Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

RAD 204 L - Advanced Positioning

Instruction and practice in positioning techniques involving the skull, facial bones, and advanced radiographic procedures and sectional anatomy.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  RAD 133 Clinical Education III

Credits: 1
2 Laboratory Hour
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

  1. Identify and describe the patient positioning, CR direction, tube angulation, centering point, anatomical structures demonstrated, and evaluation criteria for the required radiographic positions/projections involving the skull, sinuses, orbits, and facial bones.
  2. Identify the position/projection demonstrated on radiographic images of the skull, sinuses, orbits, and facial bones.
  3. Perform or simulate the required radiographic positions/projections on phantoms or live subject, respectively, utilizing appropriate communication skills and radiation safety measures.
  4. Perform 90% on practical evaluations with each of the following areas of the head; sinuses, orbits, and facial bones.
  5. Identify and explain the following Advanced Radiographic procedures; Pediatric Radiography, Bone Densitometry, Radiography of the Respiratory System, Radiography of the Genito-Urinary System, and Radiography of the Reproductive System.
  6. Identify the basic sectional anatomy of the brain, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.
  7. Correlate and identify sectional anatomy on CT & MRI images.