RATEC 103 Principles of Radiographic Exposure • 4 Cr.
Examines the application and analysis of concepts in manipulation of technique to maximize image quality while maintaining ALARA. Topics include: applying mathematical concepts to solve multiple technique variables, analyzing imaging scenarios for dose and image quality factors, and employing key concepts in image acquisition and display.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Relate manipulation of technical factors to the operation of the x-ray tube and the production of x-rays.
- Define filtration, identify the legal requirements, and discuss the effect of it on the primary beam.
- Describe potential interactions of x-ray with matter.
- Explain HIS , RIS and PACS and their respective uses in a medical center.
- Vary technical factors to achieve image quality and demonstrate ALARA given various imaging scenarios.
- Identify elements that effect image quality factors.
- Compare and contrast various image receptors.
- Describe structure and function of image receptors components.
- Differentiate among the types of image acquisition systems.
- Define key elements in image display.
- Discuss personal responsibilities for correctly marking images, maintaining personal repeat rates, and preventing artifacts.
- Identify ethical considerations associated with technology superseding knowledgeable application of the digital imaging capabilities