RAD 022 - Fundamentals of X-Ray and Radium Physics - Units 4
Corequisites: RAD 020, Advanced Radiographic Positioning and Terminology, and RAD 020A, Advanced Clinical Laboratory, and RAD 021, Advanced Radiographic Anatomy.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiological Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
This course is designed to introduce the structure of the atom, concepts of mechanics, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, electrodynamics, electrostatics, electric generators and motors. The production and control of high voltage rectifiers, and the components and principles of operation of the x-ray circuit are also included. Properties of x-rays, x-ray production, and x-ray interaction with matter are detailed. Performing calculations utilizing the English and metric systems are covered. (CSU)