Digital Radiology for the Imaging Professional

Margaret Ewart I Margaret's Portfolio I ETAP 623 Fall 2012


It's Time to Learn...Digital Radiology!

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Course Purpose & Introduction

Greetings and welcome to Digital Radiology for the Imaging Professional!

The intent of this mini-course is to address the need for additional education for technologists that entered the field of radiology before digital radiography was part of the didactic component of the student's education. Learners of this course should take away a clear understanding of the physical principles of digital radiography. They will learn historical aspects of digital imaging, processing fundamentals, and theoretical foundations to use digital equipment effectively in the clinical setting.



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Unit 1: What is Digital Radiography?

Target Objectives

At the conclusion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  • Provide a brief description and timeline of the history of digital radiography.
  • Identify key digital radiography modalities.
  • Describe the major components of a digital imaging system.

Unit 2: The Digital Image Process

Target Objectives

At the conclusion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  • Define the term digital image processing.
  • Identify and describe five classes of digital imaging processing operations.
  • Describe four characteristics of a digital image and how they affect the appearanceof the image.

Unit 3: Troubleshooting in Digital Radiography

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Target Objectives

At the conclusion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the primary considerations of quality assurance in digital radiography.
  • Identify characteristics that affect image quality.
  • Identify common artifacts associated with digital radiography.

Digital Radiography References and Resources