RAIT 321 Vascular Interventional Clinical • 12 Cr.


Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advanced certification in Interventional Vascular Radiography. The course includes 40 hours per week for 11 weeks in an IR department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration as well as the requirements of the Vascular Interventional certificate of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Either RAIT 321 or IMAGE 272 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisites: Admission to Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 301 with a B (3.0) or better, RAIT 320 within the past 12 months with a B (3.0) or better, AND permission of instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • At the completion of the course, the student will have proven competence in a minimum of 50% of the required procedures. Competence in a required procedure includes evaluation of a student's ability to: 
    • Prepare supplies according to procedures
    • Monitor equipment following procedures and protocols. 
    • Evaluate and interpret requisitions, and develop appropriate protocol to respond to physician's order. 
    • Prepare the patient for procedure, both physically and mentally. 
    • Administer medications as directed
    • Perform patient assessment and monitoring before, during and after the procedure
    • Examine the elements of and accomplish follow-up patient care.
    • Process and evaluate images, and develop recommendations for procedure adjustment based on image quality
    • Identify anatomy based on image interpretation
    • Set radiographic technique based on specific conditions
    • Identify and label images created according to accepted practices
    • Analyze ethical issues relating to radiographic procedures and demonstrate ethical behavior and attitude in the clinical setting
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and co-workers
    • Assess the indications and contradictions for given vascular-interventional procedures based on specific case studies