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IMAGE 320 Computed Tomography I

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:27 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 320 (lecture) and IMAGE 330 (lab) simultaneously.
  • Enrollment Limitation:* Acceptance into the CT program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This is the introductory course to the Computed Tomography Program. Content will include an overview of the entire program, hardware and system operation, some study into the history and appearance of CT images, safety, and overview of cross sectional anatomy, and an overview of the requirements for the CT Certification Exam.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify the key content and the historical progression of the Computed Tomography program.
  • demonstrate cross-sectional anatomy knowledge necessary to execute technically proficient scans.
  • enumerate the safety concerns and basic protocols of the CT technologist in order to enter a live scanning environment.
  • demonstrate the communication protocols for successful patient interaction prior to and following the CT scan.

IMAGE 321 Computed Tomography II

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:IMAGE 320 and 330 with grades of "C" or better
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 321 (lecture) and IMAGE 331 (clinical internship lab) simultaneously.
  • Enrollment Limitation:* Acceptance into the Computed Tomography Program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This lecture course will emphasize review of actual Computed Tomography (CT) case studies that have been rendered identity neutral. Reading scans as well as continued training in safety and protocols for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) technologist will be emphasized. Additionally, there will be an overview of the ARRT standards and requirements for the CT certification exam. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 331.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • clearly demonstrate the knowledge of the key operating components of the Computed Tomography scanner and their purpose in the scanning process.
  • demonstrate patient handling and safety protocols in the Computed Tomography scanning environment.
  • identify the primary intravenous procedures and contrast agents.
  • list the common Computed Tomography artifacts and their typical causes.

IMAGE 330 Computed Tomography Lab I

  • Units:0.5
  • Hours:27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 320 (lecture) and IMAGE 330 (lab) simultaneously.
  • Enrollment Limitation:* Acceptance into the CT program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

The ARRT Computed Tomography Technologist simulation training is a technique for practicing and learning all aspects of performing ARRT CT procedures. Students will use actual CT equipment on dummies that simulate human physiology in order to become proficient enough to enter the live CT environment. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 320.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic operations of CT equipment to a satisfactory level.
  • explain the standard protocols and safety procedures for before, during, and after a CT scan.
  • list some of the key factors involved with performing a CT scan: patient handling and safety, CT image formation and processing, CT image quality, CT artifacts, and intravenous procedures.

IMAGE 331 Computed Tomography Lab II

  • Units:7
  • Hours:378 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:IMAGE 320 and 330 with grades of "C" or better
  • Enrollment Limitation:* Acceptance into the CT program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This lab course will take place in an actual CT scanning environment off campus. Students will build their portfolio of a minimum of 125 scan repetitions covering at least 25 of the 59 possible procedures. This course may be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 321.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • complete a portfolio of CT scans sufficient to meet ARRT repetition requirements and demonstrate technical proficiency to meet ARRT standards.
  • demonstrate professionalism and observance of safety regulations in all interactions with patients and staff.
  • demonstrate proper scanning techniques so as to avoid most common artifacts.

IMAGE 340 Magnetic Resonance Imaging I

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:27 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Corequisite:IMAGE 350
  • Enrollment Limitation:Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course will introduce the student to the key aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The fundamental components of the scanner, safety concerns, and basic concepts of the imaging process will be introduced. Students will also be provided with basic protocols of an MR scan as well as given information regarding the common types of scans. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 350, the introductory lab course in MRI.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify the key hardware components of the MR scanner.
  • state the key safety concerns as well as safety protocols that must be followed before, during, and after an MR scan.
  • list key advanced techniques that will be practiced in the clinical setting.
  • list the considerations for scans done on a variety of different regions of the anatomy including head, extremities, thorax, abdomen, and spine.

IMAGE 341 Magnetic Resonance Imaging II

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:IMAGE 340 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Corequisite:IMAGE 351
  • Enrollment Limitation:Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This lecture course will emphasize review of MR instrumentation, principles, pulse sequences, image acquisition, imaging parameters, MRI safety, and review of actual MRI scans. Training in safety and protocols for the ARRT technologist will be also be emphasized. Additionally, there will be an overview of the ARRT standards and requirements for the MRI certification exam.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the key operating components of the Magnetic Resonance scanner and their purpose in the scanning process.
  • explain the basic principles which govern magnetic resonance imaging.
  • identify the primary intravenous procedures and contrast agents.
  • list the common MRI artifacts and their typical causes.

IMAGE 350 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab I

  • Units:0.5
  • Hours:27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Corequisite:IMAGE 340
  • Enrollment Limitation:Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

The ARRT Magnetic Resonance Technologist simulation training is a technique for practicing and learning all aspects of performing ARRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures. Students will use actual MRI equipment on dummies that simulate human physiology in order to become proficient enough to enter the live MRI environment. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 340.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic operations of MRI equipment to a satisfactory level.
  • explain the standard protocols and safety procedures for before, during, and after an MRI scan.
  • list some of the key factors involved with performing a MRI scan: patient handling and safety, MRI image formation and processing, MRI image quality, MRI artifacts, and intravenous procedures.

IMAGE 351 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lab II

  • Units:7
  • Hours:378 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:IMAGE 350 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Corequisite:IMAGE 341
  • Enrollment Limitation:Acceptance into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This lab course is the primary clinical experience for the MRI program. The clinical experience requirements are established by the ARRT in their Rules and Regulations. As part of the educational program, candidates must demonstrate competence in the clinical activities identified below. They must be signed off in all general patient care procedures, MRI safety requirements, quality control tests, the 18 required MRI Procedures and 10 of the 24 elective MRI Procedures. These will be detailed in the topics of this course outline as well as the student handbook for the MRI program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate competence in the 18 required MRI procedures.
  • demonstrate competence in 10 of the 24 elective MRI procedures.
  • demonstrate competence in the seven mandatory general patient care activities.
  • demonstrate competence in the MRI safety requirements.
  • demonstrate competence in the seven mandatory quality control tests.

IMAGE 360 Vascular-Interventional Radiography I

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:27 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 360 (lecture) and IMAGE 370 (lab) together.
  • Enrollment Limitation:*Acceptance into the Vascular-Interventional Radiography program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course will introduce the student to the key aspects of Vascular-Interventional Radiography (IR). The fundamental components of the scanner, safety concerns, and basic concepts of the imaging process will be introduced. Students will also be provided with basic protocols of an IR scan as well as given information regarding the common types of scans. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 370, the introductory lab course in IR.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify the safety protocols before during and after a Vascular-Interventional Radiography scan.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic equipment and instrumentation related to Vascular-Interventional Radiography.

IMAGE 361 Vascular-Interventional Radiography II

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:IMAGE 360 and 370 with grades of "C" or better
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 361 (lecture) and IMAGE 371 (clinical lab experience) at the same time.
  • Enrollment Limitation:*Acceptance into the Vascular-Interventional Radiography program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This lecture course will emphasize review of actual Vascular-Interventional Radiography cases that have been rendered identity neutral. Reading scans as well as continued training in safety and protocols for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) will be emphasized. Additionally, there will be an overview of the ARRT standards and requirements for the IR certification exam. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 371.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • clearly demonstrate the knowledge of the key equipment and instrumentation of vascular-interventional radiography and their purpose in the scanning process.
  • demonstrate patient handling and safety protocols in the IR scanning environment.
  • list the common IR procedures and can discuss the indications, contraindications, and complications that may arise from these procedures.

IMAGE 370 Vascular-Interventional Radiography Lab I

  • Units:0.5
  • Hours:27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 360 (lecture) and IMAGE 370 (lab) at the same time.
  • Enrollment Limitation:*Acceptance into the Vascular-Interventional Radiography program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Vascular-Interventional Radiography (IR) simulation training is a technique for learning and practicing all aspects of performing ARRT Vascular-Interventional Radiography procedures. Students will use actual IR equipment on phantom dummies that simulate human physiology in order to become proficient enough to enter the live IR environment. This course will be taken in conjunction with IMAGE 360.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic operations of IR equipment to a satisfactory level.
  • explain the standard protocols and safety procedures for before, during, and after an IR scan.
  • list some of the key factors involved with performing an IR scan: patient safety, IR image formation and processing, IR image quality, IR artifacts, and intravenous procedures.

IMAGE 371 Vascular-Interventional Radiography Lab II

  • Units:7
  • Hours:378 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:IMAGE 370 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Corequisite:Students will take IMAGE 361 (lecture) and IMAGE 371 (clinical lab experience) at the same time.
  • Enrollment Limitation:*Acceptance into the Vascular-Interventional Radiography program.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This lab course is the primary clinical experience for the vascular-interventional radiography program. The clinical experience requirements are established by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in their Rules and Regulations. As part of the educational program, candidates must demonstrate competence in the clinical activities identified below. They must be signed off in all General Patient Care Procedures, IR Safety Requirements, Quality Control tests, the minimum of 10 procedures with a total of 200 repetitions across the procedures. These will be detailed in the student handbook for the IR program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in a minimum of ten of the 61 possible procedures on the list of ARRT requirements.
  • demonstrate a total of 200 total repetitions across all the procedures chosen.
  • appropriately prepare supplies and maintain equipment.
  • demonstrate appropriate evaluation of requisition and patient, patient preparation and administration of medications as required.
  • demonstrate appropriate patient monitoring during procedures.
  • demonstrate appropriate follow-up patient care.
  • demonstrate appropriate image processing, including evaluation of images to ensure they demonstrate correct anatomy, radiographic techniques and identification/labeling.