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|Discipline and Nbr:
RAD PHYSICS/IMAGING SYST||
Radiation Physics and Medical Imaging Systems
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61BL and Course Completion of RADT 61A
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Prerequisites:Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 61BL and Course Completion of RADT 61A
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain principles of general and applied physics as they apply to
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
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
1. Fundamental units
2. Derived units
3. Systems of measurement
4. Electrostatics and electromagnetism
5. Radiographic technique
D. Photo timing
6. Scatter radiation
7. Radiographic equipment
D. Screens/ films
F.Computed radiography image receptors
G.Direct radiography image receptors
8. Radiographic quality control
C. Definition of detail
G. Digital reader
H. Image manipulation
9. Film characteristics
A. Film types
C. Construction of film
10. Digital Imaging System
C. Computed radiography
D. Indirect digital radiography
E. Direct digital radiography
F. Signal to noise
G. Sensitivity index
11. X-ray Tube
12. Radiographic image quality
B. Troubleshooting artifact problems
13. Units of measurements
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
- RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS by Steward Bushong, Mosby, current
- Radiographic Imagery and Exposure, Fauer, Mosby, current edition.
- Instructor-prepared material.