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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

Quality Assurance


Version 1: Minimum of 15 hours (approximately 10 weeks). Version 2: Minimum of 21 hours (approximately 10 weeks). Version 3: Minimum of 26 hours (approximately 10 weeks). 

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.

Version 1: June 1980 - July 2002. Version 2: August 2002 - September 2023. Version 3: October 2023 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe and apply common principles of radiologic quality assurance testing procedures to assure the consistency in the production of quality images. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss quality control for imaging equipment and accessories; evaluate the results of standard QC tests; differentiate between quality assurance and quality control; list the benefits of a quality control management to the patient and to the department; and explain why the technologist, patient, and physician must be considered in quality assurance. Version 3: Students will be able to: differentiate between quality assurance and quality control components; identify the regulatory and accreditation agencies involved in quality management; discuss appropriate monitoring for digital image receptor system; describe the steps for recognition and reporting of equipment malfunctions; examine primary control tests specific to fixed radiography, fluoroscopy and mobile radiography equipment; explain the methods of testing special equipment including Tomography and mammography; list the items needed to establish a department manual; demonstrate the knowledge of the proper documentation procedures for quality control; and evaluate the continuous quality improvement, its importance in quality management and the benefits that it brings to quality assurance.


Version 1: Major topics include: quality assurance instrumentation to determine kilovoltage, milliampere-seconds, reciprocity, focal spot size, and X-ray field-light field coincidence. Use of an ionization chamber survey instrument to determine half-value layer radiation exposure, milliampere-seconds, reciprocity, and scatter radiation distribution. Version 2 and 3: All topics in Version 1; in addition, the importance of the technologist, patient, and physician in quality assurance.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: 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) (10/18 revalidation) (10/23 revalidation).