Course Descriptions

PHY 141 - Radiographic Physics

3 Credits

An introductory course in electricity, magnetism, and radiation physics, stressing the basic principles underlying the operation of x-ray equipment and auxiliary devices. Topics will include AC and DC circuits, electromagnetism, electronics, production and detection of x-rays, and x-ray machine circuitry. Spring semester only. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS)

Prerequisite: XRT 111

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the scientific method as it applies to measurements, analysis, and problem solving.
2. Apply appropriate mathematical techniques to problem solving.
3. State the fundamental principles of electrical engineering as relevant to radiologic equipment.
4. Discuss the physical nature of x-rays.
5. Describe the processes that produce x-rays in radiological equipment.
6. Demonstrate competency with basic lab instruments.
7. Differentiate between good and bad data.
8. Write a reasonable conclusion for a laboratory experiment.

Course Offered Spring only

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Spring Semester 2019