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RAD 120 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: An introduction to the fundamental factors of film-screen image production, processing, film imaging with related accessories and image analysis.

Prerequisites: Radiologic Technology cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Describe the establishment of image appearance standards, characteristics and the importance of a Quality Assurance program.
2. (Analysis Level) Distinguish density, contrast, recorded detail, distortion, spatial and exposure latitude.
3. (Knowledge Level) Define beam filtration and list beam-limiting devices, their function and applications.
4. (Comprehension Level) Compare scattered and secondary radiation including factors and effects.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain control of remnant beam/exit beam methods to include function, construction, types, grid characteristics, selection and primary cutoff.
6. (Knowledge Level) Describe exposure factors and the concepts of exposure factor formulation.
7. (Knowledge Level) Outline the considerations of the darkroom and storage environment.
8. (Knowledge Level) Define the characteristics of image receptors, image receptor holders and intensifying screens.
9. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the steps and components of automatic film processing system including artifacts and silver recovery.
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. 78), Principles of Imaging (p. 90), Radiation Production and Characteristics (p. 92) and Image Analysis (p 82) of the Radiography Curriculum (2012)established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and recognized as a standard for accreditation by 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

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography