Radiologic Technology

 

HAN 401 Radiobiology and Health Physics (3 credits): Presents an overview of the biological effects of radiation by examining the interaction of radiation with matter, macromolecules, cells, tissue and the whole body.  Studies the clinical impact of responses to radiation.  Introduces students to radiation safety through topics such as biologic consequences of irradiation, regulatory limitation of exposure, methods for exposure minimization, and radiation monitoring.   Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 402 Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology (3 credits): Provides basic radiographic anatomy from both the projection and cross sectional point of view.  Introduces to basic disease processes, including the nature and causes of disease and injury.  Examines these processes on medical images acquired through radiography, computed tomography, angiography, magnetic resonance, scintigraphy, emission computed tomography and ultrasonography.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 404 Radiology Imstrumentation (3 credits): Expands imaging physics into the area of Radiologic Technology.  Studies the physical basis, construction, operation, and quality control of radiographic, fluoroscopic, computed radiographic, direct radiographic, digital subtraction, and computed tomography systems.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 405 Radiographic Technique (3 credits): Focuses on production of radiographic image.  Includes rationale for selection of technical factors, issues of image resolution and contrast, image receptor technology; film sensitometry; image intensification; film processing; grids; automatic exposure control; portable/surgical procedures; and basic contrast agent pharmacology, and administration directly related to the production of radiographic images.  Presents an overview of the special modalities of computed radiograph (CR), direct radiography (DR), fluoroscopy, digital fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography (DSA), computed tomography (CT), and picture archive communication systems (PACS).  Special emphasis is placed on reducing patient exposure to radiation.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.

HAN 406 Radiographic Procedures and Positioning I (6 credits): Examines routine clinical radiographic positioning of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder, spine, chest, pelvis, skull, abdomen, and digestive and urinary systems.  Includes portable studies, operating room applications, angiography and advanced imaging techniques.  Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.  Prerequisite:  HAN 395.