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AGV 182 - Diagnostic Imaging

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is designed to introduce the student to diagnostic imaging. Topics include safety, patient positioning techniques, processing of film, proper machine use, technique chart, quality control and standard diagnostic procedures. It will also introduce the student to digital radiography, ultrasound MRI, CT and nuclear technologies.
Prerequisite: AGV 134 AGV 151 , AGV 166 , and AGV 932  
Corequisite: AGV 109  
Competencies
  1. Discuss production and control of x-rays.
    1. Identify parts of equipment and functions.
    2. Recite safety measures for handling equipment.
  2. Outline the use of technique charts.
    1. Develop technique charts.
    2. Use technique charts in taking diagnostic radiographs.
  3. Generate diagnostic radiographs.
    1. Position large and small animal patients.
    2. Use Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA) applications/positioning for canine hip dysplasia.
  4. Perform processing of diagnostic radiographs.
    1. Describe hand processing.
    2. Establish quality control.
    3. Demonstrate proper labeling, filing, and storage of film.
    4. Perform automatic film processing.
    5. Review radiographs for proper position and exposure.
    6. Discuss changes in procedure to increase quality.
  5. Demonstrate proper care of equipment.
    1. Clean screens/replace screens.
    2. Clean and service automatic film processor.
    3. Recognize faulty equipment operation.
  6. Use both stationary and portable radiograph machines.
    1. Demonstrate proficiency using portable radiograph machines.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency using stationary radiograph machines.
    3. Maintain radiographic logs, reports, files and records.
  7. Understand various contrast media studies.
    1. Discuss use of contrasts in radiographs.
    2. Discuss media applications.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of ultrasonography.
    1. Maintain ultrasonographic equipment.
    2. Develop proper techniques for fathering ultrasonographic data.
    3. Review the interpretation and results of ultrasonography.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of endoscopy.
    1. Maintain endoscopic equipment.
    2. Develop proper techniques for gathering endoscopic data.
    3. Interpret the results of endoscopy.
  10. Demonstrate basic knowledge of computed tomography.
  11. Demostrate basic knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging.
  12. Demonstrate basic knowledge of nuclear diagnostic procedures.



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