BS Medical Imaging Program Course Descriptions

CourseCourse DescriptionTextbook
RS300 Orientation to Advanced Modalities (1cr)This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of advanced imaging technologies such as Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound (US), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).Required:
No text required. Materials will be provided as needed
RS306 Patient Care in Advanced Modalities (3cr)This course will focus on evidence-based nursing management of patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic radiation procedures. General patient management topics will also be addressed.Recommended:
Torres’ Patient Care in Imaging Technology (Paperback). 9/e
Andrea Guillen Dutton, MEd AART (R) CRT (R F), et al.
LWW 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1451115659
Retail Price: $45.00
BIOL352 Imaging and Sectional Anatomy (4cr)This course provides a detailed study of the central nervous system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system as demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Anatomy will be demonstrated in transverse, sagittal, and coronal sectional imaging planes. Homework exercises and quizzes are provided weekly in order to prepare for the midterm and final examinations.Required:
Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals, 3/e
Lorrie L. Kelly and Connie M. Petersen
Elsevier Mosby (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0323082600
Retail Price: $89.00

Recommended:
CT and MRI of the Whole Body, 5th ed.
Haaga, John, et al.
Elsevier Mosby (2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0323053754
Retail Price: $380.00

Recommended Atlases:

Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems, 7th ed.
Duane E. Haines
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0781763288
Retail Price: $58.45

Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th ed.
Weir J., Abrahams P., Spratt J., and Salkowski L.
Elsevier Mosby (2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0723438267
Retail Price: $55.82

Sectional and MRI Anatomy of the Human Body: A Photographic Atlas
Marinkovic S., Schellinger D., Milisavljevic M., and Antunovic V.
Cic Edizioni Internazionali (2000)
ISBN-13: 978-0865778993
Retail Price: $112.99
MI310 Pathophysiology (3cr)This course provides a detailed study of illness, pathology, and disease in the human body. Basic terminology used in pathology and disease management will be introduced. Classification and causes of disease in body systems including nervous, gastrointestinal, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory, and muscular will be discussed. Radiologic pathology will be emphasized.Required:
Radiographic Pathology for Technologists, 7/e
Nina Kowalczyk
Mosby 2017
ISBN: 9780323416320 ISBN: 9780323544122 eBook

Recommended
:
Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9/e
Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster
Elsevier 2014
ISBN: 9781455726134
RS312 Radiation Physics (3cr)This course serves as a basic introduction to the Medical Physics field, covering all four of its subspecialties. The student will be introduced to radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, and health physics/radiation safety. These topics will include measurement and calculation of radiation dose in humans, radiation biology, and modern technologies. Upon completing this course, the student will have a broad understanding of the widespread applications of physics in the medical field.Required:
The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 3/e
Faiz M. Khan
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (May 31, 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-0781730655
Retail Price: $47.70
OR
The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 5/e
Faiz M. Khan
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1451182453
Retail Price: $153.35

Recommended:
The Physics of Radiology, 4/e
Harold Elford Johns and John Robert Cunningham
Charles C. Thomas Publisher (Feb. 1983)
ISBN-13: 978-0398046699
Retail Price: $95.95

Khan’s Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy
Faiz M Khan PhD, John P. Gibbons PhD, et al.
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (July 5, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1605476810
Retail Price: $40.97
RS390 Ethics and Law for Advanced Modalities (3cr)This course provides an introduction to law and ethics concepts in the health care setting.Required:
Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals, 2/e
Doreen Towsley-Cook and Terese A. Young.
Mosby; (March 20, 2007)
ISBN: 0-323-04599-5.
Retail Price: $57.95
RS302 Radiation Biology and Protection (3cr)This course focuses on introducing fundamental radiation biology and radiation protection concepts. Emphasis is placed on radiation interactions, cell damage, cell survival curves, cell sensitivity and response, factors affecting cell response, tissue kinetics, effects on the fetus, biological models, radiobiological risk assessment, and human radiation protection.Required:
Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 6/e
Eric Hall and Amato Giaccia
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (Dec. 1, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0781741514
Retail Price: $89.06
OR
Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 7/e
Eric Hall and Amato Giaccia
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1608311934
Retail Price: $96.51
MI330 Leadership and Communication (3cr)Introductory course in understanding the characteristics of leadership, the different forms in which it appears, and how it is applied and communicated.Required:
Leadership: Theory and Practice, 6/e
Peter Northouse
SAGE Publications Inc. (Feb. 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1452203409
Retail Price: $81.97
RS314 Pharmacology (3cr)This course will include an introduction to the biology of pharmacology and interventional pharmaceuticals. It will also focus on safety and the use of pharmaceuticals.Required:
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 9/e
Constance Visovsky, Cheryl Zambroski, and Shirley Hosler
Mosby; (March 22, 2018)
ISBN: 9780323529112
Retail Price: $48.58
RS316 Professionalism and Workplace Experience (3cr)This course is for licensed Radiation Therapists and imaging professionals. This course will introduce the learner to professional development, professional ethics, and workplace relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the healthcare work environment.Required:
No required textbook.
RS403 Professional Practice (3cr)The goal of this course is to develop professionally sound radiation therapists who strive for excellence, are ethical, and are responsive and accountable to patients, community, and their profession.Required:
No required textbook.
RS435 Research Methods and Capstone (3cr)TBDTBD
RS420 Clinical Practice I (240 hours) (3cr)This course will provide simple and efficient ways to enhance key leadership skills. The course will explore leadership styles and the art of delivering feedback and constructive criticism; students will engage in tips and techniques for time-management, preventing burnout, and promoting recognition.Required:
No required textbook.
NM400 Orientation to Nuclear Medicine (1cr)Introductory course in nuclear medicine focusing on radionuclide sources, radiation detection equipment, radiopharmaceutical characteristics and their use in nuclear medicine procedures.Required:
Basic Science of Nuclear Medicine: The Bare Bone Essentials (1st ed.)
Kai H. Lee, Ph.D.
Reston, VA: Society of Nuclear Medicine (2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0932004901
Retail Price: $98.73

Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT: Technology & Techniques (8th ed.)
Waterstram-Rich K. M. & Gilmore D.
St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Mosby (2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0323356220
Retail Price: $127.44

Practical Mathematics in Nuclear Medicine Technology (2nd ed.)
Patricia Wells
Reston, VA: Society of Nuclear Medicine (2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0932004673
Retail Price: $289.99
NM406 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures I (2cr)This course introduces principles and practices of common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in nuclear medicine. Topics include anatomy and pathology, disease pathology, patient preparation, radiopharmaceutical administration, biodistribution and excretion, indications and contraindications, and basic acquisition and interpretation for the following nuclear medicine systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, genitourinary, pulmonary, endocrine, central nervous, abscess, infection, inflammation and tumor imaging, and radionuclide therapy.TBD
NM407 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures II (2cr)This course analyses and further develops concepts of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in nuclear medicine, as well as the addition of infrequent procedures. Topics include developing current knowledge of anatomy and pathology, disease pathology, patient preparation, radiopharmaceutical usage and administration, biodistribution and excretion, indications and contraindications, and basic acquisition and interpretation, as well as further application of technical parameters, interventional drugs, data and image processing, recognition of artifacts, and mathematical calculations related to specific procedures. The nuclear medicine systems to be analyzed are: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, genitourinary, pulmonary, endocrine, central nervous, abscess, infection, inflammation and tumor imaging, and radionuclide therapy.TBD
NM408 Instrumentation, QC, and QA (3cr)This course introduces the operating principles and quality guidelines of a variety of instruments used in nuclear medicine technology laboratories. Topics will include the application of the physical characteristics of radioactivity and radiation detection, and measurement of radiation. In addition, nuclear medicine counting equipment, measurement and image acquisition instruments, relevant patient care equipment, computer technology used in nuclear medicine clinical settings will be included topics. Furthermore, the course will explore data analysis and its application in department quality management programs and quality control standards for optimal equipment operation, patient safety, and outcomes.TBD
NM414 Radiopharmacy and Pharmacology (3cr)This course examines the fundamentals of radiopharmacy in Nuclear Medicine. Topics include radiopharmaceutical production, labeling, preparation and administration, and properties. Radiopharmaceutical laboratory operation, regulations, record retention, quality control, and radioactive waste disposal will be discussed. Students will be able to identify and apply these concepts to clinical applications in the laboratory and clinical setting.TBD
NM424 Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine (2cr)This course introduces the fundamentals of radiation protection and the safe handling of radioactive materials. Topics examined include radiobiology, radioactive decay, storage and disposal of radioactive materials, the use of radiation monitoring instruments, and regulations regarding the use and safe handling of radioactive materials.TBD
NM421 Clinical Practice II (495 hours) (11cr)This is the second and final clinical rotation assigning students to supervised clinical experiences in nuclear medicine technology. This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the central role of nuclear medicine in the diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation of patients through participation in clinical training. Students learn by assisting a certified nuclear medicine technologist in the performance of nuclear medicine procedures and related supplementary responsibilities. Competency evaluations are conducted in performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, basic patient care and simple quality control of equipment.
Prerequisite: Clinical Practice I (NM420)
TBD
US400 Orientation to Sonography (1cr)This course provides the student with an introduction to the functions and basic procedures of ultrasound imaging. Basic ultrasound instrumentation and clinical terms will be introduced.Required:
Craig’s Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care, 4th ed.
M. Robert de Jong
Elsevier (2018)
ISBN-13: 978-0323545877
Retail Price: $67.99
US406 Sonographic Procedures and Studies I (3cr)This course will provide a foundation in abdominal organs, their relation and normal sonographic, presentation including physiologic processes, metabolic activity and functions and the importance of lab data. Included in the course will be topics related to pathologic patterns of abdominal organs including relation to sonographic appearance, physiologic changes, and lab findings. Anatomic variations will be presented as well. Neonatal encephalography and demonstration of anatomy and pathology of superficial structures (small parts) is addressed in the course.TBD
US407 Sonographic Procedures and Studies II (3cr)In this course, female pelvic and obstetrical ultrasound will be presented with focus on physiological processes affecting imaging, pathological processes, and sonographic appearance. Fetal anatomy, gestational age estimation, fetal anomaly detection, and intrauterine growth retardation will be addressed with focus on transabdominal and transvaginal techniques for assessing early intrauterine and ectopic pregnancies. Breast ultrasound techniques will also be presented in this course.TBD
US408 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation (3cr)In this course, the student will have an in-depth study of physics of diagnostic medical sonography and correlation with instrumentation procedures. Topics will include discussion of sound wave characteristics, matter-ultrasound interaction, basic algebraic review, real-time ultrasound transducer characteristics, the ultrasound beam, and the imaging process. In addition, this course will address application of theoretical concepts in lab.Required:
Sonography Principles and Instruments, 10th ed.
Frederick W. Kremkau, Ph.D.
Elsevier (2021)
ISBN-13: 978-0323597081
Retail Price: $96.99
US401 Anatomy and Physiology for Sonography (3cr)This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology as it relates to ultrasound studies. Ergonomic principles in sonography will also be discussed.Required:
Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function, 5th ed.
Reva Arnez Curry and Marilyn Prince
Saunders (Elsevier) (2021)
ISBN-13: 978-0323661355
Retail Price: $131.99

Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography, 8th ed.
Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert
Elsevier (2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0323353755
Retail Price: $298.99
US421 Clinical Practice II (515 hours) (11cr)This is the second clinical rotation assigning students to supervised clinical experiences in sonography. This course is designed to provide the student with a better understanding of the central role of ultrasound in the evaluation of patients through participation in clinical training. Students learn by assisting a certified ultrasound technologist in the performance of ultrasound procedures and related supplementary responsibilities. Competency evaluations are performed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of various ultrasound procedures, basic patient care, and simple quality control of equipment.Required:
Craig’s Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care, 4th ed.
M. Robert de Jong
Elsevier (2018)
ISBN-13: 978-0323545877
Retail Price: $67.99
RS404 Communication and Information Management (3cr)This course focuses on the study of information management. The course covers the background, history, issues, and barriers to communication and health information management. Topics include healthcare settings, the patient record, electronic health records, (EHRs), data collection standards, and legal aspects of health information.Required:
Six Key Communication Skills for Records and Information Managers
Kenneth Neal
ISBN: 9781843347828 (paperback)
ISBN: 97817806634630 (ebook)
Retail Price: $78.95
RS318 Productivity and Assessment in Radiation Sciences (3cr)In this course, the student will be introduced to concepts of productivity and assessment in healthcare. This will include an understanding of health care productivity which typically defines output as spending on health care goods (e.g. drugs, hospital services, physician’s services) deflated by an appropriate price index to get a real measure of output over time.TBD
CT400 Orientation to Computed Tomography (3cr)This course provides the student with an introduction to the functions and basic procedures of computed tomography imaging as it is used in the healthcare setting. Basic CT instrumentation and clinical terms will be introduced.TBD
CT406 CT Procedures (3cr)This course will provide an understanding of clinical procedures in computed tomography. In addition, this course will also provide the student with an introduction to quality assurance procedures in computed tomography.TBD
CT408 CT Instrumentation and Imaging Physics (3cr)This course focuses on introducing fundamental physics in computed tomography. Included in the course is an overview of the history of CT, fundamentals of computers, scanning methods, and digital imaging.TBD
CT412 CT Anatomy and Pathology Correlation (3cr)This course will address whole body cross-sectional anatomy and pathology. Also included will be an in-depth review of common CT pathology.TBD
CT414 Planar and Volumetric Post-Processing (3cr)This course will address whole body cross-sectional anatomy and pathology. Also included will be an in-depth review of common CT pathology.TBD
CT416 Advanced Techniques in CT (3cr)This course provides the student with an in-depth understanding of quality assurance in computed tomography. This course will also provide the student with an understanding of differences and similarities between various CT scanning equipment currently available on the market.TBD
RS404 Communication and Information Management (3cr)This course focuses on the study of information management. The course covers the background, history, issues, and barriers to communication and health information management. Topics include healthcare settings, the patient record, electronic health records, (EHRs), data collection standards, and legal aspects of health information.Required:
Six Key Communication Skills for Records and Information Managers
Kenneth Neal
ISBN: 9781843347828 (paperback)
ISBN: 97817806634630 (ebook)
Retail Price: $78.95
RS318 Productivity and Assessment in Radiation Sciences (3cr)In this course, the student will be introduced to concepts of productivity and assessment in healthcare. This will include an understanding of health care productivity which typically defines output as spending on health care goods (e.g. drugs, hospital services, physician’s services) deflated by an appropriate price index to get a real measure of output over time.TBD
MR400 Orientation to MRI (1cr)This course provides the student with an introduction to the functions and basic procedures of magnetic resonance imaging as it is used in the healthcare setting. Basic MRI concepts, instrumentation, and clinical terms will be introduced.TBD
MR406 MRI Procedures (4cr)This course provides the student with an in-depth understanding of clinical procedures in MRI. This course will also provide the student with an understanding of responsible MRI imaging practices.TBD
MR408 MRI Instrumentation, Imaging Physics, and Safety (4cr)This course focuses on introducing fundamental physics in magnetic resonance imaging. Included in the course is an overview of the history of MRI, fundamentals of computers, scanning protocols, and digital imaging. Safety in the magnetic field will also covered in this course.TBD
MR412 MRI Anatomy and Pathology Correlation (3cr)This course will address whole body anatomy and pathology seen in MRI scanning. Also included will be an in-depth review of common pathology seen in MRI.TBD
MR414 Pulse Sequences, Image Formation and Contrast (3cr)An overview of instrumentation, image formation, safety, contrast agents, and imaging sequences will be presented. In addition, common MRI exam protocols will be discussed.TBD
MR416 Advanced Techniques in MRI (3cr)This course provides the student with an in-depth understanding go quality assurance procedures in MRI. This course will also provide the student with an understanding of differences and similarities between various MRI imaging equipment currently available on the market.TBD