• Digital Imaging for Beginners (Online)

Digital imaging is here, but is the “knobology” training the vendors supply during applications enough? Unless you completed x-ray school after 2003, digital imaging training has been either been nonexistent or sketchy at the best. Digital Imaging for Beginners makes available a foundation of knowledge for the working radiographer.You will learn the principles of digital imaging and how to apply them to create quality images. Technique, imaging processing, and quality control in digital differs from film/screen. This information is vital knowledge for the radiographer. Remember, the images you acquire and post process are the original data on PACS that the radiologist must work with.


After purchase, the link to this online CE activity will be delivered via email, or you can log in to the course at the link below.
Access the online link for reading material, take the post test at your convenience, and receive your certificate online immediately after successful completion of test.

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Course Topics: 

  1. Basic Fundamentals of Computers 
  2. Basic Principles of Digital Radiology 
  3. Creating an Image Using Computed Radiography Imaging 
  4. Monitors and Display for electronic images 
  5. Direct Digital Radiography

At the completion of this section the student should be able to: 

  1. Explain the differences between film screen detection and processing of the latent image and computed radiography detection and processing of the latent image. 
  2. Define terms related to computed radiography and digital imaging. 
  3. Explain the difference between spatial resolution and contrast resolution. 
  4. Explain the term dynamic range and it’s application to digital imaging. 
  5. Relate how photostimulable phosphor plates capture a latent image. 
  6. Explain how the computed radiography latent image is processed to produce a visible image. 
  7. Discuss the process of creating a digital image from analog information. 
  8. Explain the differences in exposure technique for computed radiography versus film screen radiography. 
  9. Explain how the energy spectrum required for computed radiography differs from the image spectrum used in film screen radiography. 
  10. Discuss the evaluation of the CR image. 
  11. Discuss the evolution of CR. 
  12. Relate CR specific artifacts that occur and how to resolve the artifact if possible. 
  13. Give examples of post processing of the image and how this is accomplished. 
  14. Explain DICOM and it’s importance. 
  15. Relate basic QC/QA practices for computed radiography. 
  16. Explain the importance of monitors in soft copy display 
  17. Relate the difference between viewing a color monitor and a monochrome monitor. 
  18. Discuss the difference between a CRT monitor and LCD monitor. 
  19. Explain the importance of the viewing angle when using an LCD monitor. 

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This program provides 3.25 AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must complete a post test and pass with a 75% or higher to receive your certificate of completion.

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AHEC Faculty

At Advanced Health Education Center, we take pride in our dynamic faculty, each hailing from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. Our educators are not only experienced but also bring a wealth of knowledge in their expertise, ensuring a rich and comprehensive learning experience for all. Committed, knowledgeable, and passionately dedicated to their respective modalities, our instructors embody the spirit of excellence that defines the AHEC experience.
Category Hours Revision Year(s)
Radiology > Image Production > Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 3.0 2022
Radiology > Image Production > Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 3.25 2017
Radiology > Image Production > Image Acquisition and Evaluation .25 2022

Digital Imaging for Beginners (Online)

  • Course ID: Homestudy-DigitalImg-392-o
  • Credit: 3.25 Credits Category A
  • Instructor: AHEC Faculty
  • Expiration Date: 12-31-2024
  • $49.95

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