Nov 27, 2021  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

HLTH 1040 - Introduction to Medical Imaging

3 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: ENG 0950  + RDG 0950  or appropriate placement scores .

Provides an overview of imaging modalities and specialties in the fields of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Technology. Presents general information about medical imaging professions, professional organizations, professional development, accreditation, credentialing, work environments, ethical and legal issues of medical imaging, confidentiality, diversity and anti-discrimination issues, radiation protection and monitoring, computers in the workplace, and relationship to other health care professionals. Medical and imaging terminology, pertinent clinical and diagnostic protocols related to specific imaging exams will be discussed. Students will learn basic principles of patient care. Students will receive an informative look at the medical imaging clinical setting and hospital organization. Coursework may include hands-on demonstrations and interactions with current medical imaging personnel. Students will also receive instruction in the non-technical aspects of working and gaining employment in healthcare.