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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Principles of Radiographic Exposure I; 2. Principles of Radiographic Exposure II

Location: 
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.
Length: 

Course 1, Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 48 hours (approximately 39 weeks). Course 1: Version 3: 50 hours (39 weeks). 

Course 2, Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 15 hours (approximately 13 weeks). Course 2, Version 3: 31 hours (26 weeks). 

Dates: 

Course 1 and 2, Version 1: September 1974 - August 1987. Course 1 and 2, Version 2: September 1987 -  September 2018. Course 1 and 2, Version 3: October 2018 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1 and 2, Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the principles involved in the formation of the latent radiographic image and their application to different situations. Course 1, Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe and apply the governing and influencing factors utilized in the production of the radiographic image. Course 1, Version 3: Students will be able to: describe and apply the governing and influencing factors utilized in the production of the radiographic image; analyze the relationships of factors that control and affect image exposure; discuss practical considerations in setting standards for acceptable image quality; and apply conversion factors for changes in the following areas: distance, grid, image receptors, reciprocity law, and 15 percent rule.  Course 2, Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe and apply the governing and influencing factors as they relate to factor compensation and sensitometric principles. Course 2, Version 3:  Students will be able to: describe and apply the governing and influencing factors as they relate to factors compensation, sensitometric, and digital principles; analyze the relationships of factors that control and affect spatial resolution; and explain and create a standardized technique chart; evaluate digital artifacts.

Instruction: 

Course 1, Version 1: Major topics include: definitions; characteristics of X-rays; formation of the latent image; intensifying and fluoroscopic screens; prime factors of radiographic exposure; factors controlling and affecting radiographic quality; beam restricting devices (collimators, cones, cylinders, and diaphragms); filters; grids; stereoscopy; condition influencing; choice of chart; kilovoltage and milliamperage; review of grid conversion factors; review of screen conversion factors; kilovoltage distance conversion factors; use of higher kilovoltages; demonstration of radiographic experiments. Course 2, Version 1: Major topics include: sensitometric properties of X-ray film: terminology; the electromagnetic spectrum; characteristic curve. Course 1, Version 2: Major topics include: definitions; characteristics of X-rays; formation of the latent image; intensifying and fluoroscopic screens; prime factors of radiographic exposure; factors controlling and affecting radiographic quality; beam restricting devices (collimators, cones, cylinders, and diaphragms); filters; grids; condition influencing; choice of chart; kilovoltage and milliamperage; review of grid conversion factors; review of screen conversion factors; kilovoltage distance conversion factors; use of higher kilovoltages; demonstration of radiographic experiments. Course 2, Version 2: Major topics include: sensitometric properties of radiographic film: terminology; the electromagnetic spectrum; characteristic curve. Course 1, Version 3: Major topics include: definitions; characteristics of X-rays; formation of the latent image; prime factors of radiographic exposure; factors controlling and affecting radiographic quality; kilovoltage and milliamperage; contrast; spatial resolution; beam restricting devices (collimators, cones, cylinders, and diaphragms); filters; grid; grid conversion factors; choice of chart; distortion; automatic exposure control; patient factors; and demonstration of radiographic experiments. Course 2, Version 3:  Major topics include: terminology; the characteristic curve; computed radiography (CR) versus digital radiography (DR); technique charts; image analysis; digital factors; digital artifacts; and digital image quality. 

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1, Version 1, 2, and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (12/80) (12/88 revalidation) (9/93 revalidation) (10/98 revalidation) (10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation) (10/18 revalidation). Course 2, Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (12/80) (12/88 revalidation) (9/93 revalidation) (10/98 revalidation) (10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation). Course 2, Version 3: In the lower division baccalaurate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (10/18 revalidation). 

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