RAT 1241 Radiologic Sciences I
This course is designed to help the student understand the concepts of electromagnetic energy, electricity, x-ray equipment, production of x-radiation and its interaction with matter. Special radiographic equipment including digital radiography and the concepts of radiation safety and protection will also be presented.
- Explain the relationship between electricity and electromagnetism and their affects on x-radiation production.
- Explain the relationship between the atom and the different types of ionizing radiation.
- Describe the various parts and functions of the x-ray machine, circuit and x-ray tube.
- Describe and explain mobile radiography equipment, fluoroscopy equipment, and digital radiography equipment.
- Explain the different types of interactions that can take place between x-radiation and matter.
- Explain the different types of x-ray production, the emission spectrum, and what influences them.
- Explain the principles of radiation protection and safety and how they are applied to workers, patients, and the general public.
- Describe the differences between types of radiation, their properties and the standard units of measurement.
Credit Hours: 3
- Classroom: 3 hours
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Radiologic Technology
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: No