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RAT 2543 Radiologic Sciences III

Fundamental principles of molecular and cellular effects of x-ray interaction, along with a comprehensive study of health physics and radiation protection to include quality management and quality assurance testing of the radiographic system. Includes basic principles and applications of computed tomography.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: RAT 2442 

Outcomes

  • Describe the effects of irradiation of macromolecules, along with the radiolysis of water and the principle of target theory.
  • Describe the laws, physical, and biological factors that affect radiation response.
  • Describe acute radiation syndromes, local tissue damage, cytogenetic effects, late effects of radiation exposure.
  • Explain health physics, the principles of radiation protection, and design principles as they pertain to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts.
  • Identify and discuss the need for quality management in diagnostic imaging.
  • Describe the basic principles of computed tomography and practical applications of CT in medical imaging.
  • Identify and discuss the various quality management tools and procedures of radiographic imaging systems.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2