Studies principles and operation of general and specialized x-ray equipment. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the physical construction and operation of radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray units.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Admission into the Radiography Program, to include: RAD 100 Introduction to Radiology and Protection. RAD 111-112 Radiologic Science I-II, or equivalent.
At the completion of this course the student will be able to:
B. Describe the construction and purpose of the high-tension generator (transformer).
C. Describe the construction and purpose of the rectification circuit.
D.Describe the components and purpose of the exposure timing system.
E. Diagram and identify the components of a standard rotating anode x-ray tube.
F. Describe the components and purpose of mobile x-ray units, to include:
H. Describe the theory and principles of body plane radiography (tomography).
I. List and state the purpose of the following specialized radiographic systems:
B. Components and Controls in X-ray Circuits
C. High Tension Generators
D. Fuses, Switches and Interlocks
E. Exposure Switches and Timers
F. X-ray Tubes.
G. Portable and Mobile X-ray Units
H. Fluoroscopy and Image Intensifiers
I. Tomographic Equipment
J. Specialized Radiographic Equipment
K. Digital Imaging Systems
General care and testing of radiographic equipment.