XRT 211 - Radiographic Technology III
Study of advanced radiography of the facial bones by producing and evaluating phantom radiographic images. Continuation of advanced radiographic exposure utilizing theory, applications, and problem solving. Additional focus is on the fundamental principles of radiation biology and protection with emphasis on implications for technologists. Two class hours, three laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: XRT 153 with a grade of C or better.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. At the completion of the course the student will: distinguish among the major sources and types of radiation, categorize the various biological effects of radiation, and apply radiation protection concepts to ensure the radiation dose to the patient, public and occupational radiation worker is as low as reasonably achievable.
2. Perform standard radiographic procedures for imaging the facial bones.
3. Critique standard radiographic images of the facial bones to determine diagnostic acceptance.
4. Select technical factors incorporating voltage waveform, beam restriction, radiation production and interaction, and various image receptors influences on image qualities.
Course Offered Fall only