Radiologic and Imaging Science (RIS)

RIS 34001     INTRODUCTION TO DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY      1 Credit Hour

Provides an introduction to diagnostic medical sonography. The course orients new students to the profession. Topics covered include basic sonographic principles, scanning technique, and introduction patient management techniques.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34003     RADIATION THERAPY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE I      3 Credit Hours

An overview of cancer, radiation therapy and its physical and technical aspects. Includes the roles/responsibilities of the therapist, treatment parameters, documentation and delivery of patient care, education and procedures.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 34030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 34004     RADIATION THERAPY PATIENT MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Provides the basic concepts in patient assessment and evaluation. Includes communication skills, infection control, nutrition, medications, exams ,emergencies, patient transfer techniques, medical ethics and law as applied to radiation therapy.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 34030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 34008     RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to radiation therapy physics, including the fundamentals of atomic structure, radiation properties, radiation production, radiation quality, interactions of radiation with matter and principles of radiation detectors.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 34030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34030     RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION I      1 Credit Hour

Observation and supervised clinical education with emphasis on administering radiation therapy treatments and patient care.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2.5 lab, 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 34040     PATIENT MANAGEMENT IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY      3 Credit Hours

Methods of patient management in diagnostic medical sonography are examined with emphasis on patient communication, clinical assessment, medical legal aspects, medical records, emergencies, pharmacology, safety issues, ethics and critical thinking.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) majors.

Corequisite: RIS 34045.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34042     ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY I      3 Credit Hours

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the abdomen; instrumentation and scanning techniques; normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of abdominal structures will be presented.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 34045.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34044     ULTRASOUND PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION      3 Credit Hours

Ultrasound principles to include interaction of sound with matter, propagation of sound in tissue, physical units, transducer parameters, image storage and display, quality assurance, bioeffects, image artifacts and physical principles of doppler.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 34045.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34045     ULTRASOUND CLINICAL EDUCATION I      2 Credit Hours

Provides clinical education and experience at a lab and clinical site to allow students the opportunity to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality sonographic images, to alter protocols on patients and to identify image quality problems. Content includes sonography of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen.

Prerequisite: radiologic imaging science (RIS) major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab, 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 34052     ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of RIS 34042; anatomy, physiology and pathology of the abdomen; instrumentation and sonographic scanning techniques; normal and abnormal sonographic appearance of abdominal structures will be presented.

Prerequisite: RIS 34042 and radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34060     ULTRASOUND CLINICAL EDUCATION II      4 Credit Hours

Provides clinical education and experience at a clinical site to allow students the opportunity to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality sonographic images, to alter protocols based on patients and to identify image quality problems. Content includes sonography of the abdominal vessels, kidneys, adrenal glands, lymphatics and gynecologic pelvis.

Prerequisite: RIS 34045.

Corequisite: RIS 34052.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab, 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 34062     OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY SONOGRAPHY I      3 Credit Hours

Anatomy and pathophysiology of the non-pregnant female pelvis; instrumentation and scanning techniques; normal and abnormal sonographic appearances; and findings of the female reproductive tract are covered.

Prerequisite: RIS 34045 and radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34065     ULTRASOUND CLINICAL EDUCATION III      1 Credit Hour

Provides clinical education and experience at clinical sites to allow students the opportunity to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality sonographic images, to alter protocols based on patients and to evaluate image quality. Content includes first, second and third trimester obstetric sonography.

Prerequisite: RIS 34062.

Corequisite: RIS 44072.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab, 8 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 34082     SMALL PARTS SONOGRAPHY      1 Credit Hour

Anatomy and pathophysiology of superficial structures; instrumentation and scanning techniques; normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of superficial structures; correlation with laboratory findings and other imaging modalities are presented.

Prerequisite: RIS 34083 and radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34083     SECTIONAL ANATOMY IN MEDICAL IMAGING      3 Credit Hours

Presentation of sectional anatomy of the body in the transverse (axial), sagittal and coronal planes as seen in medical images in CT, MRI and diagnostic medical sonography.

Prerequisite: BSCI 11010 and BSCI 11020; or BSCI 21010 and BSCI 21020; and radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34084     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SECTIONAL ANATOMY I      2 Credit Hours

Presentation of sectional anatomy of the human body in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Includes orientation of organs and structures and pathological processes present in images.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 34086     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SECTIONAL ANATOMY II      2 Credit Hours

Presentation of sectional anatomy of the human body in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Includes orientation of organs and structures and pathological processes present in images as seen in the extremities.

Prerequisite: RIS 34084 and radiologic and imaging science (RIS) majors.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 41095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN RADIOLOGIC AND IMAGING SCIENCES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Courses will consist of various topics in medical imaging designed to enhance learning outcomes.

Prerequisite: Radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44000     INTRODUCTION TO RADIATION THERAPY      2 Credit Hours

An introduction to patient care techniques and clinical procedures for freshman entry students admitted to the RIS major in radiation therapy. Prerequisite: RIS major

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44003     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CLINICAL EDUCATION I      2 Credit Hours

Students observe and become acquainted with MRI equipment and procedures at the clinical education setting and apply knowledge of physics, MRI safety and patient care. Students begin to perform some procedures under direct supervision of MRI technologists. Students attend clinicals 15 hours per week.

Prerequisite: Radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 5 lab, 10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44004     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I      2 Credit Hours

Provides clinical education and experience at a clinical setting to allow the student the opportunity to become proficient in skills necessary to obtain quality images, to alter protocols based on patient pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality problems and to make appropriate corrections under direct supervision of a CT Technologist.

Prerequisite: Radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 5 lab, 10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44009     RADIATION THERAPY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE II      2 Credit Hours

Examines the multidisciplinary treatment approaches. Consists of advanced topics in therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and surgery for combined modalities, for benign conditions, for emergencies and for managing side effects.

Prerequisite: RIS 34003.

Corequisite: RIS 44053.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44018     RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of the principles of radiation therapy physics and the study of photon beam dosimetry, electron beam dosimetry and treatment planning.

Prerequisite: RIS 34008.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44021     PATIENT MANAGEMENT IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY      2 Credit Hours

Provides knowledge about care-giving skills for patients undergoing CT exams. Information includes effective communication, problem-solving techniques, patient safety/comfort ,patient preparation, monitoring, contrast agents and venipuncture.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44025     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) CLINICAL EDUCATION I      3 Credit Hours

Provides clinical education at a clinical site so students can observe and become familiar with CT equipment and procedures,and apply knowledge of physics and patient care. Students begin to perform some CT procedures under direct supervision of CT technologists..

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44027     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) CLINICAL EDUCATION II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of RIS 44025. Students apply knowledge of physics, patient care, sectional anatomy and pathology in the performance of CT clinical competency exams. Students act more independently using critical thinking skills.

Prerequisite: RIS 44025.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44028     RADIATION THERAPY RADIOBIOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Establishes a foundation in radiation biology for radiation therapy. Cell biology and its response to radiation are reviewed as well as the effect of radiation on pathology and body systems.

Prerequisite: RIS 44018.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44029     RADIATION THERAPY PATHOLOGY I      3 Credit Hours

General overview of various disease processes with emphasis on cancer types. Includes epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, metastases, histology, tumor grading, staging, detection, screening and diagnosis, treatment, side effects and prognosis of malignancies of the head and neck, central nervous, respiratory, digestive, and female reproductive systems.

Prerequisite: RIS 34003 and 34083.

Corequisite: RIS 44053.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44030     PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY I      2 Credit Hours

Computer fundamentals, operations and applications of CT equipment. Principles of CT system operation and components, image processing and display and image quality.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44031     PATIENT MANAGEMENT IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING      2 Credit Hours

Provides information on the role of the MRI technologist in maintaining patient safety and comfort as well as personal and co-worker safety. MR contrast agents and venipuncture will be studied. Includes problem solving with diverse patient types.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44033     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES      1 Credit Hour

Integrates concepts of computed tomography including patient care, imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation in preparation for national certification examination in computed tomography.

Prerequisite: RIS 34084 and 44030 and 44047.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44035     MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION I      3 Credit Hours

Students observe and become familiar with MRI equipment and procedures, and apply knowledge of physics, MRI safety and patient care. Students begin to perform some procedures under direct supervision of technologists.

Prerequisite: Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (RIS) major; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44036     MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of RIS 44035. Students apply knowledge of physics, patient care, anatomy and pathology when performing clinical competency exams as well as quality assurance procedures. Some applications to special procedure exams.

Prerequisite: RIS 44035.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44037     MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION III      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of RIS 44036. Students use critical thinking skills in performing MRI exams in the clinical setting and solve problems in a more independent manner. Students complete all required clinical competency exams.

Prerequisite: RIS 44036.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44038     RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS III      3 Credit Hours

Covers concepts of radioactivity and brachytherapy. Describes specialized treatment units Discussion of human resource, therapy department budgets and billing, accreditation, certification, professional societies.

Prerequisite: RIS 44018.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44041     RADIATION THERAPY QUALITY MANAGEMENT      2 Credit Hours

Provides overview of quality management programs and continuing quality improvement in radiation therapy. Topics include validity of quality assurance checks, chart checks, image checks, testing on simulators, linear accelerators and brachytheraphy sources.

Prerequisite: RIS 44018.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44042     RADIATION THERAPY PATHOLOGY II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of Radiation Therapy Pathology I to include epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, metastases, histology, tumor grading, staging, detection, screening and diagnosis, treatment, side effects and prognosis of malignancies of the male reproductive, urinary, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems as well as pediatric solid malignancies.

Prerequisite: RIS 34083 and 44029.

Corequisite: RIS 44056.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44043     RADIATION THERAPY PRINCIPLES/PRACTICE III      3 Credit Hours

Review and testing of major subject areas from all radiation therapy courses to prepare students to successfully pass the national certification exam based on the content specifications from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Prerequisites: RIS 44009 and 44018 and 44028 and 44042.

Prerequisite: RIS 44013 and radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44044     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING PROCEDURES I      2 Credit Hours

Provides the imaging techniques related to the body, special clinical applications, coil selection, scan sequences, protocols, positioning criteria, normal and abnormal anatomical and pathologic structures and signal characteristics for all areas of the body except extremities and vascular areas.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44045     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING PROCEDURES II      2 Credit Hours

Provides the imaging techniques related to the body, special clinical applications, coil selection, scan sequences, protocols, positioning criteria, normal and abnormal anatomical and pathologic structures and signal characteristics for the extremities and vascular areas.

Prerequisite: RIS 44044 and radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44063.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44046     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING TECHNIQUES      1 Credit Hour

Integrates concepts of magnetic resonance imaging including patient care, imaging procedures, data acquisitions and processing as well as principles of image formation.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44047     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PROCEDURES I      1 Credit Hour

Introduction to CT procedures with scanning protocols, positioning and non-contrast anatomy.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44048     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PROCEDURES II      2 Credit Hours

Overview of the procedures presented in CT Procedures I course, anatomy as seen on scans both with and without contrast media, advanced processing, and advanced imaging procedures.O Prerequisite: RIS 44047.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44049     PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY II      1 Credit Hour

Image post processing, image quality, radiation dose in CT, 3-D CT imaging, virtual reality CT, Cardiac Scoring, Positron Emission Tomography and CT Scanners, Pediatric Imaging and Quality Assurance techniques are presented.

Prerequisite: RIS 44030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44051     MAGNETIC RESONANCE EQUIPMENT AND IMAGE ACQUISITION I      2 Credit Hours

Develops and understanding of the physics of MR image acquisition and the hardware used. Provides information in the use and manipulation of the instrumentation and technical parameters used in the generation of images. Establishes safety procedures.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging science (RIS) major.

Corequisite: RIS 44003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44052     MAGNETIC RESONANCE EQUIPMENT AND IMAGE ACQUISITION II      2 Credit Hours

Develops an understanding of MR image acquisittion and the hardware used. Provides information in the use and manipulation of the hardware and technical parameters used in the generation of images. Reviews safety special applications such as advanced imaging techniques. Enables the student to maximize MR image quality.

Prerequisite: RIS 44051 and radiologic and imaging science (RIS) majors.

Corequisite: RIS 44063.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44053     RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION II      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of Clinical Education I with emphasis on clinical practice of treatment techniques and planning.

Prerequisite: RIS 34030.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44054     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II      2 Credit Hours

Provides continued clinical education and experience at a clinical setting to allow the student the opportunity to become proficient in skills necessary to obtain quality images, to alter protocols based on patient pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality problems and to make appropriate corrections under direct supervision of a CT Technologist. Student attends clinical education setting for 15 hours per week for 15 weeks.

Prerequisite: RIS 44004.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 5 lab, 10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44055     ULTRASOUND CLINICAL EDUCATION IV      1 Credit Hour

Provides clinical education and experience at a clinical site to allow students the opportunity to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality sonographic images, to alter protocols based on patients and to identify image quality problems. Content includes sonography of superficial structures.

Prerequisite: RIS 34062.

Corequisite: RIS 34082.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab, 8 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44056     RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION III      1 Credit Hour

Continuation of Clinical Education II with added emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving and clinical competency.

Prerequisite: RIS 44053.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab, 7 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44060     RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION IV      1 Credit Hour

Continuation of Clinical Education III with added emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving and clinical competency. Students are assigned to clinical education site for approximately 24 hours per week.

Prerequisite: RIS 44056.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2.5 lab, 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44062     PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY II      2 Credit Hours

A continuation from Physical Principles of CT I, the course reviews basic CT components, operations and applications with advanced studies in post-processing techniques and image quality, while understanding the importance of radiation dose and quality control in CT.

Prerequisite: RIS 44030.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44063     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CLINICAL EDUCATION II      2 Credit Hours

Continuation of MRI Clinical Education I. Students apply knowledgte of patient care, anatomy and pathology, equipment and image acquisition when observing and performing MRI procedures clinically. Students attend the clinical education setting for 15 hours per week.

Prerequisite: RIS 44003.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 5 lab, 10 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44065     ULTRASOUND CLINICAL EDUCATION V      4 Credit Hours

Provides clinical education and experience at a clinical site to allow students the opportunity to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality sonographic images, to alter protocols based on patients and to identify image quality problems. Content includes abdominal, pelvic, obstretrical, superficial structure and vascular sonography.

Prerequisite: RIS 44055.

Corequisite: RIS 44074.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 4 lab, 32 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44066     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING TECHNIQUES      2 Credit Hours

Integrates concepts of MRI including patient care, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing as well as principles of image formation for review for the national certification exam in magnetic resonance imaging.

Prerequisite: RIS 44063; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44068     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES      2 Credit Hours

Students will review knowledge in each content area of the national certification exam in CT including patient management, imaging procedures, and physics and instrumentation.

Prerequisite: RIS 44054; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44069     COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III      1 Credit Hour

Allows students to advance clinical education skills and experiences at a clinical setting in order to obtain quality images, objectively alter protocols based on patient pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality problems and to make appropriate corrections under the direct supervision of a CT Technologist. Student will atttend clinical site 2 days per week for 7.5 weeks.

Prerequisite: RIS 44054.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2.5 lab, 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44072     OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY SONOGRAPHY II      3 Credit Hours

Embryonic and fetal development throughout gestation; fetal measurements, normal fetal anatomy and physiology; and abnormal sonographic appearances of the fetus will be covered as well as invasive obstetric procedures and antepartum testing.

Prerequisite: RIS 34062.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44073     MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CLINICAL EDUCATION III      1 Credit Hour

Continuation of Clinical Education II with student advancing skills and proficiency in performing MRI procedures in the clinical setting and are able to solve problems in a more independent manner.

Prerequisite: RIS 44063.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 2.5 lab, 5 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44074     VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY      2 Credit Hours

Anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics of the cerebrovascular, abdominal and peripheral vascular systems; normal and abnormal sonographic vascular appearances; Doppler instrumentation and scanning techniques are covered.

Prerequisite: RIS 44055 and radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44078     SONOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES      3 Credit Hours

Course integrates diagnostic medical sonography concepts in preparation for certification exams.

Prerequisite: RIS 34044 and 34052 and 44072.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44080     RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION V      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of Clinical Education IV with added emphasis on clinical practice, treatment procedures, simulation and treatment planning.

Prerequisite: RIS 44060.

Schedule Type: Clinic, Laboratory

Contact Hours: 7.5 lab, 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

RIS 44083     PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR MEDICAL IMAGING      3 Credit Hours

Provides students with basic information on the causes of disease and the body's response to disease, as well as the medical imaging modalities that will demonstrate them.

Prerequisite: radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major; and RIS 34045 or RIS 44003 or RIS 44004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44084     ULTRASOUND IMAGE EVALUATION      1 Credit Hour

Presentation of sonographic findings in specific disease processes, with evaluation of image quality and emphasis on diagnostic features of pathologic entities.

Prerequisite: RIS 34065 and radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44088     LEADERSHIP IN MEDICAL IMAGING      1 Credit Hour

An introduction to the key strategies needed for success in health care leadership positions for both new and seasoned professionals. Includes supervision skills, competent communication, employment law, performance coaching, quality standards, accreditation and regulations, budgeting and finance, project management, leadership skills and health economics.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN MEDICAL IMAGING DIRECTED READINGS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Students are assigned prescribed number of medical imaging journal articles, completes post test and submits a summary paper and online discussions.

Prerequisite: Radiologic and imaging sciences (RIS) major and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

RIS 44098     RESEARCH IN MEDICAL IMAGING (ELR) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Fundamental concepts and procedures for systematic collection,analysis critique and application of qualitative and quantitative data in medical imaging.

Prerequisite: RIS 34030 or RIS 34045 or RIS 44003 or RIS 44004; and radiologic and Imaging Science (RIS) major.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course