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RAD 110 Radiographic Positioning I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
SUN#: NA
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: An introduction to radiographic positioning and a review of related anatomy covering anatomy, physiology and the fundamentals of radiographic positioning for the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, abdomen and vertebral column.

Prerequisites: Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the basics of anatomical and radiographic nomenclature.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify the structure and function of anatomy related to the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, vertebral column and abdomen.
3. (Knowledge Level) Define the standard positioning terms related to procedures of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, abdomen and vertebral column.
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the general considerations for radiographic procedures of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, abdomen and vertebral column including an evaluation of radiographic orders, patients with special needs, room preparation and patient communication.
5. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate images of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, abdomen and vertebral column for positioning, centering, appropriate anatomy and overall image quality.
6. (Knowledge Level) Indicate the anatomy and structures visualized on routine radiographs of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, abdomen and vertebral column.
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate the routine and special positions/projections for the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, chest, pelvis, pelvic girdle, abdomen and vertebral column.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives for Radiographic Procedures (p. 95) and Image Analysis (p. 82) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum
http://www.asrt.org/docs/educators/ed_curr_rad2012approved_071112.pdf?sfvrsn=0

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Competency-Requirements/RAD-Competency-Requirements.pdf
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Content-Specification/RAD-Content-Specification.pdf
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Examinations/RAD-Task-Inventory-2012.pdf