Principles of Servicing Diagnostic X-Ray Systems is a skills development program that teaches the new service professional the cognitive skills necessary to understand the X-ray system and its applications in the medical community. The program is divided into six major learning units:
- Introduction to radiography
- Radiation safety
- The production of X-rays
- Formation of the X-ray image
- Image receptor technologies
- PACS troubleshooting basics
The course contains lecture, demonstration, and hands-on training, which teach participants proper operation, radiation safety, image quality assessment, and global understanding of the Xray system.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to perform first level service on the radiographic system.
To attend this course, the service professional must have a two year associate degree in electronics or equivalent service experience.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Have a thorough understanding of X-rays and X-ray production
- Follow safety procedures for patients, physicians and individuals
- Describe the criteria for high quality radiographs
- Understand overtable radiographic, fluoroscopic, and special procedures system operation
- Describe the parameters of all current image receptor technologies
- Have a basic understanding of PACS and DICOM