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RAIT 411 - Clinical Practicum II in CT

1-11 CR

Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advanced certification in Computed Tomography Imaging. Includes 40 hours per week for 1 - 11 weeks in a CT department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear Medicine concentrations of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program.  Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences BAS program, RAIT 311  AND permission of the Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
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 CT (Computed Tomography) procedures based on specific case studies


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