Sep 29, 2020
RADT 101 - Radiologic Technology I
An introductory course to the science of medical radiographic exposure techniques. Topics such as X-ray formation, X-ray interaction with matter, components necessary for image formation, automatic processing, densitometry, radiation protection, scatter radiation, factors controlling scatter radiation, digital/computed radiology, and mobile radiography will be covered. In addition, basic atomic structure and fundamental physics will be covered at the start of the course to ensure the student has a basic foundation upon which to build. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the radiologic (x-ray) technology program or consent of program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): RADT 111 , and RADT 120 . Mathematics foundation. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly RT 101.
4 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Define and comprehend the fundamental properties of physics.
- Identify key historical facts in the discovery of ionizing radiation.
- List basic radiation protection equipment.
- Compare and contrast image production methods (conventional vs DR and/or CR).
- Evaluate the need for ALARA and the principle factors of occupational and patient protection.
- Apply the application of electromagnetic radiation in diagnostic imaging.
- Apply in simulated setting the function of x-ray room components.
- Discuss the differences in the high voltage generator design.
- 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.
- Break down the sequence as radiation exits the patient and produces an image on conventional film, computed radiology system and a digital radiology system.
- Discuss the effects the technical factors have on the production of a diagnostic image.
- Apply the technical factors to produce a diagnostic image in a simulated environment.
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