Radiographic Processing

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What you'll learn

Radiography is a booming branch in medical science that enables clinicians to study the structures internally with devices that work with electricity, rays, and sound waves. It is the basic tool in clinical medicine and dentistry which can be used for diagnosis and treatment purposes. Radiographic technologists or technicians assist in the diagnosis and management of human illness by producing diagnostic images (also called radiographs or X-rays) of relevant patient anatomy. They produce images by utilizing rays like X- rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to view the internal structures in the body. read more »»

During the first two decades, radiography was only to diagnose the diseases, fractures during world war. Initially conventional radiographic techniques with only a few planes have been introduced but as time advanced, newer and more sophisticated techniques have been developed which are enabling the clinicians and radiologists to study deeper into the structures of the body. Photographic processing of radiographic films is a critical part but is often overlooked in the field of radiology.

It is important to understand the various steps in the photographic process and the issues associated with each of these relative to quality images. Processing quality control is a key component of medical imaging quality assurance. This theory module provides a thorough introduction to radiographic film and film processing, handling, and storage. It also covers special imaging methods such as tomography and magnification radiography. It offers students and practitioners the knowledge of how analog images are created on film, and how to process radiographic film accurately, in preparation for working with real X-ray equipment.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • How radiographic film is constructed and the different types of film
  • To identify the chemical components, interactions, and processes required to create a radiograph
  • To identify the different systems within the automatic processor
  • The characteristics of intensifying screens and their care
  • The principles of tomography and magnification radiography

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