This course is designed to discuss the process of image analysis and quality control. Students will develop and apply the critical thinking process to the art of image critique. The following imaging standards will be discussed: interpretation of clinical data, identification of the examination to be performed, rationale for the radiographic examination, accurate patient identification, positioning of the part according to established protocols, radiation protection, and factors affecting radiographic quality. Medical-legal considerations for the radiographer are also discussed. Practical case studies and critical reviews are conducted in the classroom setting with clinical correlation.
- Teacher: Theresa Olivares