RADA 330 Physics of Imaging • 2 Cr.


Presents an overview of CT. MRI, and fluoroscopy instrumentation and terminology. Course includes image post processing procedures for CT and MRI. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify major components of the fluoroscopy unit
  • Predict the changes in primary and remnant beam radiation resulting from changes in operator controls
  • Describe how static and dynamic images are stored
  • Evaluate radiation protection procedures for the patient and their effects on image quality
  • Describe possible equipment malfunctions
  • Identify components and define terminology used in CT
  • Identify components and define terminology used in MRI
  • Evaluate images in CT and MRI for diagnostic quality
  • Describe imaging post processing procedures in CT and MRI