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RAD 120 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: An introduction to the fundamental factors of digital image production, with related accessories and image analysis. Prerequisite: Radiologic Technology cohort student.

Prerequisites: Radiologic Technology cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the establishment of image appearance standards, characteristics, and the importance of a Quality Assurance program. (CSLO 2)
2. (Analysis Level) Distinguish density, contrast, recorded detail, distortion, spatial, and exposure latitude. (CSLO 4)
3. (Comprehension Level) Define beam filtration and list beam-limiting devices, their function and applications. (CSLO 1)
4. (Analysis Level) Compare scattered and secondary radiation, including factors and effects. (CSLO 2)
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain control of remnant beam/exit beam methods to include function, construction, types, grid characteristics, selection, and primary cutoff. (CSLO 4)
6. (Comprehension Level) Describe exposure factors and the concepts of exposure factor formulation. (CSLO 2)
7. (Knowledge Level) Define the characteristics of image receptors. (CSLO 2)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will achieve a level of competency as outlined by the compendium of learning objectives for Digital Image Acquisition and Display (p. 41), Principles of Imaging (p. 36), Radiation Production and Characteristics (p. 33), and Image Analysis (p 48) of the Radiography Curriculum (2017) established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and meet the Professional Requirements specified in Section 2.02 of the ARRT Rules and Regulations and identified in the Competency Requirements for Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Radiography Curriculum
https://www.asrt.org/docs/default-source/educators/curriculum/radiography/acad_curr_radcurrfinal2017_20170206.pdf?sfvrsn=2

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
https://www.arrt.org/docs/default-source/discipline-documents/radiography/rad-competency-requirements.pdf?sfvrsn=20
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/docs/default-source/discipline-documents/radiography/rad-content-specifications.pdf?sfvrsn=22
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/docs/default-source/discipline-documents/radiography/rad-task-inventory.pdf?sfvrsn=18