Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RADI 221 - Principles of Radiologic Imaging 2

3 CR
In this course, students will focus on image quality through an in-depth study of influencing factors. A diagnostic problem-solving approach to image analysis will be presented with an emphasis on forming accurate and predictable corrective action plans. In addition, students will compare and contrast basic features and functions of specialized imaging equipment with those of the conventional x-ray unit. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Radiography Program required.
Requisites: Take RADI 131 , RADI 133 , and RADI 134  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify common components of the imaging process.
  2. Evaluate image brightness as a property affecting radiographic image quality.
  3. Evaluate the contrast resolution as a property affecting radiographic image quality.
  4. Identify recorded detail as a property affecting radiographic quality.
  5. Recognize distortion as a property affecting radiographic image quality.
  6. Evaluate image critique as an analytical process.
  7. Understand the process of quality management as it relates to radiographic image quality.
  8. Describe how exposure charts are developed.
  9. Identify the fixed kilo voltage exposure system.
  10. Identify the variable kilo voltage exposure system.
  11. Identify automatic exposure control systems.
  12. Calculate appropriate new exposure factors for multiple changes in exposure factor variables.
  13. Identify the special features and functions of mobile imaging equipment.
  14. Describe the special features and functions of fluoroscopy and image intensification equipment.
  15. Identify the special features and functions of conventional tomography equipment.
  16. Identify the special features and functions of mammography equipment.
  17. Identify the special features and functions of Bone Densitometry equipment.