RTC 100 RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY I
RTC 100 – Radiologic Technology I
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:
- apply basic atomic structure, physics, and mathematical concepts as they pertain to radiologic technology;
- evaluate radiographic images for technical and geometrical “correctness”
- discuss patient radiological protection;
- identify and describe components of radiographic equipment and circuitry;
- discuss x-ray interaction with matter;
- calculate and analyze factors contributing to x-ray technique and patient dose; and
- discuss discovery and early findings with radioactivity.