2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

RAD 49315 Medical Imaging II

This course is a continuation of the principles of Medical Imaging 301. This imaging course will cover the principles of beam restriction, limiting, and collimation, scatter radiation, minimizing patient dose, ESE, and the inverse square. The prime radiographic factors and image quality components of density, contrast, detail, and distortion are addressed. Radiographic grids structure and function as well as discussion of factors that affect image density and image quality will also be included in this course. This imaging course will include a review of x-ray production and interaction with matter. X-ray film and screen properties which include construction, handling and storage and associated properties, sensitometry, automatic processing and silver recovery of radiographic film will be included. Prerequisite: RAD 49303 with a minimum grade of C.