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RADT 202. Radiation Physics

Credits: 6
Department: Radiologic Technology
Description: Review of radiation physics, fundamentals of x-ray production, beam characteristics and units of measurement.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. List at least five types of electromagnetic radiation.
2. Discuss and explain how x-rays are produced.
3. List and describe the five basic photon interactions with matter.
4. Solve numerical problems in radiation physics.
5. Compute x-ray beam attenuation.
6. Define and apply x-ray tube rating limits and charts.
7. Identify and describe the function of the components in an x-ray tube.
8. Calculate changes in x-ray exposure based on changes in x-ray tube settings and distance.
9. Explain and use quantitative methods to describe beam quantity and quality.

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