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Original Release Date: July 8, 2011
Review Date: July 6, 2014
Expiration Date: July 5, 2017
This course will cover the basic requirements and steps necessary to process a quality radiographic image. The characteristics of an acceptable radiograph will be reviewed, with emphasis placed on the production of diagnostic images. Manual, automatic, and rapid processing techniques will be discussed, along with the equipment needed to safely and correctly process traditional x-ray film.
AGD Subject Code: 165
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
- Define the qualities of a diagnostic radiographic image.
- Discuss film processing and equipment management for manual, automatic, and rapid processing procedures.
- Define quality assurance (QA) measures necessary for the production of diagnostic radiographs.
- Identify processing errors and methods for correction.
- Discuss digital imaging, including the types of digital imaging, the equipment needed, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of technology.
Sharon Crowe, RDH, BSDH, MS, graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and completed her Master of Science Degree from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. A practicing dental hygienist for 23 years she teaches at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI and works private practice in Oshkosh. Current president of Fox Valley Dental Hygienist's Association, Sharon provides continuing education courses for colleagues and participates in numerous community activities promoting dental health.
- Courses must be completed within 1 year of the date of purchase or by the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.