RAD 423

Course Name: Bone Density Imaging Procedures
Course Code: RAD 423
Course Type: Radiologic Science
Number of Credits: (6 credits / 190 hours)
Course Description: The course will include eight weeks of online lectures and fifteen weeks of clinical experiences at one of the affiliated clinical education sites. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the 15 weeks and is determined by individual student progress. This course will prepare graduates to possess the knowledge, skill, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level position in bone densitometry imaging. This course will review basic patient care and radiation protection. It will provide discussion on regions of interest; evaluate quality of measurements for problems due to artifacts, pathology, etc.; recommend additional scans as necessary; flag values that require physician’s attention (low T-score; unreliable results, etc.); and archive results. Course lectures and clinical experiences will prepare students to participate in the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Examination and for employment as an entry level Bone Densitometry Imager.
Co-Requisites: BIO 331, RAD 301