Diagnostic Medical Imaging Courses

DMI 101 - Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Imaging

2-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

Overall view of diagnostic medical imaging, describing its relationship to radiology and its part in medicine. Communication skills, professional conduct of the radiographer, medico-legal issues and ethical standards are covered as well as infectious diseases, infection control, standard precautions and safety. The basic concepts of radiographic equipment, patient positioning, image production and radiation protection are presented and discussed.

Additional course fee: $105.

DMI 105 - Image Production and Evaluation I

4-0-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course presents the principles of radiographic exposure, dealing with specific factors that control and affect receptor exposure and radiographic image contrast. Image acquisition of computed radiography (CR) as well as indirect and direct digital radiography (DR) will be presented. Radiographic image processing and post-processing for these methods of image production are also discussed. 

Prerequisite:

FNMT 118 with a grade of “C” or better, or placement in MATH 161 and DMI 101 with a grade of “C” or better

Co-requisites:

DMI 119, DMI 131, and DMI 181 

DMI 106 - Image Production and Evaluation II

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course presents the image quality factors of spatial resolution and distortion. Patient anatomical and pathological factors affecting image production. Pharmacology, classifications, use and precautions in the administration of radiographic contrast media. Quality assurance of radiographic equipment and evaluation of results. Synthesis and application of image quality factors to exposure problems. 

Prerequisite:

DMI 105 with a grade of "C" or better 

Co-requisites:

DMI 120, DMI 132, and DMI 182 

DMI 119 - Radiation Safety I

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

DMI 119 is the first of three sequential courses covering radiation safety topics. Students will be introduced to radiation biology and protection terminology as well as the x-ray equipment circuitry. Introductory radiation physics, radiobiology and equipment operation topics will provide students with the fundamental concepts necessary to practice radiation safety principles.

Co-requisites:

DMI 105, DMI 131, DMI 181 and DMI 196

DMI 120 - Radiation Safety II

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

DMI 120 is the second of three sequential courses covering radiation safety topics. Students will continue their study of x-ray machine circuitry by further exploring components, functions, rectification and generators. This course also includes a detailed study of radiographic equipment, diagnostic x-ray tubes, x-ray production and photon interactions with matter.

Co-requisites:

DMI 106, DMI 132, DMI 182 and DMI 197

DMI 131 - Patient Care and Procedures I

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

DMI 131 is the first of three sequential courses covering patient care and procedures topics. Students will be introduced to radiographic terminology and positioning techniques of the chest, abdomen, upper extremity and lower extremity. The course covers application of image production factors and radiation protection standards. Students learn patient care skills in monitoring vital signs, care of medical equipment, body mechanics, patient transfer, infection control and precautionary techniques with respect to the radiology patient. The course also includes Clinical Objective Evaluation (COE) of respective patient care activities and radiographic procedures. 

Additional course fee $180

Prerequisite:

ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisites:

DMI 105DMI 119, DMI 181, and DMI 196

DMI 132 - Patient Care and Procedures II

3-3-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of DMI 131 and includes radiographic terminology and positioning techniques of the humerus, shoulder girdle, femur, pelvic girdle and spine. Students will continue to learn positioning skills in order to radiograph the skeletal anatomy and physiologic systems of the human body. This includes an introduction to fluoroscopic procedures. In laboratory sessions, students will apply materials presented in lecture and practice the skills necessary for Clinical Objective Evaluations (COE). Patient care topics will include surgical asepsis, venipuncture, pharmacology, medical emergencies, and culturally diverse communication skills.

Additional course fee: $180.

Prerequisite:

BIOL 109 with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisites:

DMI 106, DMI 120, DMI 182 and DMI 197 all with a grade of "C" or better.

DMI 181 - Radiographic Osteology and Pathology I

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course provides a detailed study of the bone structure of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle and bony thorax. Students will be introduced to radiographic pathology topics, including pathological conditions of the respiratory, circulatory, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems. Students will also present case studies of pathological conditions from radiographic clinical procedures.

Co-requisites:

DMI 105, DMI 119, DMI 131 and DMI 196

DMI 182 - Radiographic Osteology and Pathology II

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of DMI 181 and provides a detailed study of the bone structure of the vertebral column and skull. Students will continue their study of pathology topics, including pathological conditions of the skeletal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems. Students will also present case studies of pathological conditions from radiographic clinical procedures.

Co-requisites:

DMI 106, DMI 120, DMI 132 and DMI 197

DMI 196 - Clinical Education I

0-0-14-1
Credit Hours: 1

During Clinical Education I, students are introduced to the radiology department and hospital environment. Students begin the course by observing department routines and procedures. After classroom and laboratory instruction, students move into a more active role, assisting and performing patient care activities and imaging procedures under appropriate supervision. Students will report to clinical on Tuesday and Thursday for 14 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, and portable radiography. Each rotation will be two to three weeks (4-6 days) in length.

Additional course fee: $345

Co-requisites:

DMI 105, DMI 119, DMI 131, and DMI 181.

DMI 197 - Clinical Education II

0-0-14-1
Credit Hours: 1

During Clinical Education II, students become more familiar with the radiology department and hospital environment. Students continue to observe department routines and procedures relevant to classroom and laboratory activities. After classroom and laboratory instruction, students move into a more active role, assisting and performing patient care activities and imaging procedures under appropriate supervision. Students will report to clinical on Tuesday and Thursday for 14 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, portable radiography, and surgical radiography. Each rotation will be two to three weeks (4-6 days) in length.

Additional course fee: $345.

Co-requisites:

DMI 106, DMI 120, DMI 132, and DMI 182

DMI 198 - Clinical Education III

0-0-28-1
Credit Hours: 1

During Clinical Education III, students will gain a more confident persona when performing patient care activities and imaging procedures learned in previous semesters. Students will report to clinical Monday through Thursday for 7 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, portable radiography and surgical radiography. Each rotation will be one to two weeks in length (4-8 days). Additionally, students will begin introductory rotations through the advanced imaging modalities of CT, DEXA, IR, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Ultrasound. Each intro rotation will be one-week in length, and students will spend no more than two out of the seven weeks in advanced modalities.

Additional course fee: $345.

Prerequisite:

DMI 106, DMI 120, DMI 132, DMI 182 and DMI 197 all with a grade of "C" or better.

DMI 199 - Clinical Education IV

0-0-28-1
Credit Hours: 1

During Clinical Education IV, students are considered level II and will begin working more independently under appropriate supervision when performing studies in which they have been deemed competent. Students will continue to refine skills in patient care activities and imaging procedures. Students will report to clinical Monday through Thursday for 7 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, portable radiography and surgical radiography. Each rotation will be one to two weeks in length (4-8 days). Additionally, students will continue introductory rotations through the advanced imaging modalities of CT, DEXA, IR, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Ultrasound. Each intro rotation will be one-week in length, and students will spend no more than two out of the seven weeks in advanced modalities.

Prerequisite:

DMI 198 with a grade of "C" or better.

DMI 221 - Advanced Imaging I

4-0-0-4
Credit Hours: 4

During Advanced Imaging I, students will broaden their knowledge base of radiographic equipment operation with the inclusion of fluoroscopic and mobile systems. As a continuation of the fluoroscopic studies covered in DMI 132, students will learn endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, myelography, arthrography and hysterosalpingography. This course also includes the advanced modalities of bone densitometry, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and nuclear medicine with an introduction to cross-sectional anatomy.

Prerequisite:

CIS 103DMI 199, both with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisites:

DMI 231DMI 261, and DMI 297

DMI 222 - Advanced Imaging II

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of DMI 221 and includes the advanced modalities of cardiac-interventional, vascular-interventional, medical dosimetry, radiation therapy and sonography. Students will review the major blood vessels of the body. Pulmonary, systemic and lymphatic circulation will also be reviewed and discussed.

Prerequisite:

DMI 221, DMI 231, DMI 261 and DMI 297, all with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisites:

DMI 232 and DMI 298

DMI 231 - Patient Care & Procedures III

2-2-0-3
Credit Hours: 5

This course is a continuation of DMI 132 and includes radiographic terminology and positioning techniques of the bony thorax, paranasal sinuses, skull, and facial bones. Students will continue to learn patient care and positioning skills required to produce diagnostic radiographic images. This course also includes the topics of pediatric and trauma radiography. In laboratory sessions, students will apply materials presented in lecture and practice the skills necessary for Clinical Objective Evaluations (COE).

Additional course fee: $345.

Prerequisite:

BIOL 110ENGL 102, all with a grade of "C" or better

Co-requisites:

DMI 221DMI 261, and DMI 297

DMI 232 - Registry Review and Career Planning

2-3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course consists of professional skills development sessions that focus on ARRT radiography examination preparation and career planning through various classroom and laboratory activities. Certification and registration requirements, advanced career opportunities, professional credentialing, continuing education, and employment considerations will be reviewed and discussed. Students will also prepare for entry-level employment in medical imaging with resume writing and interviewing skills activities.

Additional course fee: $345.

Co-requisites:

DMI 222 and DMI 298

DMI 261 - Radiation Safety III

2-0-0-2
Credit Hours: 2

This course is a continuation of DMI 120 and includes final topics in radiation protection and biology. Students will continue their study of photon interactions with matter by exploring radiation energy transfer, radiation effects on the human body, as well as radiosensitivity and response. This course also includes a detailed study of radiation monitoring, dose limits, equipment design for radiation protection, management of patient dose and management personnel dose.

Co-requisites:

DMI 221, DMI 231 and DMI 297

DMI 297 - Clinical Education V

0-0-21-2
Credit Hours: 2

During Clinical Education V, students will continue to work on the completion of clinical competency requirements. Students usually require indirect supervision when performing general diagnostic procedures and patient care activities completed in previous semesters. Students will report to clinical on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 14 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, portable radiography and surgical radiography. Each rotation will be one to two weeks (3-6 days) in length. Introductory rotations through the advanced imaging modalities of CT, DEXA, IR, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Ultrasound will conclude this semester. Each intro rotation will be one week in length, and students will spend no more than four out of the fourteen weeks in advanced modalities.

Additional course fee: $345.

Co-requisites:

DMI 221, DMI 231 and DMI 261

DMI 298 - Clinical Education VI

0-0-21-2
Credit Hours: 2

During Clinical Education VI, students will continue to work on the completion of clinical competency requirements. Students usually require indirect supervision when performing general diagnostic procedures and patient care activities completed in previous semesters. Students will report to clinical on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 14 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, portable radiography and surgical radiography. Each rotation will be one to two weeks (3-6 days) in length. Students will also complete a three-week pediatric rotation. Elective rotations through the advanced imaging modalities of Cardiac Cath, CT, DEXA, IR, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Ultrasound will begin this semester. Each elective rotation will be two weeks in length. 

Additional course fee: $345

Co-requisites:

DMI 222 and DMI 232

DMI 299 - Clinical Education VII

0-0-28-1
Credit Hours: 1

Clinical Education VII is the final clinical component of the program. Students demonstrate continued competency and increased proficiency. The majority of procedures are performed under indirect supervision as students refine their entry-level skills. Students will report to clinical Monday through Thursday for 7 weeks. Clinical rotations include general inpatient, general outpatient, emergency room/trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, orthopedic radiography, portable radiography, and surgical radiography. Each rotation will be one to two weeks in length (4-8 days). Elective rotations through the advanced imaging modalities of Cardiac Cath, CT, DEXA, IR, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Ultrasound will conclude this semester. Each elective rotation will be two weeks in length. Completion of all ARRT requirements, exit evaluations, and terminal competencies will take place this semester.

Additional course fee: $175.

Prerequisite:

DMI 222, DMI 232 and DMI 298 all with a grade of "C" or better