2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

RAD 260 - Advanced Imaging Systems

Description: Overview of the various fields of medical imaging with a focus on Computed Tomography.

Prerequisites: RAD 200 .

Corequisite: RAD 230  and RAD 240  and RAD 250 .

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Imaging modalities
  2. Modality principles
  3. Modality integration
  4. Radiation safety
  5. Computed Tomography (CT) Fundamentals
  6. CT system components, operations & processes
  7. Data acquisition and image processing
  8. CT equipment and instrumentation
  9. CT image quality and artifacts
  10. CT procedures
  11. CT radiation protection
  12. CT cross-sectional anatomy

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the energies used to generate images in medical imaging. (1)
  2. Explain the theoretical principles and the practical applications of various specialties within medical imaging. (2)
  3. Define and discuss modality integration. (3)
  4. Describe radiation and other safety practices within the modalities. (4)
  5. Explain the benefits and clinical applications of CT scan technology. (5)
  6. Describe the components, operations and processes of the CT imaging system. (6)
  7. Describe the function of the array processor used for image processing and reconstruction. (7)
  8. Name the common controls found on CT operator consoles and describe their usages. (8)
  9. Identify and describe artifacts most commonly affecting CT images and how they can be reduced or eliminated. (9)
  10. List and describe common procedures and techniques used in CT. (10)
  11.  Describe the application of radiation protection devices used in CT. (11)
  12. Identify cross-sectional anatomy for common procedures of the head, chest and abdomen. (12)