RAD 111 X-Ray Image Acquisition and Evaluation 2 credits

This course covers concepts involved with digital x-ray imaging. It includes image acquisition and the evaluation of image characteristics. Focus is placed on the correlation between total x-ray exposure and the effect on image Students become oriented to the profession of radiologic technology and the imaging process. Primary topics emphasized in this course include patient relations and communication, the basic principles of radiography and radiation safety. Also addressed are basic medicolegal issues, the history of radiography and the current health care environment. Pre-clinical preparation covers the transition from classroom to clinic. R, W1, M2, 12 (1 lecture hour and 2 laboratory hours)

Prerequisite: RAD 110 with a minimum grade of C

Note: In addition to tuition, this course requires an additional tuition rate of 1.75 times the current in-district tuition rate.