Diagnostic Medical Imaging Courses

DMI 49, Introduction to Radiologic Technology
Lec-52.5 field trips

History of radiologic technology, imaging equipment, procedures, patient care, radiation safety, ethics, and professional organizations.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Open to all students who may be interested in a career in Radiologic Technology and required of students accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program.

DMI 50A, Introduction to Medical Radiography
Lec-35 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: DMI 49

Introduction to radiation physics, x-ray equipment, and imaging factors governing image receptor exposure, processing and quality.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 50B, Radiologic Physics and Equipment
Lec-35 Lab-35 field trips

PREREQ.: DMI 50A

This course studies the physics of the field of radiologic technology and fluoroscopy and the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter. Included is an examination and application of radiology equipment and radiation protection as well as the study of x-ray circuitry as it pertains to the equipment used in the field.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 51A, Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning
Lec-105 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: DMI 49 and DMI 50A and DMI 52; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: EMT 14 and HIT 50A

Anatomy and positioning of the axial and appendicular skeleton (except skull) and internal organs. Preliminary steps in radiographic positioning and equipment, radiation protection, patient relations, first aid and standard precautions as it pertains to radiographic examinations.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Intended to be taken concurrently with DMI 50B and 51B.

DMI 51B, Radiographic Exposure Factors
Lec-35 Lab-17.5

PREREQ.: DMI 50A COREQ.: DMI 51A and DMI 50B

Theoretical and practical application of exposure factors. Technical requirements in order to both produce and critique radiographic images for optimum diagnostic quality.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 52, Patient Care in Radiologic Technology
Lec-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: ENGL 1A; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: EMT 14 and PSYC 1 COREQ.: DMI 50A

Introduction to patient care to include patient and staff communication skills, body mechanics for safe patient transfer and radiation safety as it applies to the basics of time, distance, and shielding. Emphasis on ethical decision making, confidentiality, age and cultural specific differences, as applied to the responsibilities of the Radiologic Technologist.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Only open to students accepted into the DMI program.

DMI 54, Vascular and Interventional Procedures
Lec-35 field trips

COREQ.: DMI 65 and 66

Emphasis on vascular imaging trends, related equipment considerations, anatomy, patient care, and interventional radiography.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Open only to students that have been accepted into the DMI program.

DMI 55, Skull Radiography
Lec-35

PREREQ.: DMI 51A COREQ.: DMI 63 and (DMI 62 or DMI 64)

Anatomy of the skull and facial bones, topical landmarks, radiographic positioning and technical factors, radiographic equipment and usage.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 56, Radiographic Pathology
Lec-52.5

COREQ.: DMI 64 or DMI 66

Discussion and illustration of normal variations and abnormal changes due to disease as manifested through diagnostic imaging procedures. Description of modifications of standard and special techniques necessary to obtain adequate diagnostic imaging studies.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Open to advanced radiologic technology students only who have been accepted into the DMI program.

DMI 57, Multiplanar Imaging in Radiologic Sciences
Lec-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: ANAT 25 or BIO 108 COREQ.: DMI 63

Anatomy from multiplanar perspectives as visualized on Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and other imaging modalities.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 62, Clinical Education in DMI I
Lab-280

PREREQ.: CMST 1A or ESL 79

First semester of clinical education experience in a hospital radiology department. Placement is determined by the Program Officials. Regular meetings with CCSF faculty at the hospital to ensure appropriate progress in the clinical environment. DMI faculty will oversee all student activities at the clinical site.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 63, Intermediate Diagnostic Procedures
Lec-35 Lab-17.5

PREREQ.: DMI 51A

Basic theories underlying intermediate diagnostic imaging procedures. Relationships of clinical indications, patient demographics, special precautions, accessory equipment, and patient positioning.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 64, Clinical Education in DMI II
Lab-280

PREREQ.: DMI 62; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: DMI 55; DMI 63

Second semester of clinical education in a hospital radiology department. Placement is determined by the Program Officials. On-site meetings with CCSF faculty.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 65, Advanced Imaging Procedures
Lec-35 field trips

COREQ.: DMI 66

Fundamentals of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Emphasis on physics, patient care and professionalism.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 66, Clinical Education in DMI III
Lab-280

PREREQ.: DMI 64 COREQ.: DMI 54 and DMI 65

Third semester of clinical education in a newly assigned hospital radiology department. Placement is determined by the Program Officials. On-site meetings with CCSF faculty.

CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 68, Clinical Education in DMI IV
Lab-700

PREREQ.: DMI 66 COREQ.: DMI 100

Internship semester of clinical education in a hospital radiology department. Placement is determined by the Program Officials.
Performance of clinical internship competencies including those not completed in DMI 69. On-site meetings with CCSF faculty.

CSU
Units: 13
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 69, Clinical Education Internship Summer Bridge
Lab-340

PREREQ.: DMI 66

Summer bridge internship semester of clinical education in a hospital radiology department. Placement is determined by the Program Officials. Performance of clinical internship competencies including those not completed in DMI 68. On-site meetings with CCSF faculty.

CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 70, Radiation Protection
Lec-35 Lab-17.5

COREQ.: DMI 66

Methods of reducing radiation exposure to patients, and safe practices for protection of personnel. State and national regulations pertaining to the use of diagnostic radiography, and fluoroscopy.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
DMI 100, Registry Examination and Career Preparation
Lec-17.5 field trips

COREQ.: DMI 68

Consolidation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging topics designed to prepare students for the certification examination in Radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable