DMI 50A Introduction to Medical Radiography (3)
Lec-35, Lab-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: Admission to the curriculum in Radiologic Technology; completion/concurrent enrollment in DMI 49
Introduction to radiation physics, X-ray equipment, and imaging factors governing film exposure, processing and quality.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Synthesize factors related to optimal image quality to evaluate radiographs.
- Outcome 2: Model accurate operation of equipment used in the measurement of ionizing radiation.
- Outcome 3: Synthesize the cardinal principles of radiation protection while applying the concept of ALARA in a laboratory setting as applicable to clinical practice
- Outcome 4: Evaluate the impact of historical events upon the Radiologic Sciences professions
- Outcome 5: Compare and contrast sources, properties and units of measurement for different types of ionizing radiation
- Outcome 6: Summarize the impact of atomic constituents as related to the process of ionization and radioactivity
- Outcome 7: Compare and contrast factors related to X -ray production, X-ray interactions with matter and chemical/biologic changes with radiation.
- Outcome 8: Integrate parameters of imaging equipment and technique in order to obtain a radiographic image.