2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RADI 131 - Principles of Radiologic Imaging 1

3 CR
In this course, students will move beyond the physics of how the beam is created, to explore how the image is created. Students will study the many variables that affect the creation of the image, as well as study both film/screen and digital image acquisition and processing systems. In addition, image quality factors will be addressed.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Radiography Program required.
Requisites: Take RADI 121 , RADI 123 , RADI 124 , and RADI 125  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the components of diagnostic x-ray tubes.
  2. Analyze the production of x-rays.
  3. Explain filtration.
  4. Classify the prime factors.
  5. Explain how human limitations of vision and perception impact the diagnostic image.
  6. Relate changes in beam restriction to image quality and patient dose.
  7. Explain the concept of the patient as the beam emitter.
  8. Analyze how pathology can create challenges to quality imaging.
  9. Relate grid use to image quality.
  10. Analyze digital radiography.
  11. Evaluate digital imaging processing.
  12. Discuss digital image management.
  13. Discuss the imaging process.