RAT 2543 Radiologic Sciences III
Fundamental principles of molecular and cellular effects of x-ray interaction, along with a comprehensive study of health physics and radiation protection to include quality management and quality assurance testing of the radiographic system. Includes basic principles and applications of computed tomography.
Prerequisites: RAT 2442
- Describe the effects of irradiation of macromolecules, along with the radiolysis of water and the principle of target theory.
- Describe the laws, physical, and biological factors that affect radiation response.
- Describe acute radiation syndromes, local tissue damage, cytogenetic effects, late effects of radiation exposure.
- Explain health physics, the principles of radiation protection, and design principles as they pertain to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts.
- Identify and discuss the need for quality management in diagnostic imaging.
- Describe the basic principles of computed tomography and practical applications of CT in medical imaging.
- Identify and discuss the various quality management tools and procedures of radiographic imaging systems.
Credit Hours: 2
- Classroom: 2 hours
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Radiologic Technology
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: No