Limited Scope Radiography

Diploma - 47 credits

About this program
The Limited Scope Radiography program prepares students to become competent entry-level limited scope radiographers. The limited scope radiographer works under the direction of a health care provider and communicates with and positions patients for specified types of radiography examinations. The limited scope radiographer provides quality care to patients; manipulates radiographic equipment and accessories; selects and adjusts technical factors; provides radiation protection for patients, self and others; obtains diagnostic images; performs image evaluation; and carries out activities associated with equipment quality control. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of radiography exams on patients in various health care settings.
Program outcomes
  1. Model professional behaviors and perform duties within the ethical and legal boundaries of a limited scope radiographer.
  2. Demonstrate use of critical thinking and independent judgment.
  3. Conduct and participate in quality improvement and quality control tasks.
  4. Use compassion and interpersonal communication skills with patients, members of the health care team and others.
  5. Manipulate radiographic equipment and accessories in the pursuit of quality radiographic images.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate image acquisition and positioning techniques to obtain quality radiographic images.
  7. Evaluate images for image quality and determine quality improvement methods.
  8. Apply radiation protection and safety practices to patients, self and others.
  9. Use patient care skills and monitoring techniques.
  10. Participate in lifelong learning activities as required by the profession.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
47 Required courses
47 Total

Limited Scope Radiographer, Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL2260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
LSR1100 Introduction to Limited Scope Radiography and Patient Care 3
LSR1120 Image Production I 4
LSR1140 Radiation Protection 3
LSR1160 Radiographic Procedures I 5
LSR1220 Image Production II 3
LSR1230 Imaging Equipment and Quality Control 3
LSR1240 Radiobiology 2
LSR1260 Radiographic Procedures II 4
LSR1280 Radiographic Clinical I 4
LSR1380 Radiographic Clinical II 7
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1st Summer Term - 9 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL2260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3

1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
LSR1100 Introduction to Limited Scope Radiography and Patient Care 3
LSR1120 Image Production I 4
LSR1140 Radiation Protection 3
LSR1160 Radiographic Procedures I 5

1st Spring Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
LSR1220 Image Production II 3
LSR1230 Imaging Equipment and Quality Control 3
LSR1240 Radiobiology 2
LSR1260 Radiographic Procedures II 4
LSR1280 Radiographic Clinical I 4

2nd Summer Term - 7 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
LSR1380 Radiographic Clinical II 7