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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

Equipment Operation and Management

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

Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 60 hours (approximately 40 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: September 1974 - July 1999. Version 2: August 1999 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the general theories of physics relevant to mobile and fixed radiology equipment and apply them to radiation physics in both descriptive and quantitative terms; describe potential difference, current and resistance; describe the general components and function of the x-ray circuit to include the tube and filament circuits; and compare generators in terms of radiation produced and efficiency.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: fundamentals of mathematics; radiological physics: fundamental units; derived units; mechanics; atomic structure of matter; electrostatics; magnetism; electrodynamics; electromagnetism; transformers; X-ray tubes; roentgen rays; interaction of radiation and matter; radiographic circuits and equipment; production and properties of radiation. Laboratory work is not included.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiation Physics (12/80) (12/88 revalidation) (9/93 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiation Physics (10/98 revalidation) (10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation) (10/18 revalidation).

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