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Radiography/Medical Imaging Technology | AHLT

P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s


Note | Except for AHLT-R 185 Medical Terminology, Allied Health courses are open only to student admitted into the radiography clinical/professional program.


  • AHLT-N 301 The Impact of Nutrition on the Prevention of Disease (3 cr.) The goal of this class is to provoke lifestyle changes by challenging the current nutritional status quo, increasing the awareness of the negative effects that consuming processed foods can have on the physical body, as well as the positive effects of consuming nutrient dense foods can have on the prevention of degenerative diseases.
  • AHLT-R 100 Orientation to Radiologic Technology (2 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Introduction to the field of radiology and its history. Students learn proper ethical standards, become acquainted with the duties and responsibilities in personal care for the patient, and investigate radiation protection for the patient and personnel.
  • AHLT-R 101 Radiographic Procedures I (3-4 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on the radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skeletal system.
  • AHLT-R 102 Principles of Radiography 1 (3 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Basic concepts of radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter. Includes the production of the radiographic image and film processing.
  • AHLT-R 103 Introduction to Clinical Radiography (2 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. This course is designed to provide the incoming student radiographer with a basic orientation to imaging profession through video instruction, class discussion and brief exposure to the clinical setting.  This course will also provide the student with instruction in radiation safety, surgical radiography, handling blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials management and TB prevention.  This course will also examine the impact of cultural diversity on the imaging profession and the medical profession as a whole.
  • AHLT-R 155 Clinical Re-Entry 1 (1-3 cr.) This course is designed for student radiographers who are out of sequence or require refamiliarization of procedures, principles and patient care areas in the Radiography Program so the student can safely return to clinical practice. The student will attend clinical and/or didactic hours tailored to their individual needs.
  • AHLT-R 180 Radiographic Procedures Lab (1-6 cr.) P: Must be admitted to the AS in Radiography. The Radiology Student Lab is designed to introduce radiographic procedures in a simulated setting. The lab coincides with the Radiographic Procedure course schedule. Procedures are introduced in the didactic setting where they can be translated directly into the simulated lab. The instructor will teach the labs using the same procedures taught in the didactic setting. Students will then be able to practice the simulated procedures with their peers and instructor. Before an exam is practiced in the clinical setting on a live patient, the student must pass their lab evaluation by at least 80%.
  • AHLT-R 181 Clinical Experience in Radiography (1-6 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.
  • AHLT-R 182 Clinical Experience-Radiography (1-6 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.
  • AHLT-R 185 Medical Terminology (2 cr.) This course covers medical terminology, symbols, and abbreviations and the application of this new language in the field of health care. While terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, the main focus is on medical vocabulary and being able to construct terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.
  • AHLT-R 200 Pathology (2 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. A survey of the changes the occur in the diseased state to include general concepts of disease, causes of disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems.
  • AHLT-R 201 Radiographic Procedures II (3-4 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skull and those requiring the use of contrast media.
  • AHLT-R 202 Principles of Radiography 2 (3 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Continuation of R102 with emphasis on the properties that affect the quality of the radiographic image.
  • AHLT-R 205 Radiographic Procedures III (3 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on special radiographic procedures and related imaging modalities.
  • AHLT-R 207 Seminar (1-5 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Current topics in radiography.
  • AHLT-R 208 Topics in Radiography (1-4 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Selected topics in radiography. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.
  • AHLT-R 222 Principles of Radiography 3 (3 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Continuation of R202 with emphasis on the application of radiography principles of imaging equipment.
  • AHLT-R 250 Physics Applied to Radiology (2-4 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Fundamentals of radiation physics, X-ray generation, and equipment quality control.
  • AHLT-R 260 Radiobiology and Protection (1-3 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation and the standards and methods of protection. Emphasis is placed on x-ray interactions. Also included are discussions on radiation exposure standards and radiation monitoring.
  • AHLT-R 277 Global Experience in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences (1-3 cr.) P: Must be admitted to a Radiography and Medical Imaging Program and have approval from the Program Director at the IU campus. This course provides opportunities for imaging science students to compare and contrast health care systems in other countries. Participants will spend time visiting health care facilities, universities, and historical sites. Students will have opportunities for multiple collaborations and professional development opportunities with international counterparts.
  • AHLT-R 281 Clinical Experience-Radiography (1-6 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.
  • AHLT-R 282 Clinical Experience IV (1-6 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Clinical application of radiographic positioning exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached.
  • AHLT-R 283 Clinical Experience V (1-6 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Clinical application of radiography positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
  • AHLT-R 290 Comprehensive Experience (1-8 cr.) P: Radiography AS students only. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology, under the direct supervision of a registered technologist. Successful completion involves mastery of all clinical aspects of the program. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  • AHLT-R 404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy (2-3 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. An in-depth study of sectional anatomy pertinent to ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Standard transverse, parasagittal, and coronal planes are included, utilizing images from all three imaging modalities. A discussion of technique, artifacts, and pathology-related alterations of cross-sectional anatomic appearances is included.
  • AHLT-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I (3 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Physics and imaging concepts in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Course will cover contrast media, instrumentation, equipment, principles of technology, as well as environmental and patient safety and comfort issues.
  • AHLT-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II (3 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Procedural concepts in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Image analysis of normal and abnormal studies will be presented.
  • AHLT-R 407 Seminar (1-5 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Seminar in advanced imaging modalities. Anatomical and procedural instruction concerning the abdomen, pelvis, spine, chest, head, neck and upper and lower limbs (extremities). Specific instruction in pediatric imaging procedural adjustments. Education emphasis throughout the course to be placed on critical thinking responses to procedural challenges. May be repeated for up to 5 credits.
  • AHLT-R 408 Topics in Radiologic Sciences (0.5-4 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Topics in radiologic sciences. Study of selected topics in radiologic sciences. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.
  • AHLT-R 409 Project in Medical Imaging (3 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Independent readings and research on a selected medical imaging topic. A paper in publishable form must be written as part of the project.
  • AHLT-R 414 Sectional Imaging Pathology (3 cr.) An in-depth study of general pathology concepts and diseases that affect specific body systems. An emphasis is placed on the appearance of the disease process on sectional images.
  • AHLT-R 431 Second Certification (Professional Credential) (1-12 cr.) P: ARRT or ARDMS; other professional certification in the imaging sciences. Special credit given for having a second professional credential in radiologic sciences.
  • AHLT-R 434 Ultrasound Physics 1 (3 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. This course will cover the Physics of Ultrasound Production and its Practical Application in the Clinical Setting.Participants will integrate course material with Practical aspects of Sonogarphy in their Clinical Experiences. At the Conclusion of the course,the Sonography Student will be better prepared to enter advanced level coursework and Clinical Experience.
  • AHLT-R 472 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology I (3 cr.) This course is designed to instruct the medical imaging professional in multiplanar anatomy and the various disease states of the human body. Relevant pathology and anatomy will be covered.
  • AHLT-R 480 Clinical Practicum in Advanced Medical Imaging (1-6 cr.) P: Must be admitted to the Bachelor of Medical Imaging Technology Program. Clinical practicum courses are designed to provide the student with the necessary skills required to be an effective clinical practitioner in an advanced imaging modality.  Students will be exposed to their field of study, specific to their modality.  A student may complete a clinical practicum in cardiac-interventional radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, sonography, vascular-interventional radiography, or another modality approved by the instructor.   In addition to observing and participating in advanced diagnostic medical imaging procedures, the student is expected to demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in line with those behaviors outlined in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • AHLT-R 481 Clinical Practicum: Vascular Imaging (.5-12 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Clinical experience in the performance of vascular and neurological imaging studies.
  • AHLT-R 482 Clinical Practicum: Computed Tomography (CT) (0.5-12 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Clinical experience in the performance of computed tomographic studies. Will allow students the opportunity to acquire clinical skills necessary to obtain high quality CT images, to objectly alter protocols based upon patient pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality and make appropriate corrections. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
  • AHLT-R 483 Clinical Practicum: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (0.5-12 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Clinical experience in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging studies. Course will give students the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to obtain high quality MRI images, to objectively alter protocols based on patient pathology or physical condition, identify image quality problems and make appropriate corrections. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
  • AHLT-R 484 Clinical Practicum: Ultrasound (0.5-12 cr.) P: Students formally admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology Program. Clinical experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging studies. Will allow students the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to obtain high quality US images, to objectively alter protocols based upon patient pathology or physical conditions, to identify image quality problems and make appropriate corrections. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
  • AHLT-R 495 Medical Imaging Internship (1-6 cr.) P: Students must be formally admitted to the BSMIT program at IUSB. The Medical Imaging Internship is in place for students already working in the field. Under the advisement of a faculty member and supervision of an assigned specialist at the placement site, the student will work or otherwise actively participate in the related setting. One credit hour will consist of 40 contact hours of participation in Medical Imaging internship. This is a generic internship and may be used for a variety of internships related to the field of Medical Imaging. The student will participate for a minimum of 40 contact hours (1 credit) to a maximum of 240 (6 credits) for a facility deemed to be an appropriate facility to conduct an internship to gain experience in an area of mutual interest to the intern and the facility.

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