Rs300 Digital Imaging, Processing and Quality Assurance 2 credits
This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of computer theory, terminology and their applications in medical imaging. Components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems used in diagnostic radiology are introduced to blend digital concepts with film-based systems applications. In addition, the student will be introduced to the important concept of quality assurance, which is necessary for the continued production of quality diagnostic radiographic images. The student will also learn the process of radiographic film to include proper storage and handling of exposed and unexposed radiographic films, recognition of common artifacts and their causes, and a study of an automatic film processor. 2 hours/week - 2 credits. Prerequisite: Rs330.

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