RAD TECH A – WEEK 1 Saturday 9am – 12:10pm (cancelled Sp 2009) & Tuesdays 4pm – 7:10pm & Wednesday 6:00 pm -9:10 Introduction to Radiologic Technology El Camino College RTEC A INSTRUCTORS MINA COLUNGA, B.S., R.T. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.elcamino.edu/faculty/mcolunga •KELLY HOLT, MS.,RT. Clinical Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.elcamino.edu/faculty/kclark Radiologic Technology Programs •University-based •College-based •Hospital-based WHY CHOOSE RADIOGRAPHY? •Military •Commercial Schools ISN’T IT DANGEROUS? El Camino College - ECC’s Program 2 year Associates Degree Program Not including prerequisites Starts last week of August and completes mid October 26 months later. Full time Day Program: 7am – 6pm Monday – Friday 2-3 courses on campus each semester and 24 – 35 hours per week of internship training in the affiliated hospitals. Upon Graduation from ECC Associates Degree in Science Certificate of Completion from an Accredited Radiologic Technology Program Accredited by JRCERT ARRT ApprovedLICENSURE •ARRT- American Registry of Radiology Technologist –Graduation from an accredited Rad Tech program –Passing board exam with 75% or better. How do I become eligible for acceptance to ECC’s program ? RTEC A CIS 13 Anatomy (4 units) Psychology 5 Recommended with in the last 5 years English 1A Physiology (4 units) Math 40 (Algebra) A.S. Requirements Humanities Contemporary Health or PE Medical Assist 4 (Medical Term.) Minimum of 2.25 GPA Questions? What else do you want to know about ECC ? Historical Perspectives Birth of X-Ray November 8, 1895: Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered x-rays. German Physicist University of Wurzburg First Radiograph Anna Bertha Roentgen Collaborative Events Crookes tube –Air evacuated glass tube –Cathode side –Anode side –Electrical supply Screen or board painted with barium platinocyanide Low light work area “Willie Roentgen” Honored in 1901 with the first Nobel prize in physics for his efforts. IONIZATION IONIZING RADIATION NON-IONIZING RADIATION FORMS OF MEDICAL IMAGES SOUND WAVES (ULTRASOUND) FORMS OF MEDICAL IMAGES MRI – radio waves LIGHT X-RAY GAMMA RAYS COSMIC RAYS CAREERS IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY Diagnostic Imaging Modalities Intro to Career options in Radiology More on this next week •RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST –RADIOGRAPHER –X-RAY TECHNOLOGIST RADIOGRAPH DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHY •TECHNICIAN •RADIOLOGIST – –SPECIALIZING IN THE USE OF X-RAYS TO CREATE IMAGES OF THE BODY INCLUDING THE SKELETAL SYSTEM, CHEST AND ABDOMEN. TECHNOLOGIST FLUOROSCOPY CONTRAST MEDIA (X-RAY DYE) Diagnostic Medical Sonographers •Started Imaging Modalities •Short Movie •First Day Quiz!