This is an interactive course that encourages proactive learning by participating in demonstrations and contributing unusual views or techniques from clinical sites. The student expands their knowledge by learning obscure and specialized radiographic views, including views for specific pathologies; upright vs. supine variations of exam; and exams modified to patient condition. The student learns and perfects out-of-the-ordinary or challenging views they have encountered and complete case studies describing clinical situations in which they used critical thinking or performed an exam in an unusual way. The student evaluates all aspects of radiographic images, including the assessment of radiographic contrast and density, recorded detail, and anatomical positioning. Discussion includes image assessment criteria for determining the diagnostic acceptability of diagnostic examinations. Activities focus on student presentations for analysis of selected cases and address improvement alternatives focused on positioning and technique selections.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Radiologic Science (RAD)
2.5 hours of lecture, 1.5 hours of lab per week