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RAD 101 Exploration of Radiology (0.5 credits)
For students who are interested in becoming a radiological technologist. Designed to give basic knowledge of what a radiological technologist does and what careers are available in this field. The major learning outcome of this course is to help students determine if this is the right career choice for them. Formerly RAD 090B.

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RAD 112 Patient Care and Medical Terminology (2 credits)
Covers procedures and practices related to radiological technology with an emphasis in patient care, patient safety, and communication. Aseptic techniques and procedures used to maintain a sterile field is explained. The use of prefixes, suffices, roots, and medical terms will be covered. Previous Medical Terminology course is recommended but not required.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 116 Radiography I (3 credits)
Learn radiology positioning and anatomy. Identify the anatomic structures that will be on an x-ray examination, pathology noted, and radiation safety measures that should be used.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 118 Electrical and Radiation Physics (3 credits)
Provides knowledge of x-ray terminology and structure of x-ray circuitry, radiation production, radiation characteristics, and the photon interactions.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 124 Radiographic Photography and Techniques (3 credits)
Covers processing of the radiographic image, from darkroom to computerized radiography. The principles and practices with manipulation of exposure factors to obtain acceptable image quality will be discussed at length.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 126 Radiography II (3 credits)
A continuation of RAD 116. Reviews advanced radiology procedures, pathology noted on images, radio-pharmacology, and film critique.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 128 Imaging Equipment (3 credits)
Review all the radiographic equipment used in imaging departments and the equipment works.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 198 Special Topics in Radiology (0.5-6 credits)
Covers limited radiology technology procedures and practices related to radiology technology with an emphasis on improving quality, radiation safety, and patient positioning. Designed for students who work with radiology equipment and want to enhance their skills.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 225 Clinical Radiology I (7 credits)
A planned clinical experience. Gives the student the opportunity to apply didactic education to work-related examinations under the supervision of a registered technologist. The student must demonstrate clinical competency to continue in the program.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 226 Clinical Radiology II (7 credits)
A continuation of RAD 225. The student will continue to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to work experience.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 227 Clinical Radiology III (14 credits)
A continuation of RAD 226. Further clinical experiences will take place in order to achieve required competency.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 238 Radiation Safety and Protection (2 credits)
Course covers the ALARA (as low as reasonable achievable) concept. It also includes the definitions and significance of radiation protection and the biological effects of radiation. National and state requirements will be discussed. Offered online.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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RAD 242 Radiography Quality Management (1 credits)
A study of quality control methods pertaining to equipment and quality issues in the radiology department. Covers performance improvement studies and quality assurance programs in relationship to current health-care trends. Offered online.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Radiology Technology Program. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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