Overview

By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:

  • Describe the general design and operation of a hot cathode diode tube. 
  • Explain the process of x-ray production. 
  • Identify changes in tube design that have improved the functionality of x-ray tubes.
  • Discuss the importance of quality processes during x-ray tube manufacturing. 
  • List several actions that can be performed by radiographers to prolong x-ray tube life. 
  • Describe the construction of an image intensifier. 
  • Explain the operation of an image intensifier. 
  • Discuss the technology innovations that have improved fluoroscopic imaging.

Target Audience

The target audience is radiologic technologists. Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.