CCOG for RAD 106 Spring 2023
 Course Number:
 RAD 106
 Course Title:
 Radiographic Equipment I
 Credit Hours:
 4
 Lecture Hours:
 40
 Lecture/Lab Hours:
 0
 Lab Hours:
 0
Course Description
Addendum to Course Description
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of radiologic physics and is the first in a series of three courses on this subject. Each course builds upon information from the previous courses in the series. The student will receive instruction on the physical laws which underlie the production of Xrays in a medical environment. Secondary topics which affect Xray production will also be discussed.
Radiological Physics I is required as part of the Radiologic Technology degree program. Prior to enrolling in this course the student must be accepted in the Radiologic Technology Program, and have completed the required prerequisite courses. This course is also a prerequisite for taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification in Radiography. Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institution to which the student wishes to transfer.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

Diagram, label and describe the functions of the components in a basic xray circuit.

Examine the interrelationship between matter and energy as it relates to interactions in the xray tube and the patient’s body.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
 Diagram, label and describe the function of the components in a basic xray circuit.
 Research the basic principles of matter and energy and synthesize the findings into a written report.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, issues and concepts
 Math Review and Measurements
 Scientific Notation
 Logarithms
 Graphing
 Units of Measurement
 Problem Solving
 Motion and Energy
 Newton's laws of motion
 Energy
 Heat
 Atomic Structure
 Electron Orbital Shells & Bonding Energies
 Molecules
 Periodic Table
 Radioactivity
 Electromagnetic Radiation
 Sine Waves
 Electromagnetic Spectrum
 Conservation of Energy and Matter
 Electricity
 Electrodynamics
 Circuits
 DC/AC Current
 Magnetism
 Magnetic Fields
 Electromagnetism
 Transformers and Rectification
 Principles of Transformers
 Principles of Rectification
Skills
 Calculate problems using fractions, exponents, and scientific notation in basic algebraic equations as well as determine significant digits and convert units within the SI system.
 Perform calculations involved in motion become familiar with the terminology used in motion and energy.
 Describe the structure and makeup of matter with particular attention to electrons, including orbital arrangement and binding energies.
 Illustrate the electromagnetic spectrum, describe the characteristics of Xrays in relation to other radiations in this spectrum. Explain the principle of wave and particle model theories.
 Describe the fundamental properties of electricity and its application in everyday life as well as in the production of xradiation. Perform calculations using Ohm=s law for series and parallel circuits.
 Explain and/or demonstrate the properties of magnetic fields. Illustrate the concept of electromagnetism and how it relates to motor operation and the use of transformers. Describe the applications of transformers and rectifiers as used in both the high voltage and filament circuits of an Xray generator.