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RAD 110 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure

Credits: 2.5
Provides the theory and skills necessary to analyze the diagnostic quality of a radiograph and effectively manipulate exposure variables to produce a diagnostic radiograph.

Prerequisite(s): RAD 100 , RAD 105 , RAD 108W , RAD 130 , LW 206A  each with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade
Corequisite(s): RAD 120W , RAD 122 , RAD 150 , RAD 205W , RAD 210W , RAD 215 , LWA 206B , LWA 206C  
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 23
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Discuss image quality standards.
    1. Discuss practical considerations in setting imaging standards.
    2. Define radiographic quality.
    3. Discuss acceptance limits in image quality.
  2. Analyze the factors affecting the photographic property of exposure to the IR.
    1. Define radiographic/IR exposure.
    2. Identify the acceptable range of radiographic/IR exposure.
    3. Analyze the relationships of all factors affecting radiographic/IR exposure.
    4. Produce radiographic images utilizing variable exposure factors.
    5. Assess the quality of the images related to radiographic/IR exposure.
  3. Analyze the factors affecting the photographic property of gray scale/dynamic range.
    1. Define radiographic gray scale/dynamic range.
    2. Differentiate between narrow and wide dynamic range.
    3. Explain the association between radiographic fog and visibility of detail.
    4. Analyze the relationships of all factors affecting radiographic gray scale/dynamic range.
    5.  Produce radiographic images utilizing variable exposure factors.
    6. Assess the quality of the images related to radiographic gray scale/dynamic range.
  4. Analyze the factors related to the geometric property of recorded detail.
    1. Compare/contrast visibility of detail and radiographic detail.
    2. Define radiographic detail.
    3. Define spatial resolution.
    4. Identify the factors that produce geometric unsharpness.
    5. Analyze the relationships of all factors affecting recorded detail.
    6. Produce radiographic images utilizing variable exposure factors.
    7. Assess the quality of the images related to radiographic detail.
  5. Analyze the factors related to the geometric property of distortion.
    1. Define radiographic distortion.
    2. Differentiate between size distortion and shape distortion.
    3. Analyze the relationships of all factors affecting radiographic distortion.
    4. Produce radiographic images utilizing variable exposure factors.
    5. Assess the quality of the images related to both size and shape   distortion.
    6. Discuss “wanted” distortion. 



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