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Course Desciption

Consists of lectures and demonstrations on the techniques of evaluating imaging, therapeutic and processing equipment for operation recording to manufacturer's specifications. An introduction to the concepts of quality control and quality assurance in the radiology department. Includes the study of quality assurance tests for radiographic machines and film processors. Various Q.C. laboratory experiments will be performed.

Prerequisit

None.

Textbook(s)

(1) Joel, (Quality Control in Diagnostic Imaging) university Park Press. (2) BRH (NRCD) Manuals, (Quality Assurance for Radiographic X-Ray Units and Associated Equipment)- FDA 79-8094).

Course Objectives

To enable students to describe the types of Q.A. tests, their frequency and record keeping procedures in a Q.A. Programme. They should also describe the purpose and function of various Q.A. control testing tools and instruments and participate in, or perform, quality control testing of equipment in general radiography, fluoroscopy, conventional and computed tomography, digital subtraction angiography and ultrasound. They also should analyze, interpret and report results of testing and identify causes of film faults and to:- Recognize the significance of a quality assurance program with regard to benefits for the patient and the department. Perform first level quality control tests to include radiographic, fluoroscopic and tomography units. Perform quality tests for processors. Perform quality control tests for ancillary equipment, advanced imaging equipment and protective devices. Recognize the involvement of state and federal agencies in quality control.

Topics Covered

1- Introduction to Quality Control Management . 2- Film Darkrooms and Film processing. 3- Processor Quality Control. 4- Radiographic Ancillary Equipment 5- Quality Control of Fluoroscopic Equipment

Class/Laboratory Schedule

Tuotorial, Demonstration, Practical.

Computer Applications

None.