2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Jan 24, 2021  
2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RAD 013 Principles of Radiographic Technique


Units: 4
Prerequisites: RAD 010 Introduction to Radiography , with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisites: RAD 011 Radiographic Positioning and Terminology , and RAD 012 Radiographic Anatomy .
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles involved in producing a diagnostic radiograph. The course includes detailed instruction in radiographic film, equipment, and accessories utilized in image production. The primary factors of kilovoltage (KV), milliamperage (MA), time, and distance are explained. Practical application of exposure calculations is performed. Also included is: discussion of the sensitometric properties of x-ray film; quality control, patient characteristics; pathological conditions relative to technique selection; the principles and designs of radiographic technique charts; and fundamental principles of digital radiography and fluoroscopy. (CSU)



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