Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
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RADT 101 - Radiologic Technology I

(TP/SS only)

An introductory course to the science of medical radiographic exposure techniques. A correlated laboratory will aid the student in synthesizing the material presented in class. Topics include X-ray formation from its discovery to present day, X-ray interaction with matter, radiation protection, and digital imaging acquisition. Mathematical formulas to calculate technical exposure and occupational exposures are presented. In addition, basic atomic structure and fundamental physics will be presented as a foundational support to objectives of this course.  PREREQUISITE(S): RADT 119  or consent of program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): Mathematics foundation. COREQUISITE(S): RADT 111  and RADT 120 . Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly RT 101.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Define the fundamental properties of physics.
  • Identify key historical facts in the discovery of ionizing radiation.
  • Evaluate the significance of ALARA as well as the principle factors of occupational and patient protection including appropriate protection devices.
  • Compare and contrast the different electron interactions that occur in the production of ionizing radiation.
  • Evaluate the five different interactions between x-ray and matter.
  • Compare and contrast image acquisiton process methods between direct/indirect capture digital imaging and Computed Radiography.
  • Illustrate the sequence of production x-rays at the tube, through matter and to the process of acquisition on a computed radiology system and a direct/indirect capture imaging system.
  • Discuss the effects the technical factors have on the production of a diagnostic image.
  • Adjust the technical settings in an x-ray room in a simulated setting.
  • Calculate technical factors to produce a diagnostic image in a simulated environment.

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