Radiographic Sci (RS)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
RS 1105 Introduction to Radiographic Science: 1 semester hour.
History of the profession, responsibilities of the technologist, professional development, radiation protection, areas of specialization. F, S, W
RS 3310 Radiographic Methods I: 2 semester hours.
Introduces the student to basic terminology, theory and principles of anatomy, and positioning of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. F
RS 3311 Radiographic Methods II: 2 semester hours.
Introduces the student to basic theory and principles of radiographic procedures of the lower limb, femur, pelvic girdle, cervical/thoracic/lumbar spine, sacrum coccyx, and upper gastrointestinal system. S
RS 3312 Radiographic Methods III: 2 semester hours.
Continuation of 3311 emphasizing theory and principles of radiographic examinations of the lower gastrointestinal system, bony thorax, skull and cranial bones, facial bones, paranasal sinuses, and urinary system. F
RS 3320 Radiographic Imaging Applications: 1 semester hour.
Exploration of the methodology of various types of radiographic recording media applications including image acquisition, image processing, and image manipulation for compound radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and x-ray film screen. F
RS 3320L Radiographic Imaging Applications Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
Laboratory experience with photographic technique including image recording media, acquisition, manipulation of CR/DR, and film screen methods. F
RS 3325 Patient Care in Radiography: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to patient care principles and procedures utilized in radiography including vital signs, body mechanics, catheterization, sterile procedures, drug administration, isolation techniques and medical emergency procedures. F
RS 3330 Radiographic Exposure: 3 semester hours.
Determination of radiographic exposure values with emphasis on radiographic quality and equipment used in the production of radiographs. COREQ: RS 3330L. F
RS 3330L Radiographic Exposure Lab: 0 semester hours.
RS 3340 Laboratory Practicum I: 1 semester hour.
Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. F
RS 3341 Laboratory Practicum II: 1 semester hour.
Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. COREQ: RS 3311. S
RS 3342 Laboratory Practicum III: 1 semester hour.
Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. COREQ: RS 3312. S
RS 3375 Pediatric Radiography: 1 semester hour.
Study of the theory and clinical application of pediatric radiography. S
RS 3388 Radiation Protection: 1 semester hour.
Topics include: x-ray interaction with matter, quantities and units of radiation, biological effects of ionizing radiation, MPD, radiation detection instruments, methods to minimize radiation exposure to patients and personnel, and U.S. Government radiation control standards. S
RS 3389 Applied Radiography I: 4 semester hours.
Clinical applications of radiographic examinations with emphasis on the chest, abdomen, and upper limbs. F
RS 3390 Applied Radiography II: 4 semester hours.
Clinical applications of radiographic examinations with emphasis on the lower extremity, hips, and pelvis. S
RS 4421 Computed Tomography: 1 semester hour.
Basics of computed tomography covering fundamentals, equipment and instrumentation, data acquisition, image processing, reconstruction, patient safety, image quality, procedures, cross-sectional anatomy, and additional applications. Su
RS 4430 Radiologic Pathology: 2 semester hours.
Study of the pathological processes of various diseases and disorders with emphasis on the demonstration of pathology on radiographs. S
RS 4441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I: 1 semester hour.
RS 4450 Alternate Imaging Modalities with Introduction to Evidence-Based Research: 1 semester hour.
An introduction to Alternate Imaging Modalities such as CT and MRI with an emphasis on evidence-based research in radiographic science. F
RS 4460 Introduction to Radiographic Quality Assurance: 2 semester hours.
Study and application of equipment maintenance procedures to assure consistency in the contrast, density/brightness, and sharpness of radiographic images. F
RS 4470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure: 2 semester hours.
In-depth study in establishing radiographic exposure values; digital fluoroscopy; image intensification; and CR, DR, EMR, and PACS systems. S
RS 4475 Registry Review: 2 semester hours.
In-depth study of material that may be presented on the written registry review administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). S
RS 4481 Independent Problems in Radiography: 1-2 semester hours.
Study of topics in radiography selected by students and faculty. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. D
RS 4488 Applied Radiography III: 5 semester hours.
Clinical application of radiographic examinations with emphasis on the pediatric chest, non-ambulatory chest, cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, sacrum/coccyx, and gastrointestinal procedures. Su
RS 4489 Applied Radiography IV: 6 semester hours.
Clinical application of radiographic examinations performed in a trauma, mobile, and surgical setting. F
RS 4490 Applied Radiography V: 6 semester hours.
Clinical application of radiographic examinations including ribs, head radiography, urinary system, arthography, and myelography. S
RS 4491 Seminar-Selected Topics: 1-6 semester hours.
Group studies of topics not covered in regular offerings. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
RS 4495 Internship in Special Diagnostic Imaging: 2 semester hours.
Eight week internship providing opportunity to participate in diagnostic examinations requiring a special modality, e.g. peripheral or cardiac angiography, computerized tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D