Students will be able to:
· explain the procedure to the patient and ask appropriate questions to collect the information needed for performing the study
· document/record data needed on patient charts, x-ray requisitions, RIS & PACS data banks
· interact with other health care teams in the hospital environment
· maintain patient confidentiality/privacy as defined by HIPAA
· produce diagnostic radiographic images
· adjust equipment, technical factors and positioning to compensate for non-routine exams (patient - cooperation/limitation, mobility, trauma, pathology, size, etc.)
· identify and respond to medical emergency situations
· analyze the resulting radiographic image for technical and positioning accuracy and make modifications as needed
· define and use medical and radiological terminology
· operate radiological information systems (RIS), PACS, etc.
· calculate /solve mathematical equations related to radiographic technique & physics equations
· demonstrate ethical and professional demeanor as outlined in the Code of Ethics of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
· identify the advantages of belonging to professional organizations
· utilize resources and information databases for continuing education credits and professional growth
· demonstrate practices that result in minimal radiation exposure for patients, self and others
· pass all of the 46 clinical competencies required by the ARRT
· pass the ARRT certification exam
· validate adequate preparation for entry into the radiography field
For questions about links, contact Susan Wood.
For questions about plans or reports, contact Annja Cox.