RADON 103 Radiographic Techniques • 2 Cr.
Explores essential factors in radiographic technique. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe the components of various types of x-ray film, and identify specific components applicable to radiation therapy departments.
- Identify the components of intensifying screens, describe their function, and predict the response of a screen to varying amounts and energies of radiation.
- Compare and contrast system speeds relation to quantities of radiation used and resolution produced.
- Identify the components of an automatic processor, describe the components role in image production, and identify common trouble shooting procedures.
- Define radiographic and optical density, and predict the effect on them of changes in radiation amounts and energies.
- Define radiographic contrast, identify the factors affecting it, and predict the changes produced by varying amounts and energies of radiation used.
- Define resolution, identify the factors affecting it, and predict the effect of varying those factors.
- Describe the components of the x-ray tube, and describe the production of x-rays at the target.
- List the properties of ionizing x-radiation.
- Compare and contrast those properties to those of particulate radiation.
- Describe the interaction of diagnostic x-rays and matter.
- Describe the construciton of a grid, identify its purpose, its proper use, and the effects produced when improperly used.