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					      Radiology                          n the Late 1940‟s, Rockford             CLINICAL EDUCATION
                                      Memorial Hospital established a           Students participate in different
   In 1885, Wilhelm Conrad                                                   types of imaging by scheduled
                                      program to educate the students
Roentgen discovered a “new kind                                              rotations through the appropriate
                                      in   the    field   of    radiologic
of ray” which he called X-rays.                                              areas in the radiology department.
                                      technology.       The 24 month
Since that time, X-rays have                                                 The students‟ clinical education may
                                      education offered by Rockford
been one of our most valuable                                                include rotations through some of
                                      Memorial Hospital‟s School of
medical    tools   in   diagnosing                                           the following areas:        radiation
                                      Radiography can provide a solid
disease, broken bones, suspected                                             therapy,      nuclear      medicine,
                                      basis   for    an    exciting   and
tumors and other serious physical                                            ultrasound, mammography, magnetic
                                      rewarding health care career.
conditions difficult to identify                                             resonance imaging, catheterization
and treat without “seeing them.”                                             lab and computerized tomography.
                                         The    current    program     is
A CAREER IN RADIOGRAPHY               accredited by the Joint Review
                                      Committee     on   Education    in       These departments and services
   The    people   who    operate                                            are equipped with a variety of
                                      Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
radiographic equipment are called                                            imaging       equipment      which
                                      Graduates are eligible to apply
radiographers. They are not to                                               incorporates the newest technology
                                      for admission to the certification
be confused with radiologists –                                              available.   The departments are
                                      exam     administered    by   the
physicians who specialize in the                                             staffed by registered technologists
                                      American Registry of Radiologic
interpretation of radiographs.                                               and radiologists who provide the
                                      Technologists (ARRT).
                                                                             student with excellent educational
   Most radiographers operate                                                supervision.
                                         Throughout the program the
equipment that is used for
                                      student spends 40 hours each                   PROGRAM GOALS
diagnostic     imaging;    X-ray
                                      week in the classroom and clinical
machines, fluoroscopes, computed                                             The students will be clinically
                                      settings. The program consists
tomography (CT) scanners, and                                                competent.
                                      of lectures, demonstrations and
magnetic     resonance    imaging                                            Learning outcomes:
                                      supervised experience.
(MRI), for example.                                                            Students will demonstrate
                                                                               appropriate positioning skills.
                                         When not in class, the student        Students will choose appropriate
   In addition to the duties of
                                      spends time in the clinical              technical factors.
preparing patients and operating
                                      setting,   working    with     staff     Students will employ radiation
equipment, radiographers may                                                   protection for the patient,
                                      radiographers and radiologists in
have administrative tasks. They                                                themselves and others.
                                      the    performance    of     various
may prepare work schedules,
                                      radiologic procedures. Gradually       The students will communicate
evaluate equipment, and often
                                      increasing   responsibilities    are   effectively with the patients and
determine optimum radiographic
                                      assigned to students as they gain      healthcare workers.
quality. The radiographer must                                               Learning outcomes:
                                      competence.
be able to recognize emergency                                                 Students will instruct patient
patient care situations and begin                                              correctly/utilizing oral
                                         The day-to-day schedule of
life-saving   first   aid   when                                               communication
                                      the student varies to include
necessary.                                                                     Students will interpret and relay
                                      week-end, evening, and night
                                                                               requisition information in
                                      experience. All students are full        PACS/utilizing written
   Radiographers generally work a
                                      time.      The program involves          communication.
40-hour week that may include
                                      study and class preparation            The students will display
evening, weekend, holiday or on-
                                      beyond the 40-hour week.               professional judgment and values.
call hours. Many radiographers
also       work         part-time.                                           Learning outcomes:
                                        The program is a stepping              Students will insure patient privacy
Radiography     jobs     are     in
                                      stone      to     various  other         and modesty.
hospitals,  physicians‟    offices,
                                      specializations such as radiation        Students will participate in the
clinics and laboratories.    While                                             community.
                                      therapy, nuclear medicine and
job prospects are expected to be                                               Students will be aware of the
                                      ultrasound,    each     of which
good overall, some areas offer                                                 value of life-long learning.
                                      requires at least a year of
better opportunities than others.                                            The students will be able to
                                      additional schooling.
                                                                             demonstrate critical thinking and
   Starting       salaries     for                                           problem solving skills.
radiographers     average    about                                           Learning outcomes:
$40,000 a year.        Experienced                                             Students will modify routine
radiographers average between                                                  procedures for non-routine
$50,000 and $55,000 yearly.                                                    patients.
Technologists with specialized                                                  Students will critique images to
skills  in   ultrasound,   nuclear                                             determine if corrective action is
                                                                               required.
medicine and radiation therapy
                                                                                Under direct supervision the
earn more.
                                                                               student will apply corrective
                                                                               action(s) to those images
                                                                               necessary.

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      MISSION STATEMENT                applicant will be scheduled for an    program.     Processing begins in
                                       interview. If the student has not     late December or early January.
   Rockford     Memorial    Hospital   met the minimum point value to        The selection process is normally
School of Radiography is dedicated     receive an interview they will be     completed by the end of May,
to supplying our students and the      sent a letter of rejection and        with all grades due by May 25 th
communities of interest, with a        cancellation of their interview       for the class that begins the last
radiography program designed to        (minimum point value to receive an    Monday in June, yearly.
provide education in the imaging       interview is 30 percentile or
sciences. This will be accomplished    above on both the academic               Students will be advised of
through    required   didactic  and    aptitude         and        reading   their admission or non-admission
clinical experiences that a Level I    comprehension sections of the         status by mail the first week in
Trauma Center can provide.      We     aptitude test).                       June.
are further dedicated to graduating       During the interview process,
                                                                                Admission to the School of
radiographers with the knowledge       applicants will spend the morning
                                                                             Radiography is conditional upon
and clinical experiences to succeed    observing        the      radiology
                                                                             submitting to and satisfactorily
in their endeavors to successfully     department       and    will     be
                                                                             passing a criminal background
complete the ARRT exam and             interviewed at the end of the
                                                                             check, a pre-admission physical
secure employment.                     morning.     During the interview,
                                                                             exam and screening tests. These
                                       each applicant is asked the same
                                                                             are provided at no charge to the
                                       questions and is evaluated by the
          ADMISSION                                                          student.
                                       interviewers.     The applicant is
  A student radiographer must be a                                           *For your information. Beginning with
                                       encouraged to ask questions.
mature, dependable person, who is                                            the class that graduates in 2015, the
                                          After interviews have been
“people-oriented”   and   genuinely                                          student must have a minimum of an
                                       completed, the class is chosen
interested in helping the sick and                                           Associate degree to be eligible to
                                       from the applicants based on the
disabled.                                                                    take the Registry exam.
                                       following criteria:

                                         ■ GPA in the pre-requisite
                                                                                      HOW TO APPLY
  The school selects students whose
qualifications indicate the greatest     courses                              Applications for admission to the
potential    for   professional  and     ■ Aptitude test score               Rockford      Memorial    Hospital
personal development. Applications       ■ Interview score, and              School of Radiography may be
are evaluated on the same basis          ■ 5 points are given to re-         obtained by calling (815) 971-
regardless of age, sex, race,            applicants                          5480    or    on   the   web    at
religion, national origin, marital                                           www.rockfordhealthsystem.org or
status or handicap. 6 pre-requisite       Each criterion is assigned a       by sending a letter addressed to:
classes must be completed.             specific point value. In order to          Rockford Memorial Hospital
                                       be considered for admission the            School of Radiography
       ADMISSION POLICY                minimum total number of points             2400 North Rockton Avenue
   Any person desiring to enroll in    earned by the applicant is 101.            Rockford, Illinois 61103
the Rockford Memorial Hospital         The students with the highest
School of Radiography is required to   point totals are accepted into the          TUITION AND FEES
submit the following to the program    program.     (Up to 10 applicants      ■    $2000     per     year     for
director:                              will   be    accepted   into    the    Winnebago, Boone        and    Ogle
 ■ an application with a $15 non-      program).          The   remaining     county residents.
   refundable fee; make checks         candidates with an acceptable
                                       point total are selected as            ■ $2500 per year for all other
   payable to Rockford Memorial
                                       alternates in decreasing point         Illinois residents
   Hospital
 ■ two letters of reference;           value up to 5 alternate positions      ■ $3000 per year for all out of
 ■ copies of College transcript        (ie. 1st alternate highest number      state residents
   with pre-requisites completed       of points).       If one of the
                                       accepted students decides not to      Other Costs:
   with a „C‟ or better.
                                       enter the program after they           ■ Books approximately $900 (for
  Early application is encouraged      have been notified, but before         the 2 year program)
as the date of receipt may be a        the start of the program, the          ■ Dorm if required $150 per
determining factor among equally       alternate will be notified of the      month (based on availability)
qualified* applicants. Applicants      available       class     position.
are sent a notice of receipt of        Alternates not accepted, and           ■ Uniforms, shoes approximately
application.     In January the        previous year‟s applicants are         $200-$350 (student choice)
applicant will receive notification    notified the following year at the
of file status (ie. does file          beginning of the selection process
include all necessary items), a        and are informed of the steps to
                                                                                    FINANCIAL AID
notice to sign up to take the          reapply.                              Limited part-time employment at
aptitude test and an explanation                                             the     hospital    and       some
of the aptitude test with sample          Applications are accepted year     scholarships may be available.
questions. There is a $20 fee          round.     Courses need not be
for the aptitude test.       After     completed to apply but must be            HEALTH INSURANCE
testing     is   completed,    the     completed to be admitted to the                  Not available

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                                             ■   Radiographic Anatomy I                        Particular attention is given to the patient's
                                                                                               rights and privileges within the scope of practice
      PROGRAM LENGTH/                        ■   Radiographic Positioning I
                                                                                               in radiologic technology. Legal and ethical
                                             ■   Radiographic Imaging                          considerations pertinent to radiologic technology
   CLINICAL OBLIGATIONS
                                             ■   Radiographic Technique I                      are discussed.
 The Rockford Memorial Hospital School       ■   Introduction to Radiography
of Radiography is a 24 month program –                                                         Radiographic Imaging (6 hours) Introductory
                                             ■   Medical Ethics and Law                        course for the beginning radiography student to
Full time (only) consisting of one week
                                             ■   Patient Care                                  establish familiarity with radiographic film and
of class and one week of clinical and
                                             ■   Radiographic Processing                       film holders.
rotates every other week.            With
                                             ■   Venipuncture/Pharmacology
exception of the first month which is                                                          Radiographic Technique 1 (12 hours)             An
                                             ■   Film Critique                                 introductory     course     for   the     beginning
strictly   classroom.    There    are   4
                                             ■   Clinical Education I                          radiography     student     to   establish    basic
semesters, each 6 months in length,
                                             FIRST YEAR/SECOND SEMESTER                        comprehension      of   radiographic     technique.
from July to December and January to                                                           Attention is given to contrast, density,
June respectively. The Program is            ■ Radiographic Anatomy and                        definition, and technical factors affecting them.
typically days with the exception of one      Positioning – GI/GU
week clinical rotation on 3-11 p.m. and      ■ Radiographic Technique II                       Radiation   Protection   (18   hours)       An
                                                                                               introduction to health physics as it affects
one week clinical rotation on 11 p.m.-       ■ Radiographic Anatomy II
                                                                                               radiographers and patients. The course will
7a.m. Students have clinical experience      ■ Radiographic Positioning II                     discuss radiation protection rationale and
on Saturdays. Approximately 8-10 per         ■ Related Imaging and Ionizing                    specific methods for protecting patients and
year.      There are no off-campus              Modalities I                                   operators from unnecessary exposure to ionizing
educational locations at this time.                                                            radiation.
                                             ■ Related Imaging and Ionizing
                                                Modalities II                                  Radiographic Processing Technique (18 hours) A
         ACCREDITATION                       ■ Film Critique                                   comprehensive course including processing room
                                             ■ Clinical Education II                           design and function, film processing, silver
  The Rockford Memorial Hospital                                                               reclamation, film storage and handling and film
School of Radiography is                     SECOND YEAR/FIRST SEMESTER                        artifacts and their causes.
accredited by:                               ■   Radiographic Physics
                                             ■   Cross-Sectional Anatomy                       Radiographic Anatomy 1 (40 hours)             A
                                                                                               comprehensive discussion of the anatomy and
  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on          ■   Special Procedures
                                                                                               physiology of the thorax and abdominal cavities,
  Education in Radiologic Technology)        ■   Pathology                                     and the skeletal system including the upper and
  20 N. Wacker Drive – Suite 2850            ■   Principles in CT                              lower extremities. Emphasis will be placed on
  Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182               ■   Film Critique                                 identification of anatomy on radiographs.
  Phone: (312) 704-5300                      ■   Clinical Education III
                                                                                               Radiographic Positioning 1 (60 hours)          A
  Web Site: www.jrcert.org                   SECOND YEAR/SECOND SEMESTER                       comprehensive discussion of the positions
  E-mail: mail@jrcert.org                    ■   Radiographic Technique III                    necessary for demonstration of the structures
                                                                                               of the chest, abdominal cavity and the upper and
                                             ■   Radiation Biology
                                                                                               lower extremities. Emphasis is placed on the
                                             ■   Quality Assurance                             practical aspects of positioning. Discussion will
    The following courses MUST be            ■   Registry Review                               include adaptations of routines in abnormal
   taken at Rock Valley College or           ■   Film Critique                                 situations. Discussion of critical thinking and
   an alternate similarly accredited         ■   Clinical Education IV
                                                                                               problem solving will be included.
   college that has courses that            The curriculum listed above is in order each is    Clinical Education I (500 hours) The first
   answer     the     same     course       taught. Some courses extend into the following
                                                                                               semester will begin with clinical rotations in the
                                            semester and some are taught simultaneously.
   description as those listed, if you                                                         following    areas:       Fluoroscopy,     general
   have a question about the college                                                           diagnostic/ER, Surgery and portables, CT,
                                                                                               Rockford Clinic, Vascular Interventional and
   please contact us:       You MAY
                                                                                               ancillary areas. During the Clinical Education 1
   apply before the courses are                                                                the student will be familiarizing themselves with
   completed, provided they are                                                                the computer system, PACS system, the
   completed with a „C‟ or better                                                              department/room equipment. They will also be
                                                                                               demonstrating knowledge of the department
   and grades are received by us
                                                                                               work flow and the positions and projections
   BEFORE May 25th prior to the              COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
                                                                                               taught in the first semester.
   program start date.           CLEP       Orientation to Program and Departmental
                                            Policies (5 hours)   Review and explanation of     Venipuncture and Pharmacology (12 hours)
   courses are accepted and will be         all program and departmental policies.             This unit will provide the student with theory and
   given your GPA point total.              Attention is also given to clinical rotations,     practice of the basic techniques of venipuncture,
                                            tuition and dormitory orientation, introduction    the administration of contrast media and or IV
                                            to departmental personnel and organizational
   ■ Biology 185 – Human Anatomy                                                               medication. This unit will provide the student
                                            structure.                                         with a basic understanding of drugs, drug
   and Physiology
                                                                                               classifications, and other areas describing drugs.
   ■ Health Sciences 110 – Medical          Patient Care (64 hours) Introduces students
   Terminology                              to the role of medical/technical specialists in    Radiography of the Gastro-intestinal, Biliary
                                            the health care field. Topics include healthcare
   ■ English 101 – Composition                                                                 and Urinary Systems (84 hours) A study of
                                            delivery systems, medical-legal ethics and basic   the radiographic examinations performed for
   ■ Psychology 170 – General               patient care ethics.                               demonstration of the gastrointestinal, biliary and
   Psychology                                                                                  urinary systems. The course includes a
   ■ Computers 102 – Introduction           Introduction to Radiography (8 hours)              comprehensive discussion of the anatomy and
                                            Introduces students to the field of Radiology      physiology of the systems and a detailed outline
   to Computers and Information             through a brief history of radiography, record     of the fluoroscopic and radiographic procedures.
   Systems                                  keeping and film storage systems. Explanation
   ■ Math level 100 or higher               of accreditation, certification, and licensure     Radiographic Anatomy 2 (60 hours)              A
                                            are given. Students are provided with              comprehensive discussion of the anatomy of the
                                            information        regarding       professional    bones of the thorax, spine and skull. Emphasis
                                            organizations, career opportunities, continuing    will be placed on identification of anatomy on
                                            education, organization and management.            radiographs. Information learned in this unit will
                                                                                               enable the students to understand the
   FIRST YEAR/FIRST SEMESTER                Medical Ethics and Law (6 hours) This course       anatomical relationship necessary for accurate
   ■ Orientation to Program                 is designed to introduce the student to ethical    radiographic positioning.
   ■ Radiation Protection                   and legal issues in radiologic technology.


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Radiographic Positioning 2 (60 hours) A            system, PACS system, the department/room           2. Upon successful completion of the full 24
comprehensive discussion of the positioning        equipment. They will also be demonstrating         month program, the student will receive a
 necessary for demonstration of the                knowledge of the department work flow and the      diploma and a pin from the Rockford
structures of the bony thorax, spine and           positions and projections taught in the third      Memorial School of Radiography.
skull. Emphasis is placed on the practical         semester as well as maintaining knowledge from
aspects of positioning. Discussion will include    the previous 2 semesters.                          3. Upon successful completion of the
adaptations of routines in abnormal situations.                                                       program, the student will be eligible to take
Discussion of critical thinking and problem        Cross-sectional Radiography (20 hours) A           the national examination in Radiologic
solving will be included.                          self-study exercise in cross-sectional anatomy,    Technology given by the American Registry
                                                   with emphasis on its relationship with, cross      of Radiologic Technologists.
Radiographic Technique 2 (24 hours)           A    sectional modalities (ie) Ultrasound, CT, MR.
discussion of the basic factors utilized in the                                                       4.    Eligibility of students to take the
formulation of x-ray techniques. Its purpose is    Radiation Biology (30 hours)           A brief     examination in Radiologic Technology is
to enable the student to use the technique         discussion of Radiation Biology. Discussion        subject to review by the Director of
charts effectively and manipulate the exposure     includes the effects of ionizing radiation on      Radiologic Education and faculty members.
factors as the nature of the examination and       cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human
the patient varies. The student will gain a        body. The student will gain an understanding of    5. Students will not graduate until all
comprehensive      understanding      of    the    the rationale behind radiation protection          outstanding bills are paid to the institution,
appropriate use of radiographic film and           methods and government regulations.                (ie tuition, book fees etc.)
intensifying screens.
                                                   Pathology (30 hours) A basic study of disease      6. The graduate will provide basic patient
Clinical Education II (560 hours) The second       on all its aspects: nature, causes, development    care and comfort and anticipate patient
semester will begin with clinical room rotations   and consequences. The disease process will be      needs. The graduate will provide appropriate
in the following areas: Fluoroscopy, General       dealt with according to each of the body           patient education. This will be accomplished
Diagnostic/ER,      Surgery and Portables, CT,     systems. Emphasis will be placed on                through the successful completion of Patient
Rockford Clinic,        Vascular Interventional,   radiographic identification of pathology and its   Care, didactically, and successful completion
Rockford Medical Building and Specialized          effects on radiographic quality.                   of Clinical Competency Testing System which
Diagnostic Areas (1 day rotations to select                                                           will demonstrate this in the clinical setting.
optional rotations)                                Management/Interview Skills Seminar (2
                                                   hours) A brief discussion of the manager’s         7. The graduate will practice radiation
Related Imaging and Ionizing Modalities 1 (6       role, in the function of a radiology department.   protection for both operator and patient.
hours)     A brief discussion of the basic         This seminar will review basic characteristics     This will be accomplished through the
principles of CT, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation      of a good manager.                                 successful completion of Radiation Protection
Therapy, and Ultrasound. This Course will                                                             and Radiation Biology, didactically, clinically
include comparison of these modalities to          Quality Assurance (20 hours) This unit will        through successful completion of the Clinical
routine diagnostic radiography.                    provide the student with an introduction to the    Competency Testing System.
                                                   evaluation of radiographic systems to assure
Related Imaging and Ionizing Modalities 2          consistency in the production of quality images.   8. The graduate will understand basic x-ray
(10 hours) Performance of at least two case        The components involved in the radiography         production and interactions. This will be
studies on patients observed in the special        system will be identified. Testing devices and     accomplished through successful completion
imaging areas of choice.                           procedures to evaluate these components will       of Radiation Physics, didactically and
                                                   be discussed. State and Federal impacts will be    clinically by successful completion of the
Radiographic Physics (130 hours)              A    described.                                         Clinical Competency Testing System.
discussion of the fundamentals theories of
physics, relating primarily to the production      Principles in Computerized Tomography (10          9. The graduate will operate medical imaging
and properties of ionizing radiation. The          hours)This course is designed to provide entry     equipment and accessory devices. This will be
student will gain a basic understanding of the     level radiography students with principles         accomplished through successful completion
units of measurement, the concept of energy,       related to computed tomography imaging.            of the following; Imaging and Technique I,
structure of matter generators and motors,                                                            II, and III classes didactically. Clinically
production and properties of ionizing radiation,   Clinical Education IV(560 hours) The fourth        this will be accomplished through successful
and x-ray tube and circuitry.                      semester will continue with clinical room          completion of the Clinical Competency Testing
                                                   rotations in the following areas: Fluoroscopy,     System.
Radiographic Technique 3 (30 hours)           A    General Diagnostic Radiography, Surgery/
comprehensive study in radiographic technique.     Portables, Emergency Radiography (3-11 & 11-7      10. The graduate will position the patient
This unit is intended to give the student          those not completing in 3rd semester),             and medical imaging system to perform
detailed knowledge of the relationships            Specialized Diagnostic Areas, MRI (optional 1      examinations    and    procedures.  This    is
between various factors of radiographic quality.   week rotation), Nuclear Medicine (optional 1       accomplished through successful completion
Attention will be given to manipulation of         week rotation), Radiation Therapy (optional 1      didactically of Positioning I and II and
exposure and technical factors and prediction      week rotation), Mammography (optional 1 week       Technique I, II and III. Clinically this will
of the outcome.                                    rotation),Quality Control (mandatory 1 week        be     accomplished      through   successful
                                                   rotation),Vascular Interventional (mandatory 1     completion of the Clinical Competency Testing
Special Procedures (60 hours) A study of           week rotation), Ultrasound (optional 1 week        System.
tomography and special examinations using          rotation), Cath Lab (optional 1 week rotation),
contrast media and sterile techniques. Each        Rockford Clinic, and CT. During the Clinical       11. The graduate will exercise independent
procedure is discussed in terms of anatomy,        Education 4 the student will be further            judgment and discretion in the technical
method of examination, contrast media and          familiarizing themselves with the computer         performance of medical imaging procedures.
positioning.                                       system, PACS system, the department/room           This will be measured by successful
                                                   equipment. They will also be demonstrating         completion of Medical Ethics and Law
Film Critique (54 hours)          Discussion of    knowledge of the department work flow and the      didactically and clinically by the successful
diagnostic films, including technique, contrast,   positions and projections taught in the third      completion of the Clinical Competency Testing
density, positioning and pathology. May be done    semester as well as maintaining knowledge from     System.
as a group or individually.                        the previous 3 semesters.
                                                                                                      12. The graduate will demonstrate knowledge
Clinical Education III (560 hours) The third       Registry    Review    Sessions    (50    hours)    of human structures, function and pathology.
semester will begin with clinical room rotations   Concentrated     review   of   all    pertinent    This will be accomplished through successful
in the following areas: Fluoroscopy, General       information for successful writing of the          completion of Biology 185 and Anatomy I and
Diagnostic Radiography, Surgery/Portables,         national   registry   examination    Radiologic    II didactically and by successful completion
Emergency     Radiography     (3-11   &   11-7),   Technologists.                                     of the Clinical Competency Testing System.
Specialized Diagnostic Areas, MRI (optional 1
week rotation), Nuclear Medicine (optional 1                                                          13. The graduate will demonstrate knowledge
week rotation), Radiation Therapy (optional 1
                                                   GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                            and skills relating to quality assurance
week rotation), Mammography (optional 1 week                                                          activities. This will be accomplished through
rotation), Quality Control (mandatory 1 week                                                          successful completion didactically of Quality
rotation), Vascular Interventional (mandatory 1    1. Students must pass all offered courses          Assurance and clinically by successful
week rotation), Ultrasound (optional 1 week        with a grade of 80% or better over the 24          completion of the Clinical Competency Testing
rotation), Cath Lab (optional 1 week rotation),    months. Grades will be based on both clinical      System.
Rockford Clinic, and CT. During the Clinical       and academic performance.
Education 3 the student will be further                                                               14. The graduate will evaluate the
familiarizing themselves with the computer                                                            performance of medical imaging systems.


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This will be accomplished by successful                                                       Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
                                                                                                                             b. The affective domain and
                                                                     Imaging and Ionizing 2                        *
completion of Quality Assurance didactically                         Film Critique             *    *  *   *   *   *
and clinically, by successful completion of QA                       Clinical Education 2      *   *   *   *   *  *          the semester clinical evaluation
                                                                     Vacation                          *          *
experiments.
                                                                     Second Year First Semester
                                                                                                                             average added together for
                                                                                              Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec        one percentage.
15. The graduate will evaluate medical                               Imaging and Ionizing 2 *      *   *
                                                                     Radiographic Positioning 2 *   *
images for technical quality. This will be                           Radiographic Physics        * *   *    *   *  *
accomplished     by    successful   completion                       Cross-Sectional Anatomy *      *   *    *  *            c. The final percentage is the
                                                                     Special Procedures                 *    *  *
clinically of the Quality Control rotation and                       Pathology                                 *   *         clinical evaluation average
didactically by the completion of the Film                           Film Critique              *   *   *  *   *   *

Critique class.
                                                                     Clinical Education 3       *  *   *   *   *  *          (performed by the clinical
                                                                     Vacation                      *      *
                                                                     Second Year Second Semester                             instructor).
16. The graduate will demonstrate knowledge                                                   Jan   Feb Mar Apr May Jun
                                                                     Radiographic Physics      *      *    * *
and skills relating to medical imaging
processing. This is accomplished through the
                                                                     Technique 3
                                                                     Radiation Biology
                                                                                                      *    *
                                                                                                              * *    *
                                                                                                                          These 3 percentages are added
successful     completion   of    Radiographic
                                                                     Quality Assurance
                                                                     Registry Review
                                                                                                                 *
                                                                                                                 *   *
                                                                                                                          together and averaged to achieve
Processing Technique in the didactic setting                         Film Critique            *     *    *
                                                                                                                          the semester clinical grade.
                                                                     Clinical Education 4     *     *    *    * *     *
and clinically by the successful completion of                       Vacation                 *               *
the rotation through Quality Control.
                                                                                                                          TRANSFER STUDENT POLICY
17. The graduate will understand the safe
limits of equipment operation. This will be
                                                                        GRADING SYSTEM/                                   It is the policy of Rockford
accomplished through successful completion                             ACADEMIC POLICIES                                  Memorial    Hospital   School   of
of Radiation Physics, Radiation Biology and
                                                                                                                          Radiography that transfer students
Radiation Protection in the didactic setting.                      Didactic grading is based on the
Clinically through successful completion of                                                                               are not accepted.
                                                                   following scale:
the Clinical Competency Testing System.

18. The student will recognize equipment                             100%-94% - A                                                  REFUND POLICY
malfunctions and report them to the proper                                                                                 If a student officially withdraws
                                                                     93%-87% - B
authorities.     Didactically    this   will    be
accomplished through successful completion                           86%-80% - C                                          or is dismissed from the school,
of Radiation Physics and Medical Ethics and                                                                               the student is entitled to a refund
Law. Clinically by successful completion of                          Students academic and clinical                       according to the schedule below:
all clinical rotations in diagnostic radiology.                    performance will be evaluated at
                                                                   the end of each semester as a                          ■ During the first five days of the
19.       The graduate will demonstrate
knowledge and skills relating to verbal,                           scheduled appointment. Evaluation                      semester – 75 percent
nonverbal, and written medical communication                       in both the classroom and clinical
in patient care intervention and professional
                                                                   setting is ongoing for the entire                      ■ Days six to ten of the semester
relationships. This is accomplished through
                                                                   length of the program.         To                      – 50 percent
the successful completion of Medical Ethics
and Law and Health Sciences 102- Medical                           remain in good standing; all                           ■ Days 11 to 15 of the semester –
Terminology. Clinically demonstrated through
                                                                   academic and clinical grades must                      25 percent
successful    completion   of   the   Clinical
Competency Testing System.                                         be 80% better on a 100% scale.
                                                                                                                          ■ After day 16 of the semester –
20.       The graduate will support the
                                                                     If a student fails to achieve an                     No refund
professions code of ethics and comply with
the profession's scope of practice. This will                      80% in either academic or clinical
be     demonstrated     through    successful                      performances, the following will                            STUDENT SERVICES
completion of Medical Ethics and Law
                                                                   be instituted:                                            All students are under the same
didactically and clinically by completion of
the Clinical Competency Testing System.                                                                                    umbrella as Rockford Health
                                                                     a. Probation for three months                         System employees, which entitles
21. The graduate will competently perform
                                                                     during which time each of the                         them to the following; food
a full range of radiologic procedures on
children and adults in the following                                 student's courses must be                             discounts, employee assistance
categories: Head/Neck, Abdominal/Gastro-                             raised to an 80% in both                              program,      employee     health,
intestinal/Genitourinary,    Musculoskeletal,
                                                                     clinical and academic areas.                          discounts and special offers by
Chest and Breast,          Trauma, Bedside,
Surgical. This will be demonstrated through                                                                                the Human Resource Department
successful completion of Positioning I and II                        b. During    the   probationary                       and on-campus housing.
in the didactic setting and in the clinical
                                                                     period, the student will be
setting by successful completion of the
Clinical Competency Testing System.                                  given additional instruction in                                 GUIDANCE
                                                                     problem areas.                                          Counseling services are available
Course Sequence
The following will list the sequence as well as                                                                            for students needing them. The
the length of each course of study.                                  c. If the student fails to                            staff of the Employee Assistance
First year First Semester                                            raise all course grades to the                        Program will refer or suggest to
Orientation to the Program
                                 Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                                  *                                  required 80% by the end of                            the student a suitable counselor
Radiation Protection
Radiographic Anatomy 1
                                  *
                                  *
                                        *
                                        *   *      * *   *    *      the probation     period,  the                        in the immediate vicinity of the
Radiographic Positioning 1
Radiographic Imaging
                                       *
                                        *
                                           *       * *  *    *
                                                                     student will be requested to                          hospital.         Students      are
Radiographic Technique 1
Introduction to Radiography
                                        *
                                        *    *                       withdraw from the program.                            responsible   for    all  expenses
Medical Ethics and Law                      *
Patient Care                           *   *      *  * *     *                                                             incurred as a result of the
Radiographic Processing
Venipuncture and Pharmacology
                                                     * *
                                                       *          Clinical grades are based on the                         referral.         The    Employee
Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning –GIGU
Film Critique                                    *   * *
                                                        *
                                                             *
                                                              *
                                                                  following:                                               Assistance Program is available to
Cllinical Education 1
Vacation
                                       *   *
                                               *
                                                 *   * *
                                                           *
                                                             *
                                                                      a. The clinical competency                           students with the same guidelines
First Year Second Semester                                            testing average and the                              as employees.
                              Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Radiographic A&P – GI-GU        * *                                   practical examination average
Radiographic Anatomy 1          * *    *
Radiographic Positioning 1     *   *  *                               added together for one
Technique 2                            *   *
Radiographic Anatomy 2                 *    *   *  *                  percentage.
Radiographic Positioning 2            *    *   *   *
Imaging and Ionizing 1                     *



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                                                                                PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS
   STUDENT PREGNANCY                                                                    DATA
         POLICY
                                                                                Program effectiveness data is
1. If the student chooses she
                                                                              available upon request by
may     voluntarily   inform  the
                                                                              contacting the program director at
Program      Director     of  her
                                                                              (815)971-5480 or
pregnancy, it must be in writing,
indicating the expected date of                                               pgriesman@rhsnet.org
confinement. (delivery) Without                                               When available the JRCERT
written disclosure a student                                                  website: www.jrcert.org
cannot be considered pregnant.
                                                                                           FACULTY
2. If the student chooses, after
                                             VACATIONS AND
voluntarily informing the Program                                              Program Director:
Director    in   writing  of   her
                                                HOLIDAYS
                                                                                    Patricia Griesman, M.S., R.T.
pregnancy, she may in writing
voluntarily      withdraw     that      The student     is given six
                                                                               Clinical Instructor:
declaration. With this written        holidays each year and they are
                                                                                     Bethany Preiss,R.T.
withdrawal of declaration the         as follows:     New Years Day,
student will NOT be considered        Memorial Day, Fourth of July,
                                                                               Medical Director:
pregnant.                             Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and
                                                                                   R. Anthony Murray, M.D.
                                      Christmas.      The student is
                                      granted one (8 hour) personal day
3. Once      the    student has       each year. Each student is also
disclosed her pregnancy she has       scheduled    for   eight   weeks
the following options:                vacation during the 24 month
                                      program.
   1. continue the educational
   program without modification
   or interruption

   2. modification of clinical           RECORDS AND RELEASE
   assignments (areas to be
                                           OF INFORMATION
   made up after delivery)

   3. leave    of   absence   from    1. The release of information to and
   clinical                           about students is in conformance with
                                      the Family Educational Rights and
   4. leave of absence from the
                                      Privacy Act, as amended in 1974.
   program

                                      2. Records of each student‟s grades
4. Any injury or illness associated
                                      are maintained in their file. At each
with the pregnancy at any time in
                                      semester evaluation the student is
the     pregnancy       will     be
                                      shown his/her records to date and
accepted at the students own
                                      given a personal copy. At the
risk.
                                      completion of the program each
                                      student will be issued one transcript
5    The student may not return
                                      of his/her academic and clinical          If you have any further
to school post delivery without
                                      performance.
prior written approval of her                                                   questions or you desire an
physician.                                                                      application, please contact
                                      3. Any information concerning the
                                      student's    academic  or    clinical     the Program Director at
6.    Any Clinical and Classroom
                                      performance       is   confidential.      (815)971-5480            or
assignments missed prior to and
                                      Authorization for release of any          pgriesman@rhsnet.org
post delivery will be made up at
                                      information must be made in writing
the discretion of the Program
                                      by the student or graduate to the
Director.
                                      Program Director.
7. The student must read a copy
of the Nuclear Regulatory Guide
8.13, and order a fetal dose
monitor film badge (order forms
available   from   the   Control
Personnel in the department or
the Radiation Safety Officer or
Program Director)




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