Our energized laboratory is used for Rad 194 and Rad 195 courses required for first-year students in our program.
Students in this class take actual exposures on phantom body parts. Manipulations in exposure techniques, positioning, and variation in the position of our equipment are performed to demonstrate the effects that are made on the finished radiograph. The resulting images are discussed and experiment worksheets are completed by the student after analyzing each image.
We have recently upgraded our equipment and computed radiography is now another component that is added to several experiments. We combine both film/screen exposures and computed radiography so that students will have the opportunity to learn both methods.
Our computed radiography equipment includes GE Centricity single reader system, viewing monitor, high resolution and standard resolution image receptors, and two workstations--each with double monitors. Students are able to expose the CR imaging plate, digitize the image, and then manipulate the images on the workstations.