RAD 250 L - Quality Assurance
The basic principles and techniques of quality assurance testing presented and illustrated through laboratory experiments. Major emphasis on the tests and measurements used to analyze imaging systems with minimum information loss.
Prerequisite: RAD 201 Equipment Operation and Maintenance
2 Laboratory Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define and describe the historical development of quality assurance, quality management, quality care, quality control testing and the QM tool used to evaluate them.
2. Perform, identify and describe the purpose, frequency of testing, test equipment, potential problems, acceptance limits, and possible corrective actions for radiographic equipment, processing equipment, and viewing equipment.
3. Perform, identify and describe the quality control testing for beam geometry and quality.
4. Define and briefly describe quality assurance/control testing for CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional, Mammography, and Digital Imaging.
5. Explain the purpose of Total Quality Management within a radiology department.
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