficiently assess, manage, and interact with patients during Computed Tomography examinations. Course content includes includes all aspects of patient assessment and preparation as well as venipuncture and contrast media administration.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

526-123 CT Radiation Safety and Dose

This course prepares the student to proficiently manage all aspects of radiation safety in Computed Tomography as well as information related to the patient dose associated with Computed Tomography examinations. Course content includes a review of radiation physics as well as CT radiation protection principles.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

526-124 CT Image Formation

This course provides the student with information relative to CT system principles, operation, and components as well as the imaging parameters and data acquisition parameters the technologist can manipulate. Course content includes all of the image processing steps required to produce acceptable CT images.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 1

526-125 CT Image Evaluation and Archiving

This course provides the student with information relative to the evaluation and archiving of CT images. Course content includes the components of the image display, factors affecting image quality, and the recognition and reduction of image artifacts. This course also includes content related the informatics necessary for the storage of CT images.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

526-126 CT Procedures of the Head, Spine, & Musculoskeletal System

This course provides students with instruction on the performance CT procedures of the Head, Spine, and Musculoskeletal System. Course content includes information related to procedure indications and contraindications, patient orientation, contrast media usage and positioning in these areas as well as differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

526-127 CT Procedures of the Neck and Chest

This course provides students with instruction on the performance CT procedures of the Neck and Chest. Course content includes information related to procedure indications and contraindications, patient orientation, contrast media usage and positioning in these areas as well as differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

526-128 CT Procedures of the Abdomen and Pelvis

This course provides students with instruction the performance CT procedures of the Abdomen and Pelvis. Course content includes information related to procedure indications and contraindications, patient orientation, contrast media usage and positioning in these areas as well as differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

526-130 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This course introduces the student to the history of ultrasound and the evolution of its medical applications. Topics include licensure, use and maintenance of ultrasound equipment, ergonomics, communication and critical thinking skills, and the responsibilities of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the workplace. Program policy and procedures, program curriculum and student rights and responsibilities are also included in this course.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (526-132)

526-131 DMS General Procedures 1

This course prepares the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to perform ultrasound evaluation of the liver, gall bladder, biliary tree, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, abdominal vascular system, and introduction to the female pelvis. The abdominal portion of this course will cover the anatomy, physiology, and the sonographic appearance of the peritoneal space, prevertebral vessels, biliary, liver and pancreas. Testicular small parts will discuss anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the scrotum. The gynecological portion of this course will cover normal anatomy and physiology of the female pelvis including the bony pelvis, vascular anatomy, muscles, ligaments, physiology of the menstrual cycle. The laboratory portion of this course permits the student to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting. The diagnostic medical sonography student will be familiarized with the scanning protocols and normal and abnormal sonographic findings.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (526-132 and 526-130
Co-requisites: 526-136 and 526-134 and 526-205)

526-132 DMS Clinical 1

In the first clinical course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, students become acclimated to the clinical environment, become familiar with policies, procedures and protocols at the departmental and institutional level. Students begin the performance of Diagnostic Medical Sonography procedures under the direction of staff sonographers or program faculty in accordance with all program and institutional requirements.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (526-130)

526-133 DMS General Procedures 2

This course prepares Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students to perform ultrasound evaluations of the male and female pelvis, first trimester obstetrics, introduction to second and third trimester obstetrics and thyroid exams. The gynecological portion of this course will cover normal anatomy and physiology of the female pelvis including the bony pelvis, vascular anatomy, muscles, ligaments, physiology of the menstrual cycle and normal anatomy of the pediatric and postmenopausal pelvis. The introduction to obstetrics will cover the physiology of pregnancy, embryology, spermatogenesis, oogenesis and the development of the fetus as visualized on ultrasound during the first trimester. This course will give the sonography students obstetrical ultrasound protocols and familiarize the student with normal fetal anatomy, as demonstrated on ultrasound. The laboratory portion of this course permits the student to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (526-131) and (526-134) and (526-136) and (526-205)
Co-requisites: (526-139) and (526-137) and (526-206)

526-134 DMS Clinical 2

The second clinical course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program builds on the knowledge and skills acquired during the first clinical course. Students continue to perform basic sonographic examinations of the abdomen, pelvis, and OB/GYN structures under the direct supervision of a registered sonographer, and begin to perform examinations with increased independence.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-132) and (526-130)
Co-requisites: (526-136) and (526-131) and (526-205)

526-135 DMS General Procedures 3

This course prepares Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students to perform ultrasound evaluations of the adrenals, male pelvis, gastrointestinal tract, anterior abdominal wall, musculoskeletal system, thyroid, breast, scrotum and the gravid uterus. The abdominal portion of this course will cover the anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, and the sonographic appearance of the adrenals, male pelvis, GI tract, anterior abdominal wall and musculoskeletal ultrasound. The small parts portion will discuss the anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the thyroid, breast and scrotum as visualized on ultrasound. The diagnostic medical sonography student will be familiarized with the scanning protocols and normal and abnormal sonographic findings. The obstetrical portion will cover fetal anomalies as visualized on ultrasound during the first trimester, second trimester, and third trimester. This course will cover abnormal fetal development to include discussion of pathology, pathophysiology and teratogens.The laboratory portion of this course permits the student to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-133) and (526-137) and (526-139) and (526-206)
Co-requisites: (526-140)

526-136 DMS Physics I

This course explores the principles of general wave physics as they apply to the application of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will learn the physical factors that make the production necessary for the performance of diagnostic sonographic examinations. Topics also include transducer construction and operation, components of the ultrasound machine, display modes, image recording systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-132) and (526-130)
Co-requisites: (526-134) and (526-131) and (526-205)

526-137 DMS Clinical 3

In the third clinical education course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, students continue the process of performing routine examinations of the abdomen, pelvis, small parts, and OB/GYN structures more independently, continuing the process of attaining clinical competency in these various procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-131) and (526-134) and (526-136) and (526-205)
Co-requisites: (526-133) and (526-139) and (526-206)

526-138 DMS General Procedures 4

This final general DMS procedures course permits the student to attain mastery of all sonographic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of all anatomical parts and systems of the abdomen, small parts, and OB/GYN systems. The anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the breast will be discussed along with sonographic visualization and protocol. The abdomen and abdominal vasculature pathology and patholophysiology will be studied including the gastrointestinal tract and abdominal wall. The laboratory portion of this course permits the student to attain mastery of the scanning techniques of all ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures and associated with the abdomen, small parts, and OB/GYN systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (526-135) and (526-140)
Co-requisites: (526-245) and (526-142)

526-139 DMS Physics 2 Instrumentation

This course continues building on the principles of general wave physics as they apply to the application of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Topics include Doppler applications, imaging artifacts, and performance & safety. Biological effects of ultrasound energy are also explored. SPI registry review is the final component of this course.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-131) and (526-134) and (526-136) and (526-205)
Co-requisites: (526-133) and (526-206) and (526-137)

526-140 DMS Clinical 4

In the fourth clinical education course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, students work towards attaining mastery of all ultrasound procedures of the abdomen and pelvis, small parts, and OB/GYN structures by performing these examinations with increased independence.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (526-133) and (526-137) and (526-139) and (526-206)
Co-requisites: (526-135)

526-141 DMS Vascular Procedures 1

This course introduces the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to the principles of vascular sonographic imaging. Topics include vascular physics and terminology, arterial, venous, and cerebrovascular applications of ultrasound, and normal, abnormal and pathologic sonographic presentation of vascular anatomy.The laboratory portion of this course permits the student to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to 105262, Diag Med Sonography Vascular Programs.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (526-135) and (526-140)
Co-requisites: (526-138) and (526-142)

526-142 DMS Clinical 5

In the fifth clinical education course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, students continue the process of performing routine examinations of the abdomen and pelvis, small parts, and OB/GYN structures. Students also begin the process of observing and performing examinations of the peripheral vascular system under the direct supervision of a registered sonographer.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-135) and (526-140)
Co-requisites: (526-138) and (526-245)

526-143 DMS Vascular Procedures 2

This is the second course designed to prepare the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to perform ultrasonic evaluation of vascular sonographic structures. Topics include vascular anatomy, physiology, and terminology related to imaging of arterial, venous, and cerebrovascular structures.The laboratory portion of this course permits the student continued and advanced opportunity to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to 105262, Diag Med Sonography Vascular Programs.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-138) and (526-141) and (526-142)
Co-requisites: (526-144) and (526-145)

526-144 DMS Clinical 6

In this final clinical education course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, the student completes the process of becoming competent in all general and abdominal, small parts, OB/GYN, and vascular sonographic procedures, and can perform all examinations required for graduation independently.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-138) and (526-207) and (526-142)
Co-requisites: (526-208) and (526-145) and (526-209)

526-145 DMS Registry Review

This course is a review of all program curricula and musculoskeletal ultrasound, preparing the student to successfully sit for the certification examinations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepared by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS,) or the examination in Ultrasound prepared by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Various methods of preparation, including the use of mock examinations will be utilized.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-138) and (526-207) and (526-142)
Co-requisites: (526-208) and (526-144) and (526-209)

526-146 DMS Cross Sectional Anatomy

This course challenges students who have an interest in sonography to apply their current knowledge of human anatomy and to reference the cross sectional world of imaging to that of ultrasound imaging. Students will learn to visualize anatomical structures in sonographic images as well as other imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Anatomical structures will be studied in axial, sagittal, and coronal body planes. This course is designed to enhance the sonographer’s scanning abilities in an attempt to reinforce knowledge of human anatomy.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to 105262, Diag Med Sonography Vascular Programs.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (526-130) and (526-132)

526-147 CT Clinical 1

The first CT clinical education course allows the student to obtain the clinical experience requirements necessary to be eligible to sit for the post-primary ARRT certification examination in Computed Tomography (CT). This course is also intended to develop learner competence and expertise in a variety of CT procedures. Students may obtain CT examination only after completing corresponding CT Procedures courses.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (526-126) and (526-127) and (526-128)

526-148 CT Clinical 2

The second CT clinical education course allows the student to obtain any clinical experience requirements they have yet to complete that are necessary to be eligible to sit for the post-primary ARRT certification examination in Computed Tomography (CT). As with CT Clinical 1, this course is also intended to develop learner competence and expertise in a variety of computed tomography procedures. Students may obtain CT examination only after completing corresponding CT Procedures courses.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (526-126) and (526-127) and (526-128)

526-149 Radiographic Procedures 1

Prepares radiography students to perform routine radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, and pelvis. Course includes considerations for mobile and trauma procedures. Students apply knowledge of human anatomy to position the patient correctly to achieve and evaluate optimal diagnostic quality images which includes identifying radiographically significant anatomy.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 5
Pre-requisites: (526-158)
Co-requisites: (526-159) and (526-192)

526-150 Computed Tomography Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

Presentation of anatomical structures as they appear in Computed Tomography (CT) images produced in axial, sagittal, coronal, and oblique sections. This course will also explore pathological conditions commonly diagnosed through the use of CT.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 3

526-151 Computed Tomography Procedures

This course provides instruction of specific computed tomographic procedures and includes content related to procedure indications and contraindications, patient preparation, orientation, contrast media usage and positioning. Information related to patient history, assessment, and education is also included. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 3

526-152 CT Physics and Instrumentation

This course is designed to promote an understanding of the physics of computed tomography. Topics covered include the characteristics of x-radiation and CT beam attenuation, as well as data acquisition and manipulation techniques. Computed tomography systems will be explored covering topics including CT tube configuration, collimator and detector design, and characteristics and functions and the CT computer. Lastly, CT image processing and display will be examined from data acquisition through post processing, archiving and communication.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 3

526-153 Computed Tomography Clinical

The CT clinical education course allows the student to complete the clinical experience requirements to be eligible to sit for the post-primary ARRT certification examination in Computed Tomography (CT). This course is also intended to develop competence and expertise in a variety of computed tomography procedures in the learner.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Computed Tomography Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-150) and (526-151)

526-158 Introduction to Radiography

Introduces students to the role of radiography in health care. Students apply healthcare communication techniques. Students are introduced to legal and ethical considerations, patient interactions and management, patient and provider safety, and pharmacology.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: (526-168)

526-159 Radiographic Imaging

Introduces radiography students to the process and components of imaging. Students determine the factors that affect image quality including contrast, receptor exposure, spatial resolution and distortion.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-158)
Co-requisites: (526-149) and (526-192)

526-168 Radiography Clinical 1

This beginning level clinical course prepares radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with extensive supervision and direction. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a health care setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. An emphasis of the course is the development of communication and critical thinking skills appropriate to the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (526-158)

526-170 Radiographic Imaging 2

Explores film processing components as well as the principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within analog and digital systems. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: 526-159

526-174 ARRT Certification Seminar

Provides preparation for the for the national certification examination prepared by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Emphasis is placed on the weak areas of the individual students. Simulated registry examinations are utilized.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-194)
Co-requisites: (526-189) and (526-197) and (526-198)

526-189 Radiographic Pathology

Prepares radiography students to determine the basic radiographic manifestations of pathological conditions. Students classify trauma related to site, complications, and prognosis and locate the radiographic appearance of pathologies.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (526-231)
Co-requisites: (526-197) and (526-174) and (526-198)

526-190 Radiography Clinical 5

This fifth level clinical course prepares radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with some supervision. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a health care setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. Students are encouraged to demonstrate independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-199)
Co-requisites: (526-231) and (526-195)

526-191 Radiographic Procedures 2

Prepares radiography students to perform routine radiographic procedures of the skull, facial bones, sinus, spine, bony thorax, gastrointestinal, urological, and special studies.Course includes considerations for contrast, mobile, surgical and trauma procedures. Students apply knowledge of human anatomy to position the patient correctly to achieve and evaluate optimal diagnostic quality images which includes identifying radiographically significant anatomy.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 5
Pre-requisites: (526-149)
Co-requisites: (526-230) and (526-193)

526-192 Radiography Clinical 2

This second level clinical course continues to prepare radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with considerable direct and limited indirect supervision. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographic images in a health care setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. An emphasis of the course is the development of communication and critical thinking skills appropriate to the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-168)
Co-requisites: (526-149) and (526-159)

526-193 Radiography Clinical 3

This third level clinical course prepares radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with varying degrees of direct and indirect supervision. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographic images in a health care setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. An emphasis of the course is the demonstration of communication and critical thinking skills appropriate to the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-192)
Co-requisites: (526-191) and (526-230)

526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation

Introduces radiography students to the principles and application of x-ray technology. Students analyze how x-rays are produced and determine the corrective actions necessary for common equipment malfunctions.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-230 or 526-170)
Co-requisites: (526-195) and (526-190)

526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis

Prepares radiography students to analyze radiographic images for quality. Students apply quality control tests to determine the causes of image problems including equipment malfunctions and procedural errors.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-191)
Co-requisites: (526-231) and (526-190)

526-196 Modalities

Introduces radiography students to imaging modalities with an emphasis in computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3

526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology

Prepares radiography students to protect themselves and others from exposure to radioactivity. Students examine the characteristics of radiation and how radiation affects cell biology. Students apply standards and guidelines for radiation exposure.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-194)
Co-requisites: (526-189) and (526-174) and (526-198)

526-198 Radiography Clinical 6

This final clinical course requires students to integrate and apply all knowledge learned in previous courses to the production of high quality images in the clinical setting with minimal direct and primarily indirect supervision. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of images in a health care setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. Students are encouraged to demonstrate independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-190)
Co-requisites: (526-189) and (526-197) and (526-174)

526-199 Radiography Clinical 4

This fourth level clinical course prepares radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients. The student transitions from direct to indirect supervision as competency performance increases. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographic images in a health care setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. Students are encouraged to demonstrate independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-193)

526-205

This course introduces the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to the principles of vascular sonographic imaging. Topics include vascular physics, terminology, hemodynamics, and cerebrovascular applications of ultrasound, and normal, abnormal and pathologic sonographic presentation of vascular anatomy. The laboratory portion of this course permits the student to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-130) and (526-132)
Co-requisites: (526-131) and (526-134) and (526-136)

526-206

This is the second vascular course designed to prepare the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to perform ultrasonic evaluation of vascular sonographic structures. Topics include vascular anatomy, physiology, and terminology related to imaging of arterial, venous peripheral vascular structures. The laboratory portion of this course permits the student continued and advanced opportunity to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-131) and (526-134) and (526-136) and (526-205)
Co-requisites: (526-133) and (526-137) and (526-139)

526-230 Advanced Radiographic Imaging

Explores the factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within digital systems are discussed. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (526-159)
Co-requisites: (526-191) and (526-193)

526-231 Imaging Modalities

Introduces radiography students to imaging modalities with an emphasis in computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Radiography Program.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: ((526-230) or (526-170))
Co-requisites: (526-195) and (526-190)

526-245

This is the third vascular course designed to prepare the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to perform ultrasonic evaluation of vascular sonographic structures. Topics include and continuation of peripheral vascular structures and vascular anatomy, physiology, and terminology related to imaging of abdominal vascular structures. The laboratory portion of this course permits the student continued and advanced opportunity to simulate ultrasound examinations of anatomical structures for the purposes of identification of structures and pathology, and to reinforce scanning technique in preparation for performing these examinations in the clinical setting.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (526-135) and (526-140)
Co-requisites: (526-138) and (526-142)

526-246

This is the fourth vascular course designed to prepare the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student to perform ultrasonic evaluation of vascular sonographic structures. Topics include US guided procedures, surgery, QA, statistical testing and lab accreditation. This courses will also cover VT registry review and board preparation.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (526-138) and (526-245) and (526-142)
Co-requisites: (526-144) and (526-247) and (526-145)

526-247

A capstone course that prepares the student for the transition from student to staff sonographer. Current issues that challenge the entry-level sonographer along with new and future songraphic techniques will be discussed. Other topics covered include resume writing, job interviewing, networking and professional development.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Restrictions: Restricted to students admitted to Diag Med Sonography Vascular Program.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (526-138) and (526-245) and (526-142)
Co-requisites: (526-144) and (526-246) and (526-145)