September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 10, 2023  
September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DS 116 - Radiology

This course will provide the student with the necessary background knowledge of ionizing radiation including the following: history of dental radiography; image and x-ray production; radiation safety; patient and operator protection and quality assurance. Students will use paralleling and bisecting techniques to produce images. The advantage and disadvantage of each of those techniques will be discussed. Errors in exposure, developing and mounting will be addressed. Students will be given the opportunity to expose, process, mount and evaluate for diagnostic value films/images on a variety of patients. The procedural techniques for exposing extraoral accessory films utilized in dental offices will be introduced. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I , DS 102 Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting , DS 108 Dental Science , DS 110 Expanded Functions I , and CPR. Corequisite: None.