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Physical Principles of X-rays

1.75 Category A Credits ASRT approved.

ASRT approved and meets the ARRT requirements for Category A continuing education.

This continuing education course gives the imaging professional a better understanding of the physical principles of X-rays. Topics will include a general description of X-rays compared to other well-known rays, how X-rays can be generated and how they can be characterized with respect to their energy as well as behaviors and interaction of X-rays with matter. Conventional X-ray imaging is discussed with a focus on detector types and sources of noise. And, an overview of common applications within the imaging department, including fluoroscopy are briefly discussed.

ARRT CQR Credit Distribution

California: Accepted for Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT), Limited X-Ray Technician (XT) and X-Ray Supervisor/Operator.

Florida: Technical Category

Texas: Directly Related

NMTCB: Accepted

ARDMS: Accepted