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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Radiologic Technology

RDT110 - Radiologic Technology I
Course introduces student to radiography in the health care setting. Content includes history of radiation and career paths, concepts of patient care, ethical and legal responsibilities, positioning principles, terminology, and basic anatomy including topographical landmarks, radiation protection principles, and hazards.Prerequisite: MAT140 and BIO231
12 Credit Hours (lecture: 8; lab: 12)
Fee: $105

RDT120 - Radiologic Technology II
Course includes factors affecting radiographic exposure, principles and devices in technique formation, radiation production methods and control, positioning principles, terminology, basic anatomy, and processing of the image. The clinical course emphasizes radiography of minor contrast studies to include fluoroscopy and pyelography. The student must continue to master previous clinical competencies in chest and abdomen studies. Course includes introduction to surgical procedures. Prerequisite: RDT 110 with minimum grade of C.
12 Credit Hours (lecture: 8; lab: 12)
Fee: $105

RDT130 - Radiologic Technology III
Course continues work in specific areas of image, positioning principles, terminology, basic anatomy, basic radiographic images, concepts of disease, systemic classifications, complication, prognosis of disease, effects of pathology on radiographs, and radiographic technique. Emphasis is on radiography of the extremities and surgical work. Students master skills in chest, abdomen, contrast studies, flouro and surgical abdominal cases.Prerequisite: RDT 120 with minimum grade of C.
6 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 12)
Fee: $105

RDT210 - Radiologic Technology IV
Course includes basic principles of general physics and application to radiography, basic formulas and technique, image intensified fluoroscopy, recording medias, techniques, tomography and computed tomography, digital imaging, duplication and subtraction, research paper and presentations, and advanced radiologic positioning, including boney thorax, cranium, and specific cranial anatomical studies. Emphasis is on vertebral column and mastering upper and lower extremities. Clinical rotation through surgery and trauma.Prerequisite: RDT 130 with minimum grade of C.
12 Credit Hours (lecture: 6; lab: 18)
Fee: $105

RDT220 - Radiologic Technology V
Course deals with effects of ionizing radiation on living, specialized radiographic procedures and modalities, quality assurance, quality control measures, governing organizations, regulations, test tools and methods of application., information required for equipment operation and maintenance, and skills to determine a radiograph’s acceptability and to learn to correct errors. Emphasis is on radiography of the cranium and mastering vertebral skills as well as additional modalities.Prerequisite: RDT 210 with minimum grade of C.
12 Credit Hours (lecture: 6; lab: 18)
Fee: $105

RDT230 - Radiologic Technology VI
Course requires student to prove proficiency in all areas of radiography. Topics covered prepare students for American Registry Examination, review content from prior RDT courses, and provide an overview of professional responsibilities of a radiographer including continuing education, certification, scope of practice, and licensure. Emphasis is on mastering the complete clinical education experience and fostering confidence as a technologist.Prerequisite: RDT 220 with minimum grade of C.
6 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 9)
Fee: $105

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