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Health Careers Education
HL00450
Image Analysis II
64.00
Content is designed to provide a basis for analyzing radiographic images. Included are the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
-Discuss the elements of a radiographic image.
-Identify anatomy on radiographic images.
-Apply the problem-solving process used for image analysis.
-Describe an effective image analysis method.
-Describe the role of the radiographer in image analysis.
-Apply the process for evaluating images for adequate density/brightness, contrast, recorded detail/spatial resolution and acceptable limits of distortion.
-Explain how the radiographer determines that an adequate level of penetration has been applied to produce the desired level of contrast.
-Summarize the importance of proper positioning.
-Discuss the impact of patient preparation on the resulting radiographic image.
-Analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
-Identify common equipment malfunctions that affect image quality, and corrective action.
-Differentiate between technical factor problems, procedural factor problems and equipment malfunctions.
-Critique images for appropriate technical, procedural and pathologic factors, and employ corrective actions if necessary.
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Diagnostic Services Radiologic Technologist