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RAT 1241 Radiologic Sciences I

This course is designed to help the student understand the concepts of electromagnetic energy, electricity, x-ray equipment, production of x-radiation and its interaction with matter. Special radiographic equipment including digital radiography and the concepts of radiation safety and protection will also be presented.

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

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Explain the relationship between electricity and electromagnetism and their affects on x-radiation production.
  • Explain the relationship between the atom and the different types of ionizing radiation.
  • Describe the various parts and functions of the x-ray machine, circuit and x-ray tube.
  • Describe and explain mobile radiography equipment, fluoroscopy equipment, and digital radiography equipment.
  • Explain the different types of interactions that can take place between x-radiation and matter.
  • Explain the different types of x-ray production, the emission spectrum, and what influences them.
  • Explain the principles of radiation protection and safety and how they are applied to workers, patients, and the general public.
  • Describe the differences between types of radiation, their properties and the standard units of measurement.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3