This subject introduces the diverse array of technology required for the medical radiation sciences. It serves as a basic technological introduction to x-ray production and radiation detection. It provides an understanding of the technological requirements of quality management, safety and standards.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
This subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science
Module 1: X-ray production
- The x-ray tube
- The x-ray beam and its production
- The use of x-rays (diagnostic and therapeutic)
Module 2: Radiographic technique
- X-ray beam attenuation and subject contrast
- Control of scattered radiation
- Exposure Control
- Image display and viewing
- Image quality
Module 3: Image production
- Image capture:- film/screen; fluoroscopy; computed radiography (CR); digital radiography (DR)
- Modulation Transfer Function
Module 4: Nuclear Medicine Science
- Radiation decay
- Scintillation detectors
- Other radiation detection devices
Module 5: Equipment applications
- Conventional tomography
- Dental x-ray
- Radiation therapy
Module 6: Quality assurance and department design.
- Equipment standards
- Radiation protection and dosimetry
- Electromechanical standards and quality assurance
- Room design, including radiation protection
- Basic principles of quality assurance and quality control programs
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.