Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


Medical Imaging B.S.

Admission Requirements for Concentrations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiologic Technology 

Concentrators

  1. Completion of the Enrollment Form signed by the program director.
  2. Completion of all required courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70.
  4. An interview with the program director of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Imaging.

Admission Requirements for Concentrations in Certified RT Computed Tomography 

Prior American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification and concurrent acceptance into the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Imaging.

Retention Requirement for All Concentrations

A minimum grade of C in all required courses.

General Education Requirements for Concentrations in Certified RT Computed Tomography and Certified RT Management

Students must complete the college’s General Education requirements, with the following contingencies:

  1. Students will take a required MATH course in the cognates for each program that will satisfy their General Eduation Mathematics category.
  2. Students will receive transfer credit for NS 175, which will fulfill the Natural Science category.
  3. Students will receive transfer credit for AQSR 175, which will fulfill the Advanced Quantitative/Scientific Reasoning category.

Course Requirements

CHOOSE concentration A, B, C, D, E, or F below.

A. Certified RT Computed Tomography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography

2

As needed.
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection

2

As needed.
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

2

As needed.
CTSC 432Computed Tomography Clinical Practice

8

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

MATH 139: Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education.

Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELECTIVES

8-11

Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TRANSFER CREDITS

60

Total Credit Hours:90-93

B. Certified RT Management

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
MATH 177Quantitative Business Analysis I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 301Foundations of Management

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TWO COURSES in management at the 300-level or above

6

MATH 177 Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education.

Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELECTIVES

9-12

Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TRANSFER CREDITS

60

Total Credit Hours:86-89

C. Diagnostic Medical Sonography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DMS 300Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

4

Spring.
DMS 301Abdominal, Obstetrical, and Gynecological Sonography

3

Spring.
DMS 303Abdominal Sonography I

1

Summer.
DMS 305Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I

1

Summer.
DMS 307Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I

1

Fall.
DMS 310Clinical Practice I

8

Spring.
DMS 330Clinical Practice II

8

Summer.
DMS 333Abdominal Sonography II

1

Fall.
DMS 335Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II

1

Fall.
DMS 337Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II

1

Spring.
DMS 403Abdominal Sonography III

1

Spring.
DMS 405Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography III

1

Spring.
DMS 410Clinical Practice III

8

Fall.
DMS 430Clinical Practice IV

8

Spring.
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1

Summer, Spring.
RADT 455Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology

2

Spring.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:75

D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MRI 301Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

5

Spring.
MRI 309Clinical Observation

4

Spring.
MRI 310Clinical Practice I

6.5

Summer.
MRI 311Cross Sectional Anatomy I

1

Summer.
MRI 321Physical Principles I

2

Summer.
MRI 402MRI Procedures

1

Fall.
MRI 410Clinical Practice II

6.5

Fall.
MRI 411Cross Sectional Anatomy II

1

Fall.
MRI 420Clinical Practice III

6.5

Spring.
MRI 421Physical Principles II

2

Fall.
MRI 430Registry Review

2

Spring.
MRI 455MRI Pathology

1

Spring.
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1

Summer, Spring.
RADT 455Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology

2

Spring.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Either

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Or

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 105General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:74.5

E. Nuclear Medicine Technology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NMT 231Clinical Observation

3

Spring.
NMT 301Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology

4

Spring.
NMT 311Radiation Safety and Radiation Physics

2

Spring.
NMT 321Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I

3

Spring.
NMT 332Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I

7

Summer.
NMT 402Instrumentation and Radiobiology

2

Fall.
NMT 405Radiopharmacy

1

Summer.
NMT 421Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II

3

Summer.
NMT 425Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III

3

Fall.
NMT 430Registry Review

2

Spring.
NMT 431Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II

8

Fall.
NMT 432Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III

5.5

Spring.
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1

Summer, Spring.
CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography

2

As needed.
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection

2

As needed.
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

2

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:83.5

F. Radiologic Technology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1

Summer, Spring.
RADT 301Introduction to Radiologic Technology

3.5

Summer.
RADT 305Skeletal Anatomy

3

Fall.
RADT 306Radiographic Procedures I

3

Fall.
RADT 307Radiographic Procedures II

3

Spring.
RADT 308Radiographic Procedures III

3

Summer.
RADT 309Clinical Education I

3.5

Fall.
RADT 310Clinical Education II

3.5

Spring.
RADT 320Principles of Radiography I

3

Spring.
RADT 321Principles of Radiography II

3

Summer.
RADT 330Radiation Physics I

3

Spring.
RADT 411Clinical Education III

8

Fall.
RADT 412Clinical Education IV

8

Spring.
RADT 425Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

2

Spring.
RADT 431Radiation Physics II

3

Fall.
RADT 440Cross-Sectional Anatomy

1

Fall.
RADT 455Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology

2

Spring.
RADT 461Registry Review

3

Spring.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:84.5