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RAD 115 - Digital Imaging and Image Acquisition

Credits: 2
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Lab Contact Hours: 1
Description: In this course, students will gain an understanding of the components, principles and operations of the digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Study of the technical factors affecting image quality, processing of digital images and data management. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors, exposure numbers, exposure latitude and image brightness and contrast are discussed. This course will incorporate the process of image analysis and quality control. Students will develop and apply the critical thinking process to the art of image critique.

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program. PHYS 123  with a minimum grade of 3.0. RAD 105  with a minimum grade of 3.0.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
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Students who already have this knowledge or certification may qualify for prior learning credit.

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