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RAD 170 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
SUN#: NA
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: Digital image acquisition, image display and image analysis.

Prerequisites: RAD120 and Radiologic Technology Cohort student

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Describe the basic principles of digital radiography, including digital image characteristics and digital receptors.
2. (Analyis Level) Compare detector properties and evaluative criteria and dynamic range versus latitude.
3. (Comprehension Level) Outline the process of image acquisition, including common image acquisition errors.
4. (Comprehension Level) Associate the impact of various image processing parameters to the image appearance.
5. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the fundamental principles of exposure.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the basic concepts of image evaluation.
7. (Comprehension Level) Give examples of the basic practice of quality management and the need of maintenance as related to digital image acquisition.
8. (Knowledge Level) Define the various types of image display, including monitors, film, Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) and teleradiology.
9. (Knowledge Level) Describe the elements of a radiographic image.
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain effective image analysis to include standards, appearance, procedural factors, positioning, centering, radiation protection and corrective actions.
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) 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
http://www.asrt.org/docs/educators/ed_curr_rad2012approved_071112.pdf?sfvrsn=0

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

ARRT Radiography Didactic and Clinical Requirements
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Competency-Requirements/RAD-Competency-Requirements.pdf
ARRT Content Specifications Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Disciplines/Content-Specification/RAD-Content-Specification.pdf
ARRT Task Inventory Radiography
https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Examinations/RAD-Task-Inventory-2012.pdf