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RTC 100 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY I

RTC 100 – Radiologic Technology I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 100 Radiologic Technology I

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Formal acceptance into the Radiography program

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course provides detailed information on the theory of X-ray techniques and its practical application in radiography.  Seminars are conducted in the classroom/laboratory on radiographic film evaluation.  Students learn to critique or differentiate between radiographs of diagnostic quality and non-diagnostic quality.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. apply basic atomic structure, physics, and mathematical concepts as they pertain to radiologic technology;
  2. evaluate radiographic images for technical and geometrical “correctness”
  3. discuss patient radiological protection;
  4. identify and describe components of radiographic equipment and circuitry;
  5. discuss x-ray interaction with matter;
  6. calculate and analyze factors contributing to x-ray technique and patient dose; and
  7. discuss discovery and early findings with radioactivity.