SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 8:37:05 PMRADT 63A Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 63ATitle:  RAD PHYSICS/IMAGING SYST  
Full Title:  Radiation Physics and Medical Imaging Systems
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 Scheduled3.0017.5 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Conventional photographic and digital aspects of radiography, principles of radiographic exposure and formulation of radiographic technique. Principles of general and applied physics, electromagnetism, digital imaging, electrostatics, x-ray tube, quality control, radiologic equipment and imaging equipment.

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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 Conventional photographic and digital aspects of radiography, principles of radiographic exposure and formulation of radiographic technique. Principles of general and applied physics,  electromagnetics, digital imaging,  electrostatics , x-ray tube 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. Explain the use of radiographic equipment and accessories.
3.  Describe the laws of electrostatics and their application to
   radiologic technology critical for patients.
4. Identify the components of computed and digital radiography systems.
5.Explain the basic mechanics of an automatic processor.
6.  Identify problem-solving remedies to film processor and digital readers.
7.  Demonstrate accurate use of radiographic technique.
8.  Explain electromagnetism and its implication in medical imaging.
9.  Demonstrate quality control techniques in image processing and
   equipment.
10. List important components of a digital imaging system.
11.Identify steps of processing, manipulation, and archiving of digital images.
12.Explain the relationship between the radiation exposure and sensitivity index of image receptors.

Topics and Scope
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1.    Fundamental units
     A. Length
     B. Mass
     C. Time
2.   Derived units
     A. Area
     B. Volume
     C. Density
     D. Temperature
3.  Systems of measurement
     A. English
     B. Metric
4.   Electrostatics and electromagnetism
     A. Charge
     B. Field
     C. Applications
5.   Radiographic technique
     A. Kilovoltage
     B. Milliamperage
     C. Time
     D. Photo timing
6.   Scatter radiation
     A.Production
     B.Control
7.   Radiographic equipment
     A. Grids
     B. Cones
     D. Screens/ films
     E. Shielding
     F.Computed radiography image receptors
     G.Direct radiography image receptors
8.   Radiographic quality control
     A. Contrast
     B. Density
     C. Definition of detail
     D. Processing
     E. Equipment
     F. Darkroom
     G. Digital reader
     H. Image manipulation
9.    Film characteristics
     A. Film types
     B. Sensitometry
     C. Construction of film
10. Digital Imaging System
     A. Introduction
     B. Instrumentation
     C. Computed radiography
      D. Indirect digital radiography
      E. Direct digital radiography
      F. Signal to noise
      G. Sensitivity index
11.  X-ray Tube
     A. Diagnostic
     B. Fluoroscopy
     C. Mammography
12. Radiographic image quality
      A. Artifacts
      B. Troubleshooting artifact problems
13. Units of measurements
     A. Gray
      B. Sievert
     C. Roentgen
      D. Kerma
     E. Rad
      F. Conversion

Assignments:
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1. Weekly chapter reading (10-40 pages/week)
2. Completion of 8 - 12 laboratory experiments with lab reports
3. Completion of a technique chart project
4. 8-10 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%
Technique chart project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Lab final exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Quizzes, mid-term, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


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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