RAIM 301 Essentials of Imaging & Therapy • 5 Cr.
Covers different modalities within the radiology and radiation therapy fields including terminology, equipment, procedures, safety issues, staffing and economics. Emphasis is on understanding the modality from an administrative standpoint. Students complete five modules in modalities in which they are not certified. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology, Nuclear Medicine, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography concentrations of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: BIOL&241 and BIOL&242, or equivalent, with a C (2.0) or better and admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, or permission of the Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe in layman's terms the equipment used to create images and/or treat patients in the modality, and employ terminology used within the modality.
- Analyze staffing considerations as they relate to workload, job satisfaction and performance, and patient care.
- Examine patient and health care worker safety issues, including not only the imaging/therapy professional but also ancillary workers.
- Assess costs and sources of revenue and discuss factors that positively and negatively impact them.
- Interpret regulatory and accreditation issues and discuss how these impact all of the above topics