Radiography & Radiation Protection

Radiography for Dental Nurses & DCPs (Course 4): Imaging Equipment for Dental Radiography

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Course Details:

This course will provide the dental team who do not take, but may or may not have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to the Compliance with Imaging Equipment for Dental Radiography.

It provides the following elements in compliance with Schedule 3 of IR(ME)R 2017.

General

  • Principles of radiological techniques
  • Production of x-rays
  • Equipment selection and use

Fundamentals of Image Acquisition

  • Image formats
  • Acquisition
  • Processing
  • Display and storage

iLearn recommends that you complete the full series of training courses in this subject to ensure you have the required information to support you in this area. 

Once you have completed this course please move onto Radiography for Dental Nurses & DCPs (Course 5): Quality Assurance & Quality Control in Dental Radiography

Completion of all five courses suitable for your job role complies with IR(ME)R and IRR requirements.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment. If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident. 

Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide the dental team who do not take, but may or may not have a role in the production of an x-ray image with information relating to the process of x-ray image production by analogue systems and the process of x-ray image production by digital systems.

Meeting requirements in the IR(ME)R 2017 - Regulation 17, IRR 2017 - Regulation 15 and the 2001 Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners.  

Objectives:

Learners will be able to: 

  • Outline the process of x-ray production.
  • Define the process of x-ray image production.
  • Define the mechanism of producing an analogue image using intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic film techniques and the processing procedure.
  • Explain the mechanism of producing a digital image via direct and in-direct methods.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of digital imaging and aspects of image manipulation.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands: 

  • The process of x-ray production.
  • The process of x-ray image production.
  • The mechanism of producing an analogue image using intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic film techniques and the processing procedure.
  • The mechanism of producing a digital image via direct and in-direct methods.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of digital imaging and aspects of image manipulation.