RAIT 421 Clinical Practicum II in Vascular Interventional • V1-11 Cr.


Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advanced certification in Interventional Vascular Radiography. The course includes 40 hours per week for 1 - 11 weeks in an IR department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 321 AND permission of the instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

Students 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 meet the outcomes listed below.
  • Prepare supplies according to procedures 
  • Monitor equipment following procedure 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