Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health Radiography Program

Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health Radiography Program

Credits Available with Dates Valid

  • Advanced Imaging Procedures I (2 credits, upper division level) September 2010 through April 2018
  • Advanced Imaging Procedures II (2 credits, upper division level) April 2008 through April 2018
  • Anatomy & Physiology for the Radiologic Technologist I & II (formerly Anatomy & Physiology); (6 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2008
  • Clinical Radiography I (formerly Radiography Clinical Education I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011
  • Clinical Radiography II (formerly Radiography Clinical Education II); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
  • Clinical Radiography III (formerly Radiography Clinical Education III); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Clinical Radiography IV (formerly Radiography Clinical Education IV); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • START Fundamentals of Radiation Protection (formerly Radiation Protection); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005
  • Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through April 2018
  • Medical Radiation Physics and Quality Assurance (formerly Physics II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Medical Terminology (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
  • Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists (formerly Patient Care and Nursing Procedures); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2018
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging I (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging II (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Principles of Radiographic Imaging III (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Biology and Protection (2 credits, lower division level) January 2004 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiation Biology (formerly Radiobiology); (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
  • Radiographic Pathology (1 credit, lower division level) 1996 through December 2005; (1 credit, upper division level) January 2006 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures I (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures II (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures III (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiographic Procedures IV (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures IV); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
  • Radiography Seminar (2 credits, upper division level) March 2004 through April 2018

Source of Records

Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health; 560 Hudson Street; Hartford, CT 06106

About the Training Sponsor

One of the chief goals of Hartford Hospital is to "encourage and support comprehensive educational programs which will provide the community with the skilled personnel necessary to provide efficient, high quality health care." The Department of Education's School of Allied Health provides formal training programs in eight different allied health disciplines.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Advanced Imaging Procedures I (2 credits, upper division level) September 2010 through April 2018
Students will gain knowledge of specialized equipment and procedures used for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures of the hepatobiliary system, cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Emphasis is on patient positioning, equipment and contrast media utilized and the anatomical structures demonstrated. This course will also provide students with knowledge of sectional anatomy as it relates to computer generated modalities. The student will identify anatomical structures in axial, coronal and sagittal planes using medical images.

Advanced Imaging Procedures II (2 credits, upper division level) April 2008 through April 2018
Advanced procedures involving joint imaging (arthrography), central nervous system and lymphatic system imaging as well as the principles of venipuncture for contrast media injection will be discussed. In addition, mammography, breast pathology and alternative methods of breast imaging for the purpose of breast cancer detection will be covered.

Anatomy & Physiology for the Radiologic Technologist I & II (formerly Anatomy & Physiology); (6 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2008
This course is designed to instruct basic anatomy and function of human organ systems. A systematic approach to the human organism will be used beginning with the body as a whole, its major systems, divisions, body planes, directional terms and medical terms pertinent to the study of anatomy. Individual units on each body system will be covered in detail.

Clinical Radiography I (formerly Radiography Clinical Education I); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011
Students receive supervised clinical experience in general radiography, fluoroscopy, cystoscopy, emergency room and portable radiography and begin to gain competence in routine radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities.

Clinical Radiography II (formerly Radiography Clinical Education II); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
A continuation of Radiography Clinical Education I, this course is taken during the second semester of the program.

Clinical Radiography III (formerly Radiography Clinical Education III); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
During the third semester of the program, students will perform rotations through some of the specialized imaging areas (Interventional Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), and a private outpatient radiology office) while continuing to rotate through the previous clinical areas. An Emergency Department evening rotation (1:00-9:30PM) is added to increase students' exposure to trauma imaging.

Clinical Radiography IV (formerly Radiography Clinical Education IV); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (5 credits, upper division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
During the final semester of the program, students will gain exposure to additional specialty areas and imaging in the outpatient setting. In addition, observation rotations in the associated imaging modalities of Ultrasound, Cardiac Catheteri-zation lab and Nuclear Medicine will be performed.

Fundamentals of Radiation Protection (formerly Radiation Protection); (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
This course interrelates radiation dose ranges in diagnostic and therapeutic medical use, and stress practical methods of protection for Radiologic technologists, patients, and others. Federal and State guidelines for equipment safety, plus the impact of technical factor selection on patient dose are discussed.

Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005
This course begins in the first semester of the first year and discusses principles of basic physics, fundamental concepts of the structure of matter, production and use of electrostatics, electromagnetism and electrodynamics, and the principles of radiation.

Fundamentals of Radiologic Physics (formerly Physics I); (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through April 2018
This course will begin in the first semester of the first year and will discuss the principles of basic physics, the fundamental concepts of the structure of matter, production and use of electrostatics, electro-magnetism and electrodynamics, and the principles of radiation. The first 10 weeks of the course will consist of an Algebra Review Session. Students must pass the math review portion of the course with a grade of 75% or higher in order to continue on in this course.

Medical Radiation Physics and Quality Assurance (formerly Physics II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through December 2005; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2006 through January 2011; (4 credits, upper division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of medical physics as related to diagnostic imaging and equipment and health physics. Subjects covered are: electromagnetism and radiation, review of radiation measurement and protection, x-ray machines and radiation production, x-rays interactions with matter, scatter reduction and collimation, film screens and processing, image quality indicators, geometry and magnification, mammography, fluoro-scopy, introduction to computers and radiology applications, digital fluoroscopy, Computed Tomogra-phy, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Digital Radiography and PACS, Principles of Quality Management, and Quality Control within the Radiology Department.

Medical Terminology (2 credits, lower division level) 1995 through September 2001
Instruction in the use and application of medical terms will be provided along with their application to hospital procedures and human body systems. The construction and analysis of medical terms will be introduced along with symbols and abbreviations necessary to understand medical communication.

Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists (formerly Patient Care and Nursing Procedures); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2018
Students learn patient care procedures used in radiologic technology, including first aid, patient evaluation, communication, infection control, medical and surgical asepsis, assisting with medication administration, contrast media, caring for patients with special problems, and topics surrounding aging, death and dying. In addition to the above, separate units on pharmacology and medical ethics and law will be covered. As part of
this course, students will participate in a minimum of one community service project.
A self-guided component in Medical Terminology where students learn the construction and analysis of medical terms along with symbols and abbreviations necessary to understand medical communication is part of this course. (Students must pass the medical terminology portion of the course with a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the patient care course.)

Principles of Radiographic Imaging I (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course is designed to prepare the student to accurately evaluate patient volume and condition in order to set the appropriate technical exposure factors for each examination utilizing a variety of imaging equipment. An introduction to the fundamentals of exposure factor selection and imaging parameters, this course will introduce the student to the equipment and technique utilized for radiographic imaging. Material covered includes image receptors, the x-ray tube and circuitry, x-ray production, prime factors and exposure factor selection and technique chart construction.

Principles of Radiographic Imaging II (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment II); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
A continuation of Radiographic Imaging I, and builds on the foundation of basic equipment and imaging methods to include the specifics of image production and evaluation. Units covered include: Image Quality Factors, beam restriction and filtration, the Image Intensifier tube and fluoroscopy, use of automatic exposure control devices, conventional tomographic principles, and the radiographic grid and scatter control.

Principles of Radiographic Imaging III (formerly Radiographic Exposure & Equipment III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (2 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course covers the principles and use of x-ray image receptors and processing devices. Specific units covered include radiographic films, screens and cassettes, automatic film processing, and applications of digital imaging to include digital imaging equipment, archiving, storage, and radiology information systems.

Radiation Biology and Protection (2 credits, lower division level) January 2004 through January 2011; (3 credits, lower division level) January 2011 through April 2018
Basic principles of radiation protection and safety for radiologic technologists and basic concepts and principles of radiation biology will be presented. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. The interactions of radiation with cells, tissues and the body as a whole, and resultant biophysical events will be presented. Discussion of the theories and principles of tolerance dose, time-dose relationships, fractionation schemes and the relationship to the clinical practice of radiography will be discussed.

Radiation Biology (formerly Radiobiology); (1 credit, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006
This course will introduce the student to Health Physics and teach the concepts of tissues, organs and organism's responses to radiation. An introduction to Radiotherapy will also be discussed.

Radiographic Pathology (1 credit, lower division level) 1996 through December 2005; (1 credit, upper division level) January 2006 through April 2018
Students will be provided with an introduction to the study of disease processes and their radiographic appearance. Terminology, etiology, symptoms, complications, prognosis, treatments and diagnostic imaging utilized will be discussed. Radiographic images will be utilized to demonstrate pathologic conditions and their effects on the anatomy and function of various body systems. Students will further their understanding of the importance of obtaining high quality diagnostic images for the diagnosis of disease and develop an understanding of how the radiologist approaches the analysis of images.

Radiographic Procedures I (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through April 2018
This course prepares students to accurately position patients for diagnostic Radiologic procedures and to prepare the necessary equipment and contrast media for each procedure. The course is divided into two sections, taught simultaneously by two different instructors. One section (entitled Osteology) deals primarily with the skeletal system, and the other section deals with the major organ system positioning and procedures, and special imaging procedures. The anatomy and physiology related to each positioning section, as well as image critique and improvement is also included. The chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities are covered during this course.

Radiographic Procedures II (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II) (4 credits, lower level); 1995 - January 2006 (3 credits, lower level); February 2006 - April 2018
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures I. Covers patient positioning and procedures for contrast imaging of the lower gastrointestinal system and the anatomy, positioning and procedures of the axial skeleton.

Radiographic Procedures III (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures III); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level) February 2011 through April 2018
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures II and covers anatomy and imaging of the urinary system, skull, nasal and facial bones, and non-routine orthopedic imaging.

Radiographic Procedures IV (formerly Radiographic Positioning and Procedures IV); (4 credits, lower division level) 1995 through January 2006; (3 credits, lower division level) February 2006 through January 2011; (1.5 credits, lower division level)February 2011 through April 2018
Completion of imaging of axial skeleton (sacrum and coccyx), ribs, sternum, s/c joints, temporal bone, skull and sella turcica as well as imaging of the reproductive system, sinus tract injections and venipuncture are covered in this semester.

Radiography Seminar (2 credits, upper division level) March 2004 through April 2018
Students will pursue independent research on a current topic in radiology, physics, or administration, develop a written paper and provide an oral presentation on the topic to program faculty and junior students. Course includes a comprehensive review of the radiography curriculum with testing in preparation for the ARRT examination.

About the Review

The 2013 review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.