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Applied Radiographic Procedures 1 MRAD 1216

Medical Radiography Course

Course details

This course is the first of two applied laboratory courses focusing on patient care, documentation, image production and quality. It provides the opportunity to practice skills required to perform basic imaging procedures of the axial (vertebrae) and appendicular skeletons (excluding skull), chest, and abdomen. Emphasis is placed on routine positioning as well problem solving for atypical patients and equipment challenges. This course applies content from Radiographic Procedures 1, IPE Patient Care and Advanced Patient Interventions in Imaging to prepare for clinical practice.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Adhere to legal and regulatory requirements during exams.
  • Apply ethical principles while performing exams.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all health care personnel, including the patient.
  • Interpret physician requests for patient examinations.
  • Effectively communicate with the patient and healthcare / instructional team.
  • Plan the examination based on patient needs and equipment limitations.
  • Apply appropriate interview questions to ascertain patient's history and identity.
  • Provide patient pre- and post procedural care instructions.
  • Assess the patient's physical, mental, or psychological limitations and provide alternate methods to achieve required images.
  • Describe course of action for confirmed pregnant patients
  • Provide patient care prior, during, and post examination.
  • Apply immobilization techniques for pediatric imaging.
  • Align imaging systems to demonstrate required anatomical structures.
  • Given a scenario, in an organized manner, accurately position the patient to demonstrate the required body anatomy of the:
    • appendicular skeleton
    • vertebrae
    • chest
    • abdomen
  • Relate relational anatomy to external surface landmarks and bodily habitus, and position the patient to demonstrate required structures.
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of radiographic, accessory equipment and PACS.
  • Accurately select, activate and monitor radiographic exposures on various equipment to account for patient variations such as habitus and pathologies.
  • In a given situation, provide a radiation safe environment for all members of the department and patients, according to the ALARA principles.
  • Evaluate radiographic images for image quality and diagnostic acceptability.
  • Apply corrective or adaptive measures in protocol as required to resultant image
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies involving equipment.
  • Maintain accurate and complete written and electronic documentation on requisition.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Applied Radiographic Procedures 1 (MRAD 1216) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Medical Radiography
    Diploma Full-time


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