Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

RAD 201 - Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Principles and operation of radiographic imaging equipment, tube design, X-ray circuitry, mobile equipment, image intensification, and digital radiography/fluoroscopy.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  RAD 102 Image Production and Evaluation II

Credits: 2
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Compare and describe the construction of the main components of various imaging systems and the principles of operation of each.
  2. Discuss various modalities and fixed/mobile radiographic equipment in terms of purpose, components, types, and applications.
  3. Discuss fixed and mobile fluoroscopic equipment, image-intensified, flat panel and pulsed fluoroscopy in terms of purpose, components, types and applications.
  4. Define and explain electrostatics, electrodynamics, and magnetism.
  5. Identify and briefly describe electromagnetism, laws of electromagnetic induction, electromechanical devices, and transformers.
  6. Describe the construction and principles of operation of the x-ray circuitry, timers, rectifiers, generators, and mobile x-ray units.
  7. Identify and describe the advantages and disadvantages of x-ray tube design, rating charts, and methods used to extend x-ray tube life.