Radiographic Physics
3 Credit Hours

Explores the physical concepts of energy, the structure of matter, electrostatics, electrodynamics, magnetism, electromagnetism, electric generators and motors. The principles of electricity are studied as it relates to x-ray circuits, rectification, and x-ray production. X-ray tubes, rating charts, and interaction of x-rays with matter are included. Prerequisites: BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, HSC-113 Medical Terminology, an approved college-level Math course, HSC-104 Introduction to Health Care, RAD-122 Radiographic Procedures I, RAD-210 Clinical Education I and RAD-320 Imaging I. Co-requisites: BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab, PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology or PSY-112 Psychology of Human Relations, RAD-142 Radiographic Procedures II, RAD-230 Clinical Education II and RAD-365 Imaging II.