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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

Special Procedures

Location: 
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 44 hours (approximately 35 weeks). Version 3, 4, and 5: Minimum of 45 hours (approximately 25 weeks); includes at least 9 hours of supervised laboratory experience. Version 6: 20.5 hours (14 weeks). 

Dates: 

Version 1: September 1974 - August 1987. Version 2: September 1987 - July 1993. Version 3: August 1993 - July 1999. Version 4: August 1999 - July 2013. Version 5: August 2013 -  September 2018. Version 6: October 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to explain supplementary procedures used in advanced technology and related radiographic equipment. Version 2, 3, 4, and 5: Students will be able to describe generalized principles of modern specialized imaging equipment and accessories, procedures, and techniques related to diagnostic imaging. Version 6: Students will be able to: identify the specialized imaging equipment needed to perform a variety of procedures; equipment, accessories, and technical concerns for specialized radiographic exams; and distinguish between positions and projections for all special procedures.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics include: design and function of radiographic equipment used for special procedures: high output generators; special tables; rapid film changers; pressure injectors; catheters. Supplementary procedures: tomography; stereo radiography; direct enlargement radiography; thermography; xeroradiography; ultra-sonography. Specific radiographic procedures. Imaging. Version 2: Major topics include:design and function of radiographic and computerized equipment used for special procedures: high output generators; special tables; rapid film changers; pressure injectors; catheters. Supplementary procedures: tomography; direct enlargement radiography; thermography; xeroradiography; computed tomography; ultrasonography. Specific radiographic procedures; magnetic resonance imaging. Version 3: Major topics include: Myelography; mammography; tomography; arthrography; female reproductive system: fetography, placentography, pelvimetry; computers in radiography; specialized procedures; image intensifications; recording systems. Version 4 and 5: Major topics include: Myelography; tomography; arthrography; computers in radiography; specialized procedures; image intensifications; recording systems; digital imaging. Version 6: Major topics include: computer systems in radiology, specialized procedures, tomography, arthrography, myelography, hysterosalpingography, lymphangiography, sialography, image intensification, and overview of recording media in digital imaging. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (12/80) (12/88 revalidation). Version 3, 4, and 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category 2 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (9/93 revalidation) (10/98 revalidation) 10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation). NOTE: Special Procedures content overlaps with Image Processing (formerly Radiographic Processing). Students may not receive duplicate credit (Only applicable to students who completed the courses from September 1974 to September 2018).  Version 6: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (10/18 revalidation). 

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