SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:32:35 PMRADT 63A Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 63ATitle:  RADIATION PHYSICS/QC  
Full Title:  Radiation Physics and Quality Control
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Photographic aspects of radiography, principles of radiographic exposure and formulation of radiographic technique. Principles of general and applied physics, electromagnetics, digital imaging, electrostatics, quality control, radiologic equipment and accessories, and imaging equipment and accessories.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61BL and Course Completion of RADT 61A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Photographic aspects of radiography, principles of radiographic exposure and formulation of radiographic technique. Principles of general and applied physics, electrostatics, electromagnetics, digital imaging, quality control, radiologic equipment and accessories, and imaging equipment and accessories.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61BL and Course Completion of RADT 61A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Explain principles of general and applied physics as they apply to
   radiologic technology.
2.  Define electrical charge and field, and describe their sources.
3.  Describe the laws of electrostatics and their application to
   radiologic technology.
4.  Identify the chemicals of film development solutions.
5.  Explain the basic mechanics of an automatic processor.
6.  Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot problems that occur in
   automatic film processing.
7.  Demonstrate accurate use of radiographic technique.
8.  Explain electromagnetism and its implication in medical imaging.
9.  Demonstrate quality control techniques in film processing and
   equipment.
10. List important components of a digital imaging system.  

Topics and Scope
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I.    Fundamental units
     A. Length
     B. Mass
     C. Time
II.   Derived units
     A. Area
     B. Volume
     C. Density
     D. Temperature
III.  Systems of measurement
     A. English
     B. Metric
IV.   Electrostatics and electromagnetism
     A. Charge
     B. Field
     C. Applications
V.    Radiographic technique
     A. Kilovoltage
     B. Milliamperage
     C. Time
     D. Photo timing
VI.   Radiographic accessories
     A. Grids
     B. Cones
     D. Screens
     E. Shielding
VII.  Radiographic quality control
     A. Contrast
     B. Density
     C. Definition of detail
     D. Processing
     E. Equipments
     F. Darkroom
VIII. Film characteristics
     A. Film types
     B. Sensitometry
     C. Construction of film
IX.   Digital Imaging System
     A. Introduction
     B. Instrumentation
X.    X-ray Tube
     A. Diagnostic
     B. Fluoroscopy
     C. Mammography  

Assignments:
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1. Weekly chapter reading (10-40 pages/week)
2. Completion of 8 - 10 laboratory experiments with lab reports
3. Completion of one technique chart project
4. 10 quizzes, 1 mid-term, 1 written final
5. Lab final  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Technique chart project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, quizzes, mid-term, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Lab final


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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- RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS by Steward Bushong, Mosby, current
 edition.
- Radiographic Imagery and Exposure, Fauer, Mosby, current edition.
- Instructor-prepared material.  

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