Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

RAD 103 L - Positioning I

Instruction and practice in radiographic positioning or the appendicular skeleton.

Credits: 2
5 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

  1. Identify and discriminate between terms such as digital image, projection, position, method, view, and several other basic positioning terms.
  2. Identify and describe the patient positioning, CR direction, tube angulation, centering point, anatomical structures demonstrated and evaluation criteria for each of the following radiographic projections/positions involving the upper extremities, lower extremities, chest, abdomen, and shoulder girdle.
  3. Identify the position demonstrated on radiographic images of the upper and lower extremities, chest, abdomen, and shoulder girdle regions.
  4. Inclusive of patient communication skills, perform or simulate the above mentioned radiographic projections/methods on phantoms or live subject, respectively.
  5. Perform 85% proficiency in hands-on evaluations with each of the following areas:  upper extremity, lower extremity, chest, abdomen, and shoulder girdle, prior to performing these types of exams on patients in the clinical setting.