Describe the basic concepts of radiography.
DefinitionDescription should include the ways radiation is administered in order to create radiographs that will identify and help dentists diagnose conditions that may otherwise go undetected.
- How was radiology discovered?
- What are the three types of radiation? Which type is used in dentistry?
- What conditions can be diagnosed by using a radiograph?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
The student will investigate and understand that different frequencies and wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum are phenomena ranging from radio waves through visible light to gamma radiation. Key concepts include
- the properties, behaviors, and relative sizes of radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays;
- wave/particle dual nature of light; and
- current applications based on the respective wavelengths.