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MITS 305R SPECIAL PROJECTS I 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific essay on selected special topics in Radiologic Technology.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 306R SPECIAL PROJECTS II 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific exhibit and present its findings on selected special topics in Radiologic Technology.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 308R INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL IMAGAING AND THERAPEUTIC SCIENCES 2 Credit Hours

This course will provide an introduction and overview of Cardiovascular Interventional Technology (CVIT) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Nuclear Medicine (NM), Radiation Therapy (RTT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), CT practicum.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 312R RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY I 3 Credit Hours

This course includes four units of instruction: I. Analog Imaging; II. Radiographic Positioning; III. Radiographic Laboratory; IV. Orientation to Clinical Setting. The positioning unit will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the following radiographic procedures: introduction, chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, spine and pelvis. The exposure and processing unit will provide the student with the knowledge of factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image on film. Requirements for the processing of radiographic film will be addressed.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 313R RADIOGRAPHIC TECH II 4 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in the more advanced levels of Diagnostic Radiography. This course includes three units of instruction: I. didactic instruction of radiographic positioning, II. case study image critique presentations by students, and III. practice laboratory and demonstration. The didactic and laboratory positioning units will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform the following radiographic procedures: sternum, ribs, skull, pediatric studies, geriatric studies, gastrointestinal system, genitourinary system and biliary system.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program, MITS 312R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 315R APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY I 2-4 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the Radiography student in patient care and routine radiographic imaging procedures. The clinical education experience is competency-based with professional components included as well. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform radiographic procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 316R APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY II 3-4 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the Radiography student in patient care and routine radiographic imaging procedures. The clinical education experience is competency-based with professional components included as well. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform radiographic procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 323R APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY III 3-6 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the Radiography student in patient care and routine radiographic imaging procedures. The clinical education experience is competency-based with professional components included as well. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform radiographic procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a rural rotation at a JRCERT clinically recognized site. During the summer semester, each student will have the opportunity to request an off site rotation at a JRCERT clinically recognized site. The purpose of this rotation is to expose students to diverse environments, variety of equipment, variety of exams, and hospital protocols and procedures.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 340R APPLIED MAMMOGRAPHY PRACT 1 Credit Hour

APPLIED MAMMOGRAPHY PRACT

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 350R RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 352R HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY I 2 Credit Hours

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY I

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 353R HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY II 2 Credit Hours

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY II

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 355R RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY II 2 Credit Hours

An essential part of the training of a radiologic technologist is an understanding of the basic principles of pathology and cognizance of the radiographic appearances of specific diseases. Not only does this knowledge make the radiologic technologist more competent, but it also aids the technologist in selecting the appropriate imaging modality, evaluate the quality of the images, and become a contributing member of the radiologic diagnostic team. This type of competency is especially needed for those radiologic technologists that will be working in rural areas that do not have a radiologist readily available. With this knowledge, the radiologic technologist should be able to identify some of the medical emergencies that need immediate attention based on the radiographic findings. Common pathologic conditions will be presented along with the radiographic findings. This course will be based on a systematic approach to the disease involving a specific organ system.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program, MITS 350R or instructor permission.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 390R DIGITAL IMAGING PRINCIPLES 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to facilitate a basic understanding of digital radiographic imaging. Concepts covered include: 1) principles of exposure and image production 2) digital image acquisition and display 3) picture archiving and communication systems and 4) quality control.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 401S ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with fundamental information necessary to understand the principles of ultrasound physics as it applies to diagnostic imaging. Topics to be covered include sound parameters, interaction of sound with media, resolution, transducers, instrumentation, real-time imaging, and image storage and display. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 601S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 402R INTRODUCTION TO RADIATION PHYSICS 3 Credit Hours

This course will provide the student with knowledge of basic, radiation and nuclear physics. The course will cover basic radiation physics, radiation production, radiation equipment radiation protection to provide the student with a solid foundation of radiation physics.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 402S SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II 5 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the DMS student with a working knowledge of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will participate in clinical ultrasound exams with emphasis on operating equipment, producing quality images, applying scanning techniques and protocols, identifying normal anatomy, and recognizing pathology. Clinical Competency Evaluations will be used to assess application of technical skills and knowledge. Overall Clinical Evaluations will monitor affective, psychomotor, and cognitive skills.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, MITS 412S/612S or instructor permission.

Cross List: 602S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 403S DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW II 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of normal and pathologic conditions and how they are viewed by Ultrasound. Course materials will consist of teaching file cases from the Ultrasound Section in the Department of Radiology. The class will consist of two (2) weekly lecture sessions. Each Monday, a student will present a case of the week from the cases they have seen during the previous weeks Clinical Rotation. This brief presentation (10-15 minutes) will include pertinent facts on patient history, lab values, previous imaging studies, and sonographic findings. The remainder of the class will be presented by the faculty and will consist of the students reviewing ultrasound cases with faculty guidance to make the correct differential diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, MITS 414S or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 603S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 404R APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY IV 2-4 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the Radiography student in patient care and routine radiographic imaging procedures. The clinical education experience is competency-based with professional components included as well. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform radiographic procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education. Students will be rotating through various modality sites (ie, CVIT, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography). Mammography will be an optional rotation for all students. For those modality areas that distance sites do not have, the modality rotation will be offered on the Omaha campus at The Nebraska Medical Center.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 405S OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE II 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity and responsibility to investigate common pathological changes as seen by sonography in the OB/GYN patient. The course will consist of weekly presentations by the students on an assigned topic. Two students will give presentations each week. The topics to be covered each week are listed in the course outline. The presentations should be brief (10 minutes) and should include the following: facts about the topic, reasons why it is important in obstetrical sonography, and examples showing the sonographic appearance. The remainder of each class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of current OB/GYN case material.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, MITS 431S, or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 605S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 405T ORIENTATION TO RADIATION THERAPY 1 Credit Hour

The content of this course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the foundations in radiation therapy and the practitioners role in the health care delivery system. Principles, practices and policies of the educational program, health care organizations, and principles of radiation and health safety as well as professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist will be discussed and examined.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 605T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 407R RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SEMINARS 2 Credit Hours

This course is a comprehensive review of didactic learning material presented in the professional radiography program curriculum completed thus far in the students educational process. It will assist the radiography student in a way to demonstrate an overall understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful, competent radiographer. Review will encompass radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures to include anatomy, positioning, procedures and pathology, and patient care and education. The course is designed to assist the student in preparing for a national certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Organization (ARRT).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 407S ADVANCED OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of obstetrics as it relates to sonography. The student is instructed on fetal embryology, normal anatomy, gestational age assessment, anomalies of each organ system, uteroplacental anatomy and physiology, and maternal and fetal complications associated with pregnancy.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 607S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 408R APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY V 4-6 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the Radiography student in patient care and routine radiographic imaging procedures. The clinical education experience is competency-based with professional components included as well. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform radiographic procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 408S GYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of patient care preparation, normal female pelvic anatomy, reproductive physiology, gynecological pathology and scanning techniques. Clinical application of gynecological sonography will be emphasized in this course.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 608S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 408T RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS 2 Credit Hours

This course is the study of the fundamental physics principles and applications utilized in clinical radiation oncology. Wherever possible, clinical correlations will be made. Fundamental nuclear physics, charged particle interaction, measurement of absorbed dose, dosimetric calculations, external beam therapy, brachytherapy and radiation safety will be discussed in detail. New and future therapeutic techniques will also be introduced. Because of the higher level nature of the course and the involvement of medical residents and medical physics residents, the curriculum is the same for both 408T and 608T.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 608T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 409S GENITOURINARY ULTRASOUND 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the genitourinary system. Clinical application of genitourinary sonography will be emphasized in this course.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 609S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 410R SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I 4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include neck/spine, bones (osseous system), joints, cranial nerves and head (nervous systems).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 610R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 411R SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II 4 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of RSTE 410R/610R and is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include chest (respiratory system lymphoid system), abdomen (gastrointestinal system) and pelvis (genitourinary reproductive systems).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS program, MITS 410R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 611R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 412S SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I 4 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the DMS student with the fundamental knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to participate in the clinical setting. The student will participate in a clinical setting to develop skills in equipment operation, scanning technique, scanning protocol, normal anatomy identification, and pathology recognition. Scanning assignments will be used to assess application of technical skills and knowledge. Overall Clinical Evaluations (OCE) will monitor affective, psychomotor and cognitive skills.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 612S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 413R RADIOLOGIC CONTRAST AGENTS 1 Credit Hour

This course presents the physical principles of contrast media related to imaging, the physical and chemical properties of contrast media solutions, classification/chemistry/pharmacology of contrast agents, pharmacodynamics, the pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics of contrast media, routes of drug administration, infection prevention and control, anxiety/phobia/conscious sedation, pharmacology of emergency medications, contrast-related nephrotoxicity, mechanisms of contrast media reactions, radiographic contrast media terminology, and the economic and legal issues involving contrast media and radiographic procedures.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 414R RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICS 1 Credit Hour

This course will focus on the legal, biological, and administrative aspects of radiation protection in radiology. Emphasis will be placed on practical means of minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, radiology staff, and the general public.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography Program.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 414S INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the allied health professions student an introduction to the field of sonography. The course will begin by covering the physics and instrumentation of ultrasound. Students will also learn sonographic anatomy, exam preparations, scanning techniques, and pathology in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonography, and high-resolution sonography. Enrollment in a CAHP program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 614S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 414T ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform radiation therapy treatment and imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include chest (respiratory system) and abdomen (gastrointestinal system).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in undergraduate Radiation Therapy program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 614T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 415S ORIENTATION TO DMS 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the sonography student the fundamental background and knowledge needed to begin clinical ultrasound scanning. The student will learn basic anatomy pathology, exam preparations, and scanning techniques in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonography, and high-resolution sonography. The course will also include ultrasound physics and instrumentation, terminology, patient history taking, departmental procedures, computer-based patient information systems. Students will attend seminars throughout the semester that cover cultural competency, patient safety, HIPPA, workplace ethics.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: 615S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 415T ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II 2 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of RSTE 414/614T and is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform radiation therapy treatment and imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include pelvis (urinary reproductive systems), spine/ head (nervous system) and neck/neck lymphatics.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 615T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 419R MRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS I 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed for use within a magnetic resonance imaging program (MRI) or related health science profession. Course content will include a comprehensive MRI safety overview, an introduction of fundamental MRI concepts including magnetization, image contrast, image weighting, and introduction to pulse sequences, instrumentation, spatial encoding principles and imaging parameters and their trade-offs.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 619R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 419S PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I 2 Credit Hours

This course will allow the DMS student to conduct an in-depth investigation into the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will research, identify, and form a differential diagnosis for pathologic cases imaged by ultrasound. Written communication skills will be advanced through completion of a scientific paper and poster exhibit related to the field of sonography.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 619S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 420R MRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS II 2 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of MITS 419/619R and is for the student who is enrolled in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or related health science discipline. Content will be built upon principles covered in MITS 419/619R and establishing understanding of spin echo and gradient echo pulse sequences, image artifacts and methods to correct them, and advanced imaging procedures including contrast and contrast procedures, diffusion, perfusion, fMRI and spectroscopy.

Prerequisite:  MITS 419R, enrollment in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 620R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 420T IND STUDY PROJECT 1-3 Credit Hours

IND STUDY PROJECT

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 421S PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS II 1 Credit Hour

This course is comprised of two components. The first component will consist of oral case presentations demonstrating integration of key facets of didactic and clinical education. This section fosters the student¿s oral communication skills and enhances professional development and growth. The second component will consist of the student collaborating in the design and construction of a scientific poster exhibit relating to the field of sonography.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, MITS 419S or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 621S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 422S INTRO TO VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed for registered diagnostic medical sonographers who are preparing to take their vascular technology examination. The course will cover hemodynamics, anatomy, and pathology of the cerebral, extremity, abdominal and pelvic vessels. Students will also learn exam preparations and scanning techniques. This course will provide only didactic instruction and will not include clinical experience.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS, ARRT credentials or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 622S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 423S PATHOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL 2 Credit Hours

This course allows an in-depth investigation into pathology that may be encountered by the health care professional in clinical practice. The relationship of clinical symptoms, labs values, and imaging findings will be covered for each disease process.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS or ARRT credentials and/or permission of the instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 424S BREAST SONOGRAPHY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer or radiographer for the Breast Sonography Certification Exam offered by the ARDMS or ARRT. The course will offer a comprehesive review of sonographic principles and instrumention, sonographic anatomy and pathology of the breast, and interventional procedures/treatment. This course does not offer a clinical component.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS or ARRT credentials or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 624S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 424T CLINICAL ONCOLOGY I 2 Credit Hours

Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease using knowledge in arts and sciences, while promoting critical thinking and the basis of ethical clinical decision making. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The radiation therapist¿s responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be examined and linked to the skills required to analyze complex issues and make informed decisions while appreciating the scope of the profession. Site specific neoplasms covered in this course will include: Breast, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Reproductive and Respiratory. Because of the higher level nature of the course and the involvement of medical residents and medical physics residents, the curriculum is the same for both 424T and 624T.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 624T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 425R MRI POSITIONING & PROTOCOLS I 2 Credit Hours

This course is directed to the student who is enrolled in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or related health science discipline. Content will include materials related to MRI safety and patient care, cross sectional anatomy, patient positioning, MRI instrumentation, and technical parameters associated with MR imaging of the brain, spine, abdomen, and musculoskeletal exams. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 625R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 425T CLINICAL ONCOLOGY II 2 Credit Hours

Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease using knowledge in arts and sciences, while promoting critical thinking and the basis of ethical clinical decision making. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The radiation therapists responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be examined and linked to the skills required to analyze complex issues and make informed decisions while appreciating the scope of the profession. Site specific neoplasms covered in this course will include: Central Nervous System, Endocrine, Hematopoietic, Integumentary, Lymphoreticular, Musculoskeletal, Pediatric, Metastatic and Emergent disease. Because of the higher level nature of the course and the involvement of medical residents and medical physics residents, the curriculum is the same for both 425T and 625T.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 625T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 427R PATIENT EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT IN MAMMOGRAPHY 1 Credit Hour

PATIENT EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT IN MAMMOGRAPHY

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 428T PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF RADIATION THERAPY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide and overview of cancer and the specialty of radiation therapy. Historic and current aspects of cancer treatment will be covered. The roles and responsibilities of the radiation therapist with be discussed. Aspects of law and ethics pertaining to a radiation therapist are included. Basic principles of radiation safety are reinforced. In addition, treatment prescription, techniques, and treatment delivery will be covered. Oral and written communication skills are developed with the writing and presentation of an article abstract pertaining to radiation oncology.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program.

Cross List: MITS 628T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 429R INTRUMENTATION & QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MAMMOGRAPHY 1 Credit Hour

INTRUMENTATION QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MAMMOGRAPHY

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 430T PATIENT CARE 1 Credit Hour

This course builds upon the students previous academic knowledge and clinical experience. Assessment and evaluation of the cancer patient for service delivery will be addressed. Content will include examination of patients psychological and physical needs affecting radiation treatment outcome. The role of chemotherapy will be discussed; to include common agents, routes of administration, and side effects. Routine and emergency care procedures will be reviewed or presented.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 630T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 431S OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE I 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity and responsibility to investigate basic topics in obstetric and gynecologic sonography. The course will consist of weekly presentations by the students on an assigned topic. Two students will give presentations each week. The topics to be covered each week are listed in the course outline. The presentation should be brief (10 minutes) and should include the following: facts about the topic, reasons why it is important in ultrasound, and examples of the sonographic appearance. The remainder of each class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of current OB/GYN case material.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the DMS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 631S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 432S GASTROINTESTINAL ULTRASOUND 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of gastrointestinal sonography. The student is provided with instruction in sectional anatomy, scanning techniques, physiology, pathophysiology of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the DMS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 632S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 434S VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY EXTERNSHIP 3 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the sonography student with a working knowledge of clinical vascular sonography. The student will apply concepts learned in didactic courses to the performance of noninvasive vascular procedures. Emphasis will be placed on delivering quality patient care, applying scanning techniques and protocols, producing quality images, identifying normal anatomy, and recognizing pathology.

Prerequisite:  MITS 424S, satisfactory completion of a DMS program, ARDMS or ARRT certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Cross List: MITS 634S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

MITS 435T TREATMENT PLANNING & DELIVERY 3 Credit Hours

This course covers concepts of clinical dosimetry, brachytherapy, and treatment planning. Emerging technologist and delivering precise doses of radiation are emphasized. Included are isodose summation, construction and calculations. The importance of lifelong learning is addressed with the construction and presentation of an educational exhibit incorporating radiation therapys role in cancer care as well as completion of the ASRT IGRT educational modules. Activities emphasizing inter-professionalism and leadership are also included. Written and oral communication skills will continue to be strengthened through the writing and presentation of an article abstract assignment. MITS 635T students will complete a scientific essay and present it to their peers.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 635T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 436S ADULT CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY EXTERNSHIP 3 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the sonography student with a working knowledge of clinical cardiac sonography. The student will apply concepts learned in their didactic courses to the performance of adult echocardiography procedures. Emphasis will be placed on delivering quality patient care, applying scanning techniques and protocols, producing quality images, identifying normal anatomy, and recognizing pathology.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of a DMS Program, ARDMS or ARRT certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Corequisite: MITS 437S, MITS 438S.

Cross List: MITS 636S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 436T RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION I 3 Credit Hours

This course provides the student with the necessary skills used in treatment delivery, record keeping, simulation, and development of patient-therapist rapport. Content is designed to provide sequential development, application and integration of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical experiences will include operation of linear accelerators, instruction in dosimetry, beam modification, simulation procedures, and patient-centered clinical practices. Concepts of team practice, Critical thinking, and professional development will also be presented and evaluated.

Cross List: MITS 636T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 437S CARDIAC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer for the Adult Echocardiography Certification Exam offered by the ARDMS or CCI. The course will offer a comprehesive review of cadiac anatomy and physiology and the related sonographic findings. Exam indications and proctols will also be covered. This course does not offer a clinical component.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of a DMS Program, ARDMS or ARRT certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Cross List: MITS 637S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 438S CARDIAC PATHOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course does not include a clinical component. The clinical experience and exam documentation needed to take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Certification Exam is the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of a DMS Program, ARDMS or ARRT Certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Cross List: MITS 638S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 439T RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION II 3 Credit Hours

As a continuum of Applied Radiation Therapy I, this course provides the student with the necessary skills used in treatment delivery, record keeping, simulation, and development of patient-therapist rapport. Content is designed to provide sequential development, application and integration of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical experiences will include operation of linear accelerators, instruction in dosimetry, beam modification, simulation procedures, and patient-centered clinical practices. Concepts of team practice, critical thinking, and professional development will also be presented and evaluated. For 639T, students will participate in a cytology lab assignment to identify various histologic types of cancers treated in the clinic.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 428T, MITS 436T or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 639T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 440R CASE STUDIES & JOURNAL REVIEW 2 Credit Hours

Case Studies Journal Review is an independent upper-level course designed for radiation science students in a baccalaureate degree program to facilitate analytical and critical thinking skills, apply their written and oral communication skills, and foster professional development and growth. Students will research, identify, and form a differential diagnosis for clinical cases imaged by various diagnostic modalities. Students will also study and critique medical cases and professional peer-reviewed journal articles. This course will allow students to broaden their educational experience in radiation science and their specific modality of study by investigating cases from a wider perspective. Students will review clinical cases to gain a better understanding of their scope of practice/role as a radiation science professional in an integrated health care system. They will witness, reflect upon, and discuss the interdisciplinary medical process; patient clinical presentation, historical interview, diagnostic findings, differential diagnosis, initial diagnosis, actual pathology, definition of terms, therapy, follow up, home care and support, and the healthcare provider/patient relationship. They will also consider any medical legal issues, communication issues, age related and cultural competency issues, risk management issues, and/or ethical issues associated with each case.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the BSMITS DAO Program or instructor permission.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 441R MRI POSITIONING & PROTOCOLS II 2 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of MITS 425/625R and is for the student who is enrolled in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or related health science discipline. Content will include materials related to MRI safety and patient care, cross sectional anatomy, patient preparation, patient positioning, MRI instrumentation, and technical parameters associated with MR imaging of the upper and lower extremities, soft tissue and boney pelvis, cardiac, chest, and breast MRI. Content will also include material related to MRI quality control procedures. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments.

Prerequisite:  MITS 425R, enrollment in the undergraduate MRI Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 641R

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 441S DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW I 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of normal and pathologic conditions and how they are viewed by Ultrasound. Course materials will consist of teaching file cases from the Ultrasound Section in the department of Radiology. The class will consist of two (2) weekly lecture sessions. Each Monday, a student will present a case of the week from the cases they have seen during the previous weeks Clinical Rotation. This brief presentation (10-15 minutes) will include pertinent facts on patient history, lab values, previous imaging studies, and sonographic findings. The remainder of the class will be presented by the faculty and will consist of the students reviewing ultrasound cases with faculty guidance to make the correct differential diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the DMS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 641S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 441T INTRODUCTION TO RADIATION THERAPY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the allied health profession's student an introduction to the field of radiation therapy. The course is structured from the American Society of Registered Technologist- Radiation Therapy Curricula. Students will learn basic knowledge in the areas Principles practice of radiation therapy, Operational issues, Clinical concepts in radiation oncology, Patient care and Professionalism.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the BSMITS DAO, ARRT certification or instructor permission.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 442T PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS 3 Credit Hours

This course will emphasize the dosimetry and treatment planning aspects of the radiation therapy profession. Completion of the dosimetry workbook documents experiences and learning in dosimetry and physics. The second component of this course requires the student to investigate a clinical case demonstrated during their clinical experience and expand on the information to develop a well written case study which will then be presented to their peers. This will allow the radiation therapy student to facilitate analytical and critical thinking skills, apply their written and oral communication skills and foster professional development and growth. Professional development will also be addressed by attending a tumor board conference and the completion of two Bioterrorism Public Health Emergency modules sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Due to the advanced dosimetry content, requirements for 442T and 642T are the same.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 642T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 443T RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION III 5 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the Radiation Therapy student with a working knowledge of Radiation Therapy. It will provide the student the opportunity to apply academic clinical skills previously learned with minimal instruction, while maintaining direct supervision and assistance. The student will participate clinically with the theory and operation of linear accelerators, simulators and treatment planning equipment with increased levels of responsibility. Assessment and care of the cancer patient is also emphasized. Assignments and clinical rotations for this course will be a continuation from Applied Radiation Therapy II. MITS 643T students will be required to complete a QA procedure on a VMAT treatment and submit documentation from physics/dosimetry.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 439T, MITS 435T or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 643T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 444T OPERATIONAL ISSUES IN ONCOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to focus on components of quality improvement programs and various operational issues in radiation therapy. Quality control and assessment for treatment delivery, planning and patient care are included as well as image acquisition. The role of the radiation therapist in billing, reimbursement and continuous quality improvement will be presented along with issues of regulation, accreditation and budgeting.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 435T, MITS 438N or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 644T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 445T COMPREHENSIVE SEMINAR AND BOARD REVIEW 2 Credit Hours

This course is a comprehensive review of didactic learning material presented in the professional radiation therapy curriculum completed thus far in the student's educational process. It will assist the therapy student in a way to demonstrate an overall understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful, competent radiation therapist. One component of this course will review content categories including:Radiation protection and quality assurance, Clinical concepts in radiation oncology, Treatment planning, Treatment delivery; and Patient care and education.Due to the intensive nature of this course, requirements for 445T and 645T are the same.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 438N, MITS 439T or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 645T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 450R MRI CAPSTONE 2 Credit Hours

The MRI Capstone course prepares students for the ARRT MRI Board Examination by providing a comprehensive review of magnetic resonance imaging. The topics to be covered include patient care and safety, imaging procedures, pulse sequences, data manipulation, special procedures, sequence parameters and options, instrumentation, fundamentals of image formation, artifacts, and quality control.

Prerequisite:  Enrolllment in the undergraduate MRI Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 650R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 451S ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental principles of ultrasound physics instrumentation. Topics to be covered include hemodynamics, Doppler, color Doppler, quality assurance, bioeffects and new advances in technology. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 651S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 452S SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III 5 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the DMS student with a working knowledge of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will participate in clinical ultrasound exams with increased emphasis placed on operating equipment, producing quality images, applying scanning techniques and protocols, recognizing sonographic features and findings associated with various pathologies, and providing differential diagnosis. Clinical Competency Evaluations will be used to assess application of technical skills and knowledge. Overall Clinical Evaluations will monitor affective, psychomotor, and cognitive skills.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Cross List: MITS 652S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 453S OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE III 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity and responsibility to investigate advanced pathological changes as seen by sonography in the OB/GYN patient. The course will consist of weekly presentations by the students on an assigned topic. Two students will give presentations each week. The topics to be covered each week are listed in the course outline. The presentation should be brief (10 minutes) and should include the following: facts about the topic, reasons why it is important in obstetrical sonography, and examples showing the sonographic appearance. The remainder of each class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of current OB/GYN case material. Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Cross List: MITS 653S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 454S DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW III 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of normal sonographic findings and the sonographic findings associated with various pathologies. Course materials will consist of teaching file cases from the Ultrasound Section in the Department of Radiology. A logical approach to analyzing ultrasound findings and developing meaningful differential diagnoses will be stressed. The class will consist of two (2) lectures each week. Each Monday, a student will present a case of the week from the cases they have seen during the previous weeks Clinical Rotation. This brief presentation (approximately 10 minutes) will include pertinent facts on patient history, lab values, previous imaging studies, and sonographic findings. The remainder of the class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of the students reviewing ultrasound cases with faculty guidance to make the correct differential diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Cross List: MITS 654S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 455S HIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology related to the scrotum, retroperitoneum, RE system, musculoskeletal system, thyroid, parathyroid, GI tract, breast, abdominal wall, diaphragm, peritoneum. Scanning techniques will also be covered for each topic.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Cross List: MITS 655S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 456S NEUROSONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the student a working knowledge of the embryologic development, anatomy, and physiology of the CNS, CSF formation and circulation, blood supply to the brain, scanning techniques, pathology of the neonatal brain and spine, and medical care of the neonate during scanning.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 656S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 457R CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY I 3 Credit Hours

This didactic course includes instruction over: the history of Angiography, medical and legal implications of angiographic procedures, pharmaceuticals and contrast agents used in interventional radiology, patient care procedures, quality control, angiographic equipment, and image enhancement techniques.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT undergraduate program or instructor approval.

Cross List: MITS 657R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 457S PEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the use of ultrasound in the pediatric patient. It is designed to provide the student a working knowledge of patient care practices and scanning techniques related to pediatric imaging. Anatomy, pathology, and sonographic correlation will be covered for organs/structures related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Cross List: MITS 657S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 458R CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY II 3 Credit Hours

This didactic course includes instruction over: interventional procedures of arterial and vascular systems, central venous access procedures, cardiac-interventional, vascular-interventional, neurologic-interventional and nonvascular interventional procedures This course also includes discussion of supplies and materials used in intervention procedures.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT undergradute Program, MITS 457R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 658R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 458S MUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the use of ultrasound for imaging the musculoskeletal system. It is designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge and the skills required to image and diagnose musculoskeletal-related conditions. Key concepts to be covered include scanning techniques, anatomy and pathology with sonographic correlation, and invasive procedures.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS or ARRT certification or DMS director permission.

Cross List: MITS 658S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 460R CT PROTOCOLS AND CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY 2 Credit Hours

Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Practicum, Radiography Program, MITS DAO or instructor approval.

Cross List: MITS 660R.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 461R CT PHYSICS 1 Credit Hour

This course will cover the fundamental physic principles, quality control, and instrumentation needed for a CT technologist.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Practicum, Radiography Program, MITS DAO or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 661R.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 462R APPLIED COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY 3-6 Credit Hours

This clinical course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set-up (protocols), for Computed Tomography examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to seek out exam competencies that may be applied toward ARRT CT certifying examination eligibility.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Practicum, MITS 460R, MITS 461R, or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 662R.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 463R CT CAPSTONE 2 Credit Hours

The Computed Tomography Capstone prepares students for board examinations by providing a comprehensive review of computed tomography imaging. The topics to be covered include patient care and safety, imaging procedures, protocols, data manipulation, instrumentation, fundamentals of image formation, artifacts, and quality control.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 663R.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 464R SPECIAL TOPICS IN IMAGING SCIENCES 1-3 Credit Hours

This is an applied clinical course which will cover the patient care, positioning, and equipment operation skills required for the Imaging Sciences discipline. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to seek out exam competencies.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS Program or Practicum or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 664R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 465R MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION I 6 Credit Hours

The course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set up (protocols), for MRI examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience through a variety of clinical settings. Additionally, students will gain exam competencies, which will be applied toward ARRT certifying examination eligibility.

Prerequisite:  Admission in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program.

Cross List: MITS 665R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 466R MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION II 6 Credit Hours

The course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set up (protocols), for MRI examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience through a variety of clinical settings. Additionally, students will gain exam competencies, which will be applied toward ARRT certifying examination eligibility.

Prerequisite:  MITS 465R and/or Program Director approval.

Cross List: MITS 666R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 467R SPECIAL PROJECTS I 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific essay on selected special topics in the medical imaging and therapeutic sciences field.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate MRI Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 667R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 468R SPECIAL PROJECTS II 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific exhibit and present its findings on selected special topics in Radiologic Technology.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate MRI Program, MITS 467R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 668R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 473R CVIT CLINICAL EDUCATION I 6-10 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the CVIT student in patient care (prior, during and following procedure), radiation safety measures (accompanying high dose procedures), and routine and emergency procedures and protocols performed in Interventional Radiography Suites and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT undergraduate program or instructor approval.

Cross List: MITS 673R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 474R CVIT CLINICAL EDUCATION III 6-10 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the CVIT student in patient care (prior, during and following procedure), radiation safety measures (accompanying high dose procedures), and routine and emergency procedures and protocols performed in Interventional Radiography Suites and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT undergraduate program, MITS 473R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 674R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 475R CVIT CLINICAL EDUCATION IIi 6-10 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the CVIT student in patient care (prior, during and following procedure), radiation safety measures (accompanying high dose procedures), and routine and emergency procedures and protocols performed in Interventional Radiography Suites and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the undergraduate CVIT Program, MITS 473R, MITS 474R.

Cross List: MITS 675R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 601S ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with fundamental information necessary to understand the principles of ultrasound physics as it applies to diagnostic imaging. Topics to be covered include sound parameters, interaction of sound with media, resolution, transducers, instrumentation, real-time imaging, and image storage and display. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 401S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 602S SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION II 5 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the DMS student with a working knowledge of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will participate in clinical ultrasound exams with emphasis on operating equipment, producing quality images, applying scanning techniques and protocols, identifying normal anatomy, and recognizing pathology. Clinical Competency Evaluations will be used to assess application of technical skills and knowledge. Overall Clinical Evaluations will monitor affective, psychomotor, and cognitive skills.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, MITS 412S/612S or instructor permission.

Cross List: 402S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 603S DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW II 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of normal and pathologic conditions and how they are viewed by Ultrasound. Course materials will consist of teaching file cases from the Ultrasound Section in the Department of Radiology. The class will consist of two (2) weekly lecture sessions. Each Monday, a student will present a case of the week from the cases they have seen during the previous weeks Clinical Rotation. This brief presentation (10-15 minutes) will include pertinent facts on patient history, lab values, previous imaging studies, and sonographic findings. The remainder of the class will be presented by the faculty and will consist of the students reviewing ultrasound cases with faculty guidance to make the correct differential diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, MITS 614S or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 403S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 605S OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE II 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity and responsibility to investigate common pathological changes as seen by sonography in the OB/GYN patient. The course will consist of weekly presentations by the students on an assigned topic. Two students will give presentations each week. The topics to be covered each week are listed in the course outline. The presentations should be brief (10 minutes) and should include the following: facts about the topic, reasons why it is important in obstetrical sonography, and examples showing the sonographic appearance. The remainder of each class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of current OB/GYN case material.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, MITS 631S, or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 405S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 605T ORIENTATION TO RADIATION THERAPY 1 Credit Hour

The content of this course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the foundations in radiation therapy and the practitioners role in the health care delivery system. Principles, practices and policies of the educational program, health care organizations, and principles of radiation and health safety as well as professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist will be discussed and examined.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 405T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 607S ADVANCED OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of obstetrics as it relates to sonography. The student is instructed on fetal embryology, normal anatomy, gestational age assessment, anomalies of each organ system, uteroplacental anatomy and physiology, and maternal and fetal complications associated with pregnancy.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 407S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 608S GYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of patient care preparation, normal female pelvic anatomy, reproductive physiology, gynecological pathology and scanning techniques. Clinical application of gynecological sonography will be emphasized in this course.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 408S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 608T RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS 2 Credit Hours

This course is the study of the fundamental physics principles and applications utilized in clinical radiation oncology. Wherever possible, clinical correlations will be made. Fundamental nuclear physics, charged particle interaction, measurement of absorbed dose, dosimetric calculations, external beam therapy, brachytherapy and radiation safety will be discussed in detail. New and future therapeutic techniques will also be introduced. Because of the higher level nature of the course and the involvement of medical residents and medical physics residents, the curriculum is the same for both 408T and 608T.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 408T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 609S GENITOURINARY ULTRASOUND 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the genitourinary system. Clinical application of genitourinary sonography will be emphasized in this course.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Post Baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 409S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 610R SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I 4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include neck/spine, bones (osseous system), joints, cranial nerves and head (nervous systems).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 410R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 611R SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II 4 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of RSTE 410R/610R and is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include chest (respiratory system lymphoid system), abdomen (gastrointestinal system) and pelvis (genitourinary reproductive systems).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS program, MITS 610R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 411R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 612S SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION I 4 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the DMS student with the fundamental knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to participate in the clinical setting. The student will participate in a clinical setting to develop skills in equipment operation, scanning technique, scanning protocol, normal anatomy identification, and pathology recognition. Scanning assignments will be used to assess application of technical skills and knowledge. Overall Clinical Evaluations (OCE) will monitor affective, psychomotor and cognitive skills.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 412S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 614S INTRO TO SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the allied health professions student an introduction to the field of sonography. The course will begin by covering the physics and instrumentation of ultrasound. Students will also learn sonographic anatomy, exam preparations, scanning techniques, and pathology in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonography, and high-resolution sonography. Enrollment in a CAHP program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 414S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 614T ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform radiation therapy treatment and imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include chest (respiratory system) and abdomen (gastrointestinal system).

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in post baccalaureate Radiation Therapy program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 414T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 615S ORIENTATION TO DMS 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the sonography student the fundamental background and knowledge needed to begin clinical ultrasound scanning. The student will learn basic anatomy pathology, exam preparations, and scanning techniques in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonography, and high-resolution sonography. The course will also include ultrasound physics and instrumentation, terminology, patient history taking, departmental procedures, computer-based patient information systems. Students will attend seminars throughout the semester that cover cultural competency, patient safety, HIPPA, workplace ethics.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: 415S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 615T ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II 2 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of RSTE 414/614T and is designed to give students a basic understanding of sectional anatomy and pathology requisite to competently perform radiation therapy treatment and imaging procedures. To enable the students to create optimal diagnostic images, this course provides the students with the ability to identify normal human anatomical structures in sectional images, and the ability to distinguish common pathological processes and variant anatomy. The sectional anatomy and pathology covered in this course will include pelvis (urinary reproductive systems), spine/ head (nervous system) and neck/neck lymphatics.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Radiation Therapy program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 415T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 619R MRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS I 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed for use within a magnetic resonance imaging program (MRI) or related health science profession. Course content will include a comprehensive MRI safety overview, an introduction of fundamental MRI concepts including magnetization, image contrast, image weighting, and introduction to pulse sequences, instrumentation, spatial encoding principles and imaging parameters and their trade-offs.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 419R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 619S PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I 2 Credit Hours

This course will allow the DMS student to conduct an in-depth investigation into the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will research, identify, and form a differential diagnosis for pathologic cases imaged by ultrasound. Written communication skills will be advanced through completion of a scientific paper and poster exhibit related to the field of sonography.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 419S.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 620R MRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS II 2 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of MITS 419/619R and is for the student who is enrolled in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or related health science discipline. Content will be built upon principles covered in MITS 419/619R and establishing understanding of spin echo and gradient echo pulse sequences, image artifacts and methods to correct them, and advanced imaging procedures including contrast and contrast procedures, diffusion, perfusion, fMRI and spectroscopy.

Prerequisite:  MITS 619R, enrollment in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 420R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 621S PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS II 1 Credit Hour

This course is comprised of two components. The first component will consist of oral case presentations demonstrating integration of key facets of didactic and clinical education. This section fosters the student¿s oral communication skills and enhances professional development and growth. The second component will consist of the student collaborating in the design and construction of a scientific poster exhibit relating to the field of sonography.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, MITS 619S or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 421S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 622S INTRO TO VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed for registered diagnostic medical sonographers who are preparing to take their vascular technology examination. The course will cover hemodynamics, anatomy, and pathology of the cerebral, extremity, abdominal and pelvic vessels. Students will also learn exam preparations and scanning techniques. This course will provide only didactic instruction and will not include clinical experience.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS, ARRT credentials or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 422S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 623S PATHOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL 2 Credit Hours

This course allows an in-depth investigation into pathology that may be encountered by the health care professional in clinical practice. The relationship of clinical symptoms, lab values, and imaging findings will be covered for each disease process.

Prerequisite:  Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) credentials and/or permission of the instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 624S BREAST SONOGRAPHY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer or radiographer for the Breast Sonography Certification Exam offered by the ARDMS or ARRT. The course will offer a comprehesive review of sonographic principles and instrumention, sonographic anatomy and pathology of the breast, and interventional procedures/treatment. This course does not offer a clinical component.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS or ARRT credentials or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 424S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 624T CLINICAL ONCOLOGY I 2 Credit Hours

Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease using knowledge in arts and sciences, while promoting critical thinking and the basis of ethical clinical decision making. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The radiation therapists responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be examined and linked to the skills required to analyze complex issues and make informed decisions while appreciating the scope of the profession. Site specific neoplasms covered in this course will include: Breast, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Head and Neck, Reproductive and Respiratory. Because of the higher level nature of the course and the involvement of medical residents and medical physics residents, the curriculum is the same for both 424T and 624T.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Radiation Therapy program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 424T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 625R MRI POSITION & PROTOCOL II 2 Credit Hours

This course is directed to the student who is enrolled in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or related health science discipline. Content will include materials related to MRI safety and patient care, cross sectional anatomy, patient positioning, MRI instrumentation, and technical parameters associated with MR imaging of the brain, spine, abdomen, and musculoskeletal exams. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 425R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 625T CLINICAL ONCOLOGY II 2 Credit Hours

Content is designed to examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease using knowledge in arts and sciences, while promoting critical thinking and the basis of ethical clinical decision making. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. The radiation therapists responsibility in the management of neoplastic disease will be examined and linked to the skills required to analyze complex issues and make informed decisions while appreciating the scope of the profession. Site specific neoplasms covered in this course will include: Central Nervous System, Endocrine, Hematopoietic, Integumentary, Lymphoreticular, Musculoskeletal, Pediatric, Metastatic and Emergent disease. Because of the higher level nature of the course and the involvement of medical residents and medical physics residents, the curriculum is the same for both 425T and 625T.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 425T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 628T PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF RADIATION THERAPY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide and overview of cancer and the specialty of radiation therapy. Historic and current aspects of cancer treatment will be covered. The roles and responsibilities of the radiation therapist with be discussed. Aspects of law and ethics pertaining to a radiation therapist are included. Basic principles of radiation safety are reinforced. In addition, treatment prescription, techniques, and treatment delivery will be covered. Oral and written communication skills are developed with the writing and presentation of an article abstract pertaining to radiation oncology.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program.

Cross List: MITS 428T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 630T PATIENT CARE 1 Credit Hour

This course builds upon the students previous academic knowledge and clinical experience. Assessment and evaluation of the cancer patient for service delivery will be addressed. Content will include examination of patients psychological and physical needs affecting radiation treatment outcome. The role of chemotherapy will be discussed; to include common agents, routes of administration, and side effects. Routine and emergency care procedures will be reviewed or presented.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 430T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 631S OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE I 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity and responsibility to investigate basic topics in obstetric and gynecologic sonography. The course will consist of weekly presentations by the students on an assigned topic. Two students will give presentations each week. The topics to be covered each week are listed in the course outline. The presentation should be brief (10 minutes) and should include the following: facts about the topic, reasons why it is important in ultrasound, and examples of the sonographic appearance. The remainder of each class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of current OB/GYN case material.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 431S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 632S GASTROINTESTINAL ULTRASOUND 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of gastrointestinal sonography. The student is provided with instruction in sectional anatomy, scanning techniques, physiology, pathophysiology of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 432S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 634S VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY EXTERNSHIP 3 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the sonography student with a working knowledge of clinical vascular sonography. The student will apply concepts learned in didactic courses to the performance of noninvasive vascular procedures. Emphasis will be placed on delivering quality patient care, applying scanning techniques and protocols, producing quality images, identifying normal anatomy, and recognizing pathology.

Prerequisite:  MITS 624S, satisfactory completion of a DMS program, ARDMS or ARRT certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Cross List: MITS 434S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

MITS 635T TREATMENT PLANNING & DELIVERY 3 Credit Hours

This course covers concepts of clinical dosimetry, brachytherapy, and treatment planning. Emerging technologist and delivering precise doses of radiation are emphasized. Included are isodose summation, construction and calculations. The importance of lifelong learning is addressed with the construction and presentation of an educational exhibit incorporating radiation therapy¿s role in cancer care as well as completion of the ASRT IGRT educational modules. Activities emphasizing inter-professionalism and leadership are also included. Written and oral communication skills will continue to be strengthened through the writing and presentation of an article abstract assignment. MITS 635T students will complete a scientific essay and present it to their peers.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 435T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 636S ADULT CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY EXTERNSHIP 3 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the sonography student with a working knowledge of clinical cardiac sonography. The student will apply concepts learned in their didactic courses to the performance of adult echocardiography procedures. Emphasis will be placed on delivering quality patient care, applying scanning techniques and protocols, producing quality images, identifying normal anatomy, and recognizing pathology.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of a DMS Program, ARDMS or ARRT certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Corequisite: MITS 637S, MITS 638S.

Cross List: MITS 436S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 636T RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION I 3 Credit Hours

This course provides the student with the necessary skills used in treatment delivery, record keeping, simulation, and development of patient-therapist rapport. Content is designed to provide sequential development, application and integration of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical experiences will include operation of linear accelerators, instruction in dosimetry, beam modification, simulation procedures, and patient-centered clinical practices. Concepts of team practice, Critical thinking, and professional development will also be presented and evaluated.

Cross List: MITS 436T.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 637S CARDIAC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer for the Adult Echocardiography Certification Exam offered by the ARDMS or CCI. The course will offer a comprehesive review of cadiac anatomy and physiology and the related sonographic findings. Exam indications and proctols will also be covered. This course does not offer a clinical component.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of a DMS Program, ARDMS or ARRT certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Cross List: MITS 437S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 638S CARDIAC PATHOLOGY 1 Credit Hour

This course does not include a clinical component. The clinical experience and exam documentation needed to take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Certification Exam is the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of a DMS Program, ARDMS or ARRT Certification and DMS Program Director permission.

Cross List: MITS 438S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 639T RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION II 3 Credit Hours

As a continuum of Applied Radiation Therapy I, this course provides the student with the necessary skills used in treatment delivery, record keeping, simulation, and development of patient-therapist rapport. Content is designed to provide sequential development, application and integration of concepts and theories in radiation therapy. Clinical experiences will include operation of linear accelerators, instruction in dosimetry, beam modification, simulation procedures, and patient-centered clinical practices. Concepts of team practice, critical thinking, and professional development will also be presented and evaluated. For 639T, students will participate in a cytology lab assignment to identify various histologic types of cancers treated in the clinic.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 628T, MITS 636T or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 439T.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 641R MRI POSITIONING & PROTOCOLS II 2 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of MITS 425/625R and is for the student who is enrolled in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or related health science discipline. Content will include materials related to MRI safety and patient care, cross sectional anatomy, patient preparation, patient positioning, MRI instrumentation, and technical parameters associated with MR imaging of the upper and lower extremities, soft tissue and boney pelvis, cardiac, chest, and breast MRI. Content will also include material related to MRI quality control procedures. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments.

Prerequisite:  MITS: 625R MRI Positioning Protocols I, enrollment in the undergraduate MRI Program or by permission of instructor.

Cross List: MITS 441R

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 641S DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW I 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of normal and pathologic conditions and how they are viewed by Ultrasound. Course materials will consist of teaching file cases from the Ultrasound Section in the department of Radiology. The class will consist of two (2) weekly lecture sessions. Each Monday, a student will present a case of the week from the cases they have seen during the previous weeks Clinical Rotation. This brief presentation (10-15 minutes) will include pertinent facts on patient history, lab values, previous imaging studies, and sonographic findings. The remainder of the class will be presented by the faculty and will consist of the students reviewing ultrasound cases with faculty guidance to make the correct differential diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission. .

Cross List: MITS 441S.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 642T PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS 3 Credit Hours

This course will emphasize the dosimetry and treatment planning aspects of the radiation therapy profession. Completion of the dosimetry workbook documents experiences and learning in dosimetry and physics. The second component of this course requires the student to investigate a clinical case demonstrated during their clinical experience and expand on the information to develop a well written case study which will then be presented to their peers. This will allow the radiation therapy student to facilitate analytical and critical thinking skills, apply their written and oral communication skills and foster professional development and growth. Professional development will also be addressed by attending a tumor board conference and the completion of two Bioterrorism Public Health Emergency modules sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Due to the advanced dosimetry content, requirements for 442T and 642T are the same.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 442T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 643T RADIATION THERAPY CLINICAL EDUCATION III 5 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the Radiation Therapy student with a working knowledge of Radiation Therapy. It will provide the student the opportunity to apply academic clinical skills previously learned with minimal instruction, while maintaining direct supervision and assistance. The student will participate clinically with the theory and operation of linear accelerators, simulators and treatment planning equipment with increased levels of responsibility. Assessment and care of the cancer patient is also emphasized. Assignments and clinical rotations for this course will be a continuation from Applied Radiation Therapy II. MITS 643T students will be required to complete a QA procedure on a VMAT treatment and submit documentation from physics/dosimetry.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 639T, MITS 635T or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 443T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 644T OPERATIONAL ISSUES IN ONCOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to focus on components of quality improvement programs and various operational issues in radiation therapy. Quality control and assessment for treatment delivery, planning and patient care are included as well as image acquisition. The role of the radiation therapist in billing, reimbursement and continuous quality improvement will be presented along with issues of regulation, accreditation and budgeting.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 635T, MITS 638N or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 444T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 645T COMPREHENSIVE SEMINAR AND BOARD REVIEW 2 Credit Hours

This course is a comprehensive review of didactic learning material presented in the professional radiation therapy curriculum completed thus far in the student's educational process. It will assist the therapy student in a way to demonstrate an overall understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful, competent radiation therapist. One component of this course will review content categories including:Radiation protection and quality assurance, Clinical concepts in radiation oncology, Treatment planning, Treatment delivery; and Patient care and education.Due to the intensive nature of this course, requirements for 445T and 645T are the same.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiation Therapy Program, MITS 638N, MITS 639T or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 445T.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 650R MRI CAPSTONE 2 Credit Hours

The MRI Capstone course prepares students for the ARRT MRI Board Examination by providing a comprehensive review of magnetic resonance imaging. The topics to be covered include patient care and safety, imaging procedures, pulse sequences, data manipulation, special procedures, sequence parameters and options, instrumentation, fundamentals of image formation, artifacts, and quality control.

Prerequisite:  Enrolllment in the post baccalaureate MRI Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 450R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 651S ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental principles of ultrasound physics instrumentation. Topics to be covered include hemodynamics, Doppler, color Doppler, quality assurance, bioeffects and new advances in technology. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 451S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 652S SONOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION III 5 Credit Hours

This clinical course is designed to provide the DMS student with a working knowledge of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will participate in clinical ultrasound exams with increased emphasis placed on operating equipment, producing quality images, applying scanning techniques and protocols, recognizing sonographic features and findings associated with various pathologies, and providing differential diagnosis. Clinical Competency Evaluations will be used to assess application of technical skills and knowledge. Overall Clinical Evaluations will monitor affective, psychomotor, and cognitive skills.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 452S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 653S OBSTETRICAL CONFERENCE III 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to give the student the opportunity and responsibility to investigate advanced pathological changes as seen by sonography in the OB/GYN patient. The course will consist of weekly presentations by the students on an assigned topic. Two students will give presentations each week. The topics to be covered each week are listed in the course outline. The presentation should be brief (10 minutes) and should include the following: facts about the topic, reasons why it is important in obstetrical sonography, and examples showing the sonographic appearance. The remainder of each class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of current OB/GYN case material.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 453S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 654S DIAGNOSTIC FILM REVIEW III 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of normal sonographic findings and the sonographic findings associated with various pathologies. Course materials will consist of teaching file cases from the Ultrasound Section in the Department of Radiology. A logical approach to analyzing ultrasound findings and developing meaningful differential diagnoses will be stressed. The class will consist of two (2) lectures each week. Each Monday, a student will present a case of the week from the cases they have seen during the previous week¿s Clinical Rotation. This brief presentation (approximately 10 minutes) will include pertinent facts on patient history, lab values, previous imaging studies, and sonographic findings. The remainder of the class session will be presented by the faculty and will consist of the students reviewing ultrasound cases with faculty guidance to make the correct differential diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 454S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 655S HIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY 1 Credit Hour

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology related to the scrotum, retroperitoneum, RE system, musculoskeletal system, thyroid, parathyroid, GI tract, breast, abdominal wall, diaphragm, peritoneum. Scanning techniques will also be covered for each topic.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 455S.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

MITS 656S NEUROSONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the student a working knowledge of the embryologic development, anatomy, and physiology of the CNS, CSF formation and circulation, blood supply to the brain, scanning techniques, pathology of the neonatal brain and spine, and medical care of the neonate during scanning.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the DMS Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 456S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 657R CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY I 3 Credit Hours

This didactic course includes instruction over: the history of Angiography, medical and legal implications of angiographic procedures, pharmaceuticals and contrast agents used in interventional radiology, patient care procedures, quality control, angiographic equipment, and image enhancement techniques.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT post baccalaureate program or instructor approval.

Cross List: MITS 457R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 657S PEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the use of ultrasound in the pediatric patient. It is designed to provide the student a working knowledge of patient care practices and scanning techniques related to pediatric imaging. Anatomy, pathology, and sonographic correlation will be covered for organs/structures related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 457S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 658R CVIT II 3 Credit Hours

This didactic course includes instruction over: interventional procedures of arterial and vascular systems, central venous access procedures, cardiac-interventional, vascular-interventional, neurologic-interventional and nonvascular interventional procedures This course also includes discussion of supplies and materials used in intervention procedures.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT post baccalaureate program, MITS 657R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 458R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 658S MUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY 2 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the use of ultrasound for imaging the musculoskeletal system. It is designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge and the skills required to image and diagnose musculoskeletal-related conditions. Key concepts to be covered include scanning techniques, anatomy and pathology with sonographic correlation, and invasive procedures.

Prerequisite:  Current ARDMS or ARRT certification or DMS director permission.

Cross List: MITS 458S.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 660R CT PROTOCOLS AND CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY 2 Credit Hours

Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Practicum, Radiography Program or instructor approval.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 661R CT PHYSICS 1 Credit Hour

This course will cover the fundamental physic principles, quality control, and instrumentation needed for a CT technologist.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Practicum, Radiography Program or instructor permission.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 662R CT CLINICAL EDUCATION 3-6 Credit Hours

This clinical course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set-up (protocols), for Computed Tomography examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to seek out exam competencies that may be applied toward ARRT CT certifying examination eligibility.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Practicum, MITS 660R, MITS 661R, or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 462R.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 663R CT CAPSTONE 2 Credit Hours

The Computed Tomography Capstone prepares students for board examinations by providing a comprehensive review of computed tomography imaging. The topics to be covered include patient care and safety, imaging procedures, protocols, data manipulation, instrumentation, fundamentals of image formation, artifacts, and quality control.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CT Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 463R.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

MITS 664R SPECIAL TOPICS IN IMAGING SCIENCES 1-3 Credit Hours

This is an applied clinical course which will cover the patient care, positioning, and equipment operation skills required for the Imaging Sciences discipline. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to seek out exam competencies.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in an MITS Program or Practicum or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 464R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 665R MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION I 6 Credit Hours

The course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set up (protocols), for MRI examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience through a variety of clinical settings. Additionally, students will gain exam competencies, which will be applied toward ARRT certifying examination eligibility.

Prerequisite:  Admission in the UNMC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program.

Cross List: MITS 465R.

Typically Offered: FALL

MITS 666R MRI CLINICAL EDUCATION II 6 Credit Hours

The course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set up (protocols), for MRI examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience through a variety of clinical settings. Additionally, students will gain exam competencies, which will be applied toward ARRT certifying examination eligibility.

Prerequisite:  MITS 665R and/or Program Director approval.

Cross List: MITS 466R.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MITS 667R SPECIAL PROJECTS I 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific essay on selected special topics in the medical imaging and therapeutic sciences field.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate MRI Program or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 467R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 668R SPECIAL PROJECTS II 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study assignment designed to give the student the opportunity to develop a scientific exhibit and present its findings on selected special topics in Radiologic Technology.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the post baccalaureate MRI Program, MITS 667R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 468R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 673R CVIT CLINICAL EDUCATION I 6-10 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the CVIT student in patient care (prior, during and following procedure), radiation safety measures (accompanying high dose procedures), and routine and emergency procedures and protocols performed in Interventional Radiography Suites and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT post baccalaureate program or instructor approval. Crosslist; MITS 473R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 674R CVIT CLINICAL EDUCATION II 6-10 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the CVIT student in patient care (prior, during and following procedure), radiation safety measures (accompanying high dose procedures), and routine and emergency procedures and protocols performed in Interventional Radiography Suites and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT post baccalaureate program, MITS 673R or instructor permission.

Cross List: MITS 474R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MITS 675R CVIT CLINICAL EDUCATION III 6-10 Credit Hours

This clinical course is intended to initiate participation of the CVIT student in patient care (prior, during and following procedure), radiation safety measures (accompanying high dose procedures), and routine and emergency procedures and protocols performed in Interventional Radiography Suites and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. This experience is intended to provide the student with the confidence needed to assist and perform procedures that parallel progress in his or her didactic education.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the CVIT post baccalaureate Program, MITS 673R, MITS 674R.

Cross List: MITS 475R.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU