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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.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • 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
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 14, Rm 220
Faculty: Arnold
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Restrictions: Restricted to RAT Majors, Restricted to RAT Majors
Note: B Term
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MWF from 10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: B01
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MWF from
10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: B01