Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3582
First Term: 2012 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 84-97
CIP Code: 51.0911

Occupational Area: Health Science / Allied Health
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Radiography program provides training in patient services using imaging modalities, as directed by physicians qualified to order and/or perform radiologic procedures. Curriculum includes training in patient care essential to radiologic procedures; this includes exercising judgment when performing medical imaging procedures. The program focuses on principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others, anatomy, positioning, radiographic techniques, maintaining equipment, processing film, the digital environment, keeping patient records, and performing various office tasks.




Phase One:
Option I: Credits: 10.0-18.5
For entry level students with no prior medical radiography experience. Courses in Option I must be completed before students are eligible to be placed in the Medical Radiography queue.

BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4

COM+++++ Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area 3

+ CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent by Assessment (Asset Reading Placement Test) (0) OR
+ CRE111 Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent by Assessment (0) 0-3

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ MAT090 Developmental Algebra (5) OR
+ MAT091 Introductory Algebra (4) OR
+ MAT092 Introductory Algebra (3) OR
+ MAT093 Introductory Algebra/Math Anxiety Reduction (5) OR
satisfactory score on District Placement exam OR
satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course 0-5

EMT/HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5

Option II: Credits: 12.5-21.0
Currently working in the radiography field with minimum six (6) months of experience in a hospital acute care setting OR one (1) year experience in an outpatient imaging setting.

Option II is available to medical radiography practical technologists (PTs) with current state Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) licensure.

BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
COM+++++ Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area 3

+ CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent by Assessment (Asset Reading Placement Test) OR
+ CRE111 Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent by Assessment (0) 0-3

+ ENG101 First-Year Composition (3) OR
+ ENG107 First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3

+ MAT090 Developmental Algebra (5) OR
+ MAT091 Introductory Algebra (4) OR
+ MAT092 Introductory Algebra (3) OR
+ MAT093 Introductory Algebra/Math Anxiety Reduction (5) OR
satisfactory score on District Placement exam OR
satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course 0-5

EMT/HCC/RES109 CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5

+ DMI110 Critical Evaluation of the Diagnostic Medical Image 1.5
DMI113 Orientation to the Clinical Environment 1

Phase Two: Credits: 6.5
After acceptance into program and before the start of required courses, students in Option I and Option II must complete the following courses:
DMI100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Imaging 0.5

HCC130 Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3) OR
HCC130AA Health Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130AB Workplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AC Personal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130AD Communication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AE Legal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AF Decision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5) 3

HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers 2
+ HCC164 Pharmacology for Allied Health 0.5
+ HCC200 Basic Client Care for Allied Health 0.5" />
Required Courses
Students who have been admitted into Option 2 in Prerequisites area in lieu of enrolling in DMI101 though DMI107 are required to take Credit by Evaluation for 19 credits through the Integrated Competency Assessment Network (ICAN).

+ DMI101 Radiation Safety 2
+ DMI102 Radiographic Positioning I 4
+ DMI103 Radiographic Processing 1.5
+ DMI104 Radiography Practicum I 3.5
+ DMI105 Fundamentals of Radiation Physics 3
+ DMI106 Radiographic Image Evaluation I 1
+ DMI107 Digital Imaging 4
+ DMI112 Radiographic Positioning II 3
+ DMI114 Radiography Practicum II 3
+ DMI118 Contrast Media Procedures 2
+ DMI124 Radiography Practicum III 3
+ DMI204 Radiography Practicum IV 3
+ DMI211 Pharmacology of Contrast Agents 0.5
+ DMI212 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 1
+ DMI214 Radiography Practicum V 4.5
+ DMI215 Radiation Biology 2
+ DMI216 Radiographic Image Evaluation II 1
+ DMI/ICE220 Sectional Anatomy 3
+ DMI221 Advanced Digital Imaging 2
+ DMI222 Advanced Radiologic Pathology 1
+ DMI/ICE223 Introduction to Computed Tomography 1
+ DMI224 Radiography Practicum VI 5
+ DMI226 Radiographic Image Evaluation III 1
+ DMI227 Radiography Seminar 1
+ HCC218 Venous Access for Diagnostic Agents 0.5
Credits: 56.5

Program Competencies
1. Apply the principles of radiation protection for patient, self and others. (DMI101, DMI215)
2. Position patients for radiographic examinations of the chest, hand and wrist. (DMI102)
3. Position patients for radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremity, pelvis, bony thorax, and contrast media procedures. (DMI102, DMI112, DMI118, HCC218)
4. Process and evaluate radiographic images for processing quality. (DMI103)
5. Produce diagnostic images for all types of patients, using different equipment, contrast media, and accessory devices. (DMI104, DMI114, DMI124, DMI204, DMI214, DMI224)
6. Explain basic physical concepts, equipment malfunctions, and safe limits of operation. (DMI105)
7. Evaluate independently medical imaging procedures and recommend technical modifications to insure diagnostic quality. (DMI106, DMI216, DMI226)
8. Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic techniques with minimal radiation exposure to the patient. (DMI107)
9. Position patients for radiographic examinations of the spine and skull. (DMI112)
10. Describe common drug categories and characteristics and applications for radiographic contrast media. (DMI211)
11. Explain advanced radiographic procedures. (DMI212)
12. Explain key principles of radiation biology. (DMI215)
13. Describe the operating principles of different imaging modalities. (DMI221, DMI223)
14. Identify examples of radiographic pathology. (DMI220, DMI222)
15. Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance procedures. (DMI105, DMI221)
16. Employ job application and interviewing techniques. (DMI227)
Last Updated: October 25, 2011

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