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DI6103:X-Ray Positioning


Lecture hours: 0
Lab hours: 2
Hours: 30
Credit hours: 1



This course uses a hands-on approach to teach proper positioning of patients for plain film x-ray examination of the axial skeleton, appendicular skeleton, chest and abdomen. Students will practice and be able to demonstrate safe and efficient patient positioning in the Diagnostic Imaging Lab using x-ray machines that produce no ionizing radiation, but are otherwise similar in function to those used during their clinical internship at the Moody Health Center. Lab periods also provide an opportunity to review prerequisite material including basic x-ray physics principles, normal radiographic anatomy and pertinent radiobiology/safety issues.

PREREQUISITES: Classification as Trimester 6 or higher

Course Syllabus