FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING
- Program: Medical Assistant
- Course: Fundamentals of Radiographic Imaging
- Course #: MAST2000
- Total Credits: 2
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to give students an overview of limited radiology technology and the importance it plays in the medical field. It will provide students with the necessary information to understand the following: medical terminology as related to the specialty of radiology, the design and proper use of x-ray equipment, the principles of radiation safety with protection for both the operator and the patient, and the importance of good, safe working habits. It will also prepare students for the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) Limited Scope Examination for x-ray operators. The lab is situated off-campus.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Define ionizing radiation
Describe the formation of the x-ray image
Describe the effects of radiation to the human body
Describe the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) program
Position a human body part to produce an x-ray image of that part
Evaluate an x-ray image to ensure it is diagnostic
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