X-rays were discovered as a result of investigations relating to electricity and magnetism. When these electrical and magnetic phenomena are properly utilized and controlled, x-rays can be produced. If an x-ray specialist is to function efficiently, they need a clear understanding of these factors. While you may be able to rely only on charts in routine work, unusual cases and situations will undoubtedly present themselves. When this happens, you will need to understand the principles involved. The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with those principles.
One lesson of this course deals with basic concepts of atomic structure and energy. Another covers electricity, the general principles of electrical circuits, and various electrical devices. Another lesson covers x-ray machine circuits and the all-important x-ray tube. Knowledge of this material will enable the x-ray specialist to understand how these devices work together to produce and control x-rays so that good quality diagnostic radiographs will result. The final lesson discusses radiation safety for yourself and your patients.
This course is part of our X-Ray and Radiology series.
Includes a questions and answers section at the end of each lesson.
Designed for iBooks with full illustrations and diagrams included.
- Matter and Energy
- Electricity, Magnets, and Circuits
- X-Ray Circuits and Tubes
- X-Ray Safety