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RADT 430 Principles of Radiographic Image Production

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Course Description

This course covers the application of the theoretical physics of x-ray production, as well as the practical job of producing quality radiographs with the least possible dose to the patient. Included in this course is a thorough exploration of the major and minor technical factors, including mAs, kVp, distance, and filtration. In addition, there is an analysis of image quality, and methods for correcting improperly exposed radiographs.

Units: 3.5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: PHYS 405
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU