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RAD 110 - Radiographic Imaging I

Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 3

Description: This course provides a detailed study of the parameters controlling radiation quality and quantity for radiographic tube operation and image production.

Course Topics:
  • Radiation and its discovery
  • The X-ray beam
  • Image formation
  • Radiographic quality
  • Radiographic film
  • Image receptors
  • Image processing
  • Computed and digital radiography principles
  • Technique conversions

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Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability and to continue in the Radiologic Technology Program.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Recognize and articulate the foundational development of modern radiography.
  2. Differentiate between rays comprising the electromagnetic spectrum with emphasis on the characteristics and production of x-radiation.
  3. Apply basic principles in the production of a radiographic image.
  4. Summarize the construction and significance of medical radiographic film.
  5. Apply the principles pertinent to radiographic cassettes and intensifying screens for image production.
  6. Identify and describe components of the processing area which affect quality radiographic imaging.
  7. Summarize and compare the principles of digital and computerized radiography to conventional radiography.
  8. Calculate and employ formulas for technique conversions.

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