
RAD 172LB  Medical Imaging Technology I Lab 0.5 Credits, 1.5 Contact Hours 0 lecture periods 1.5 lab periods
This is the lab portion of RAD 172 . Introduction to the principles of xray production. Includes matter and the atom, mass and energy; electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism; xray tubes, xray generators, diagnostic xray systems, ALARA guidelines and practices, and the prime factors.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 201IN , RAD 170 and RAD 170LB . Corequisite(s): RAD 171 , RAD 171LB , RAD 172 , RAD 173LC Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Describe ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) guidelines and practices.
 Discuss the “Prime Factors”; milliamperage, kilovoltage, exposure time, and distance and calculate mathematical problems related to each.
Performance Objectives:
 Describe the characteristics of matter and energy.
 Identify the various forms of energy.
 Define electromagnetic radiation and specifically ionizing radiation
 State the relative intensity of ionizing radiation from various sources
 Relate the accidental discovery of xrays by Roentgen
 Discuss examples of human injury caused by radiation
 List the concepts of basic radiation protection
 Discuss the derivation of scientific systems of measurements
 List the three systems of measurement
 Identify nine categories of mechanics
 List and define units of radiation and radioactivity
 Review mathematics for radiologic science
 Identify the structure of the atom and electron binding energy
 Explain the difference between two forms of ionizing radiation: particulate and electromagnetic
 Discuss halflife and radioactivity
 Discuss the electromagnetic spectrum
 Describe the difference between Frequency and Wavelength
 Describe and compute math problems for Inverse Square Law
 Properties of matter and energy
 Define types of electric circuits
 Compute math problems for OHM’s law and Power formula
 Relate the experiments of Oersted, Lenz, and Faraday in defining the relationships between electricity and magnetism.
 Explain the operation of the highvoltage generator, including the Filament Transformer and the rectifiers
 Relate the important differences among singlephase, threephase, and highfrequency power
 Explain how the different types of transformers work
 Discuss the different types of generators and how they work
 Describe the general design of and xray tube
 Define actual and effective focal spots
 Define and draw a representation of the Line Focus Principal
 Define Bucky/Grid Factor and be able to compute math problems
 Describe how added beam filtration effects density and contrast
 Explain the types of Compensating filters and when to use them
Outline:
 Matter and the Atom, Mass, and Energy
 Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetism
 The XRay Tube
 XRay Generators
 Diagnostic XRay Systems
 ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Guidelines and Practices
 The Prime Factors
Effective Term: Spring 2020
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