MX2310 - Apparatus and Accessories

This course has been developed so that the student will have a comprehensive knowledge of the production of x-radiation that will be useful for medical purposes. The student will understand the use of the x-ray tube, its components, and characteristics that will allow the proper control of the x-ray beam. The student will have a basic knowledge of the electrical circuits that are essential for the production of the type of x-radiation that will result in high quality radiographic imaging. The student will learn about the effective use of grids and collimators to reduce patient dose and improve image quality. The student will have knowledge of methods employed to facilitate heat dissipation during the production of x-radiation, as well as practical skills employed to conserve tube life. The student will be able to identify signs of tube failure.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of semester 3

Corequisite(s): MX2200, PH2200

This course is offered in the following programs:
Medical Radiography