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Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus Health Careers/Science 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd Parma, OH 44130

Course Syllabus for: RADT 2400 Imaging Systems Daytime CRN: 50765 Evening CRN: 50832 Summer Semester 2014 Daytime: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm to 3:15pm in HTC 162 Evening: Monday and Wednesday 6:00pm to 8:15pm in HTC 274 Daytime Instructor: Meg McCreight R.T. (R) Phone: 216-299-8938 E-mail: Office: Evening/Weekend Faculty Office SS101 (mailbox only) Office Hours: By appointment only (before or after class)

Description of Course: General overview and study of radiologic imaging systems. This includes fluoroscopy, image intensification, conventional tomography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, computer systems and digital radiography. Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: None

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in RADT 1350 Performance Outcomes and Objectives: Upon successful completion of RADT 2400 the student should able to perform the following outcomes and performance objectives: Fluoroscopy Explain the basic components of a fluoroscopic unit Discuss the history of fluoroscopy Describe the purpose and function of the image intensifier Discuss the various methods of fluoroscopic data recording Understand methods of reducing radiation exposure in fluoroscopy

Tomography Define tomography and explain the tomographic principle Describe the purpose of tomography and what it is used for Explain the function and purpose of the fulcrum Describe focal plane and section thickness Computed Tomography Name the individual who first demonstrated the process of CT Describe the basic components of a CT scanner and their function


Explain how a CT scanner generates and displays images Describe CT image characteristics and CT numeric values Define the steps of computer reconstruction Magnetic Resonance Imaging Define magnetic resonance Describe the properties of proton precession as used in MRI Explain the source of magnetic fields within the body Describe the use of RF pulses in various MRI sequences Discuss safety issues regarding the MRI magnet Digital Imaging and Computer Systems Describe the basic components and functions of a computer system Explain the process of digital image acquisition in CR and DR Explain the effect of Window and Level on a digital image Describe the basic components and functions of a PACS system Discuss resolution as it applies to image receptors and monitors State reasons why binary machine code is used in computers Nuclear Medicine Describe the basic concepts of Nuclear Medicine studies Explain the basic physics behind PET Discuss radiation hazards and safety techniques Discuss advances made in fusion imaging such as PET/CT Define the different types of studies and their purpose Bone Densitometry Discuss the basic concepts of Bone Densitometry Define Osteoporosis List and describe the basic components of a Bone Density unit Explain basic positioning protocols Discuss how Bone Density is measured Identify causes of bone loss Identify physiological results of chronic bone loss

Course Content: 1. Fluoroscopy 2. Conventional Tomography 3. Computed Tomography 4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 5. Digital Imaging 6. Computer Systems 7. Nuclear Medicine 8. Bone Densitometry Methods of student evaluation my include any of the following: 1. Quizzes and Tests


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Take-home assignments Mid-Term and Final Class presentations Computer lab assignments

Grading Scale: 100% to 95% of total possible points = A 94% to 85% of total possible points = B 84% to 75% of total possible points = C 74% to 65% of total possible points = D Examinations: All examinations are timed tests and must be taken on time. Students are permitted one week to make up examinations that are missed due to acute illness or extenuating circumstances. The student must make contact (voice-mail, e-mail, message) with the instructor before the scheduled examination in order to be granted an excused absence. This does not apply to the final examination which must be taken on time. Any unexcused absence from an examination will result in an automatic ten (10) point deduction from that examination. If a student fails to complete an examination within the one week time period, a zero grade will be given for that examination. Examinations are defined as including, but not limited to: tests, quizzes, projects, presentations, computer lab assignments, mid-term, final. Disabilities Act: If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. For specific information pertaining to accommodations, contact the ACCESS office, 216987-5079, TDD 216-987-5117.

Incomplete Grades: An I (incomplete) grade means that a student has not completed the course requirements as outlined due to circumstances, judged by the instructor, to be beyond the students control. The student is responsible for requesting an incomplete I grade, it is not granted automatically. October 4, 2013 is the last day to remove an I grade from Summer 2012 Semester. Withdrawal: Students who cannot complete a course must officially withdraw from that course. Students who stop attending class and cease to do course work will not be automatically withdrawn and will receive an F grade for the course. The last day to withdraw with NO RECORD is: June 11, 2013. The last day to withdraw with a W Grade is: July 19, 2013. Disclaimer:


Changes to the Syllabus, Course Outline or Schedule may be made by the instructor at any time to ensure the academic integrity of this course. Adequate notice to the student will be given before the change is implemented.

Intellectual Dishonesty: To plagiarize is defined by The American Heritage College Dictionary as to use and pass off as ones own work (the ideas or writings of another). This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind. An initial act or plagiarism could result in a failing grade for the document(s) in questions. A second occurrence of plagiarism could result in a failing grade for the entire course or possible dismissal from the college. Refer to College Policy 40 040 045. Academic Credit: In order to award one (1) semester hour of college credit, the Ohio Board of Regents requires two hours of significant student study outside of class for each one hour in class for the equivalent of an academic semester (16 weeks). For example: For a two-credit hour class with one lecture hour and two lab hours, the required course load requirement is three hours in class each week and an average of 6 hours each week outside of class for the semester to earn 2 semester hours of college credit. Thus, this two-hour course requires an average of 9 hours of effective student effort per week for the entire semester. Course requirements have been designed to comply with the requirements of the Board of Regents.

Attendance: Timeliness and good attendance are essential for success in the radiography program and in the profession. Consequently, the radiography program has a strict attendance and tardiness policy for all lectures and labs. Excessive tardiness is defined as 3 or more occurrences of either tardiness and/or absence in lecture, lab and homework lab within each specific radiography program course. If a course is comprised of lectures and labs, tardies and absences across all components of the course are combined. The third occurrence of either a tardy or absence will result in a five (5) point deduction from the earned grade in the component of the course where the majority of infractions occurred. Additional occurrences will result in a loss of ten (10) points for each infraction from the course component (lecture or lab) in which the tardy/absence occurred. Students who incur point deductions as a result of tardiness and/or absence should meet with their instructor and the program manager to discuss their situation. Tutoring: The radiography program defines a passing score as 75% or above. Students who receive a score below a 75% on an assignment, quiz, exam etc. are expected to consult with their instructor and should seek tutoring from the radiography tutor. All


students are welcome to utilize the radiography tutoring services. Information about them can be obtained from the radiography program general information Blackboard site. After logging on to the site, select Tri-C/RADT Resources from the menu on the left side of the screen. Resources for this course may include any of the following: 1. Bushong, Stewart C.. Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology and Protection, 9th Edition. Mosby/Elsevier 2. Carlton, R., and A. Adler. Principles of Radiographic Imaging, 5th Edition. Delmar 3. Merrills Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures (Volume 3) 12 th Edition, Mosby/Elsevier