MAST2000 Fundamentals of Radiographic Imaging

This course is designed to give students an overview of limited radiology technology and the importance it plays in the medical field. It will provide students with the necessary information to understand the following: medical terminology as related to the specialty of radiology, the design and proper use of x-ray equipment, the principles of radiation safety with protection for both the operator and the patient, and the importance of good, safe working habits. It will also prepare students for the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) Limited Scope Examination for x-ray operators. The lab is situated off-campus.




BIOL2045 or BIOL2115 or HLTH1010

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Define ionizing radiation
Describe the formation of the x-ray image
Describe the effects of radiation to the human body
Describe the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) program
Position a human body part to produce an x-ray image of that part
Evaluate an x-ray image to ensure it is diagnostic

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Eden Prairie Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details