RADI320 Physics Instrumentation in Computed Tomography
Department of Health Sciences: Radiography
- I. Course Number and Title
- RADI320 Physics Instrumentation in Computed Tomography
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Admission to the Computed Tomography program
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course focuses on the physics, theories, application, and instrumentation of computed tomography equipment. Students discuss quality control procedures and the appearance, prevention of computed tomography image artifacts and adjustment required for correction.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- describe the history of computed tomography;
- differentiate the difference between the generations of computed tomography machinery;
- explain the function of the principal components of the computed tomography scanner; and
- evaluate computed tomography images for evidence of appropriate image quality.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Computed tomography history
- Computed tomography system principles, operation and components
- Image parameters and data acquisition
- Image processing
- Image display
- Image quality
- Artifact recognition and reduction
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consist of electronically administered exams, multi-media projects and participation in online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval Date 04/18