RDG-102 - Introduction to Clinical Practicum1 credits
Providing students with early patient contact allows them to become more comfortable with patient encounters. Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to the performance of diagnostic radiographic procedures in the clinical setting. Topics include exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of radiographs concerning anatomy, and incorporation of contrast media. Students will gain practical experience and gain understanding in the areas of radiology protocols, equipment operation, quality control, and image critique. This course will require a weekly shadow experience and include all clearance and orientation processes.