School Outline and Cost
"ENROLLING NOW FOR THE JULY CLASS"
* Payment Plans Available
Advanced X-Ray Training Institute is a "Department of State Health Services" approved school that meets all mandatory educational requirements.
Class schedule and availability are subject to minimum enrollments, and class dates and times may be subject to change, but students will be notified at least 3 weeks prior to class date. For legal questions or a copy of the law call the Texas Department of State Health Services at: (512) 834-6617. Your interest and your business is appreciated!
Cost, Payment and Reimbursement for Course:
For a "Limited Time" we are offering
a SPECIAL price of Only $900.
for our July Classes.
Classes fill up fast -- so --- Register Now!!
The total cost of this course is
Included in This Course:
All required Books, Handouts
2 Part Positioning DVD's,
Basic Medical Office Training,
Digital and Analog X-Ray Training,
Externship available in Several Facilities,
All graduates of this course can Return and Attend
any class at any time for no additional Cost!
You can request a spot for the next class and/or request more information by filling out the form on the "Register Here" page. In the comment section simply request any information you may need. Payment is not required.
If you wish to make a payment you can pay through a secure site located on the
"Register Here" page.
To SECURE your spot in class a deposit of $100.00 is due prior to class start date,
as classes will fill up fast.
This is a non-refundable deposit as it will be used to initiate each students book orders. The student can pay the remaining balance off any way they can,
as long as it is paid off by the time they graduate.
Discount for group enrollment from medical facility.
"We will Match any other Price offered
for this Course from any other School!"
NCT Curriculum Outline
CORE I: Radiation Safety and Protection - 22 Hours
1) Ionization of matter and its interactions in patients and technical personnel. 2) S.I. Units and English units of measurement of radioactivity. 3) Electromagnetic spectrum and its make-up and composition. 4) Biological effects of radiation, Threshold, Non-Threshold, Direct Hit Theory, Poison Water Theory. 5) Types of radiation and their respective sources: Cosmic, Natural, Man Made. 6) Collimation, shielding, radiation survey meters, and radiation monitoring devices. 7) Inverse Square Law and how it is applied, but not used in technique changes. 8) Maximum Permissible Dose (MPD) for occupational workers versus the general public. 9) Linear Energy Transfer (L.E.T.) and the Q factor for the various types of radiation.
CORE II: Radiological Equipment Safety, Operation and Maintenance - 16 Hours
1) Image receptors and their uses, Grid, Non-Grid, Screen. 2) The importance of quality control in radiation prone areas. 3) Processor breakdown, sections, functions, and the chemicals involved. 4) Types of add-on filters and primary beam limitation devices that can be used. 5) Back-up timers on photo-timed equipment, and incorporated safety features.
CORE III: Image Production and Evaluation - 24 Hours
1) X-Ray film: Intensifying, screen, grid, and their respective uses. 2) X-Ray tube Radiation production - Bremsstrahlung vs. Characteristic. 3) Density and Contrast - their differences, and the factors that control each. 4) The 15% Rule and the EMS Maintenance Formula, and their relationship to density. 5) Identify and describe various artifacts on a manifest image. 6) Film identification and film marking critical to radiology. 7) Correct the right technical factors (MA, TIME, KvP) to bring about the correct change in density or contrast necessary to produce a diagnostic image.
SKILL SETS: Applied Human Anatomy, Positioning, and Radiological Procedures 58 Hours Total:
A) SKULL – 10 hours D) ABDOMEN – 4 hours
B) CHEST – 8 hours E) UPPER EXTREMITIES – 14 hours
C) SPINE – 8 hours F) LOWER EXTREMITIES – 14 hours
G) PODIATRIC – 5 hours
BOOKS AND TEACHING OUTLINE: All Books, Handouts and a Positioning DVD are included in the cost of the course.
1) A book will be issued to all students that will be outlined and coincide with the following:
A. Radiation Safety and Protection
B. Basics of Radiobiology
C. Properties of X-Ray
D. Production of X-Radiation
E: Density and Contrast
F: Geometry of Image Formation
G: Prime Factors in Radiographic Exposure
H: Image Production Factors
I: The X-Ray Tube
J: Overview of Digital Technology in Radiography
K. How to Efficiently Operate and Maintain and X-Ray Department.
L. Radiographic Positioning and Techniques.
2) The book entitled “Pocket Guide to Radiography”
This pocket guide book will be a detailed positioning book that will be used during the positioning portion of the course and will be an added asset to each graduate as a reference guide.
Fonda L. Henson