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VET 205 - Radiology and Imaging Techniques

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Principles and techniques of radiographic imaging. Includes the physics behind production of X-rays, ultrasound and advanced imaging. Introduction to radiographic equipment, endoscopy equipment, ultrasound equipment and 3 dimensional imaging units. Instruction in workplace safety measures regarding imaging equipment.

Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 112IN  and VET 115IN .

Corequisite(s): VET 114 VET 120 VET 150 VET 205LB , and VET 210 

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Implement and follow recommended safety measures and terminology.
  2. Explain principles of imaging, function, and care of equipment.
  3. Discuss various forms of contrast media.
  4. Identify radiographic artifacts.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Implement and follow recommended safety measures.
  2. Explain principles of imaging.
  3. Explain function and anatomy of x-ray machines.
  4. Care for equipment.
  5. Discuss various forms of contrast media.
  6. Define radiological terminology.
  7. Identify radiographic artifacts.
  8. Explain function and care of endoscopy equipment
  9. Explain function and care of ultrasound equipment

  1. Radiation Safety
    1. Protection
    2. Standard precaution procedures
    3. Recognizing faulty equipment operations
  2. Principles of Imaging
    1. X-ray generation
    2. Terminology
    3. Contrast agents and utilization for studies
  3. Function and Anatomy of X-ray Machines
    1. X-ray tube anatomy
    2. Stationary machines
    3. Portable machines
    4. X-ray films and screens
    5. Cleaning and maintenance
    6. Operating machines
  4. Function and Care of Endoscopy and Ultrasound machines
    1. Endoscopy equipment overview
    2. Ultrasound equipment overview
    3. Interference and limitations of ultrasound and endoscopic imaging
  5. Radiographic Quality
    1. Density
    2. Contrast
    3. Detail
    4. Distortion
    5. Exposure variables

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22

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