DMI 120 - Radiographic Equipment and Operation
This course provides an introduction to the circuitry of radiation-producing equipment. The principles and operation of single-phase, three-phase and high-frequency generators are compared. Because radiographers must operate X-ray equipment responsibly, students learn about the design, function and safety protocols pertaining to the modern radiographic tube. In preparation for the study of radiobiology and protection in the following semester, the production, characteristics and hazards of ionizing radiation are explained. Students will also survey the theories of photon interaction in the patient in general diagnostic radiography.