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CCOG for RAD 132 Spring 2023

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Course Number:
RAD 132
Course Title:
Radiographic Image Production
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Course Description

Introduces theory and practical application of digital systems, computed radiography (CR), direct radiography (DR), image processing, image quality, subtraction, and quality assurance. Includes a lab using test tools with energized equipment. Prerequisites: RAD 115.

Addendum to Course Description

The student must have completed RAD 115 & RAD 107.  RAD 132 is required as part of the Radiologic Technology degree program. It 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:

  • Appropriately use digital imaging equipment to produce quality radiographic exposures.

  • Apply knowledge of digital imaging principles to produce quality radiographic images.

  • Apply quality assurance and quality control processes to produce quality radiographic images.

Course Activities and Design

This course covers digital imaging including computed radiography and direct radiography.  Also covered are the quality control tests.  Class attendance is required to receive a grade in this course.
Various media are used in presenting the course content. Diagrams, schematics, slides, videos, and other visual aids are used in the lecture/discussion sessions. These sessions are designed to be relevant to the skills and knowledge the student will need in the application of radiological imaging. There will be reading assignments from required textbooks. There may be outside reading assignments.
Safety is extremely important; therefore, is taught throughout this course. Pertinent safety points are noted in this course. Please contact the department director or the Office of Students with Disabilities, Sylvania ST 229, if you have a disability so that appropriate accommodations can be made for your course of study.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the student will be given a syllabus including the major examinations and the dates on which they will be given. Quizzes may be given without notice. Points will be earned for quizzes, assignments, and examinations. The points will accumulate throughout the term.
The objectives may be tested in a variety of ways; i.e., multiple choice questions, written essay questions, oral examinations, and manual demonstrations.
The final grade for the course will be determined by a percentage of the accumulated points. A term grade of "C" (75%) is required to pass this course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Review Intensifying Screens & film

  2. Digital Radiography

  3. Quality Assurance