Analyze physical factors that have an impact on the patient’s radiation exposure.
DefinitionAnalysis should include physical factors such as
- body habitus
- status of pathology
Based on these physical factors, the radiologic technologist should adjust technical factors to ensure delivery of the appropriate quantity and quality of radiation.
- What adjustments may be needed to accommodate special-needs patients?
- What technical factors would need to be adjusted when radiographing a young patient vs. an elderly patient?
- How would the patient’s pathology affect radiation exposure?
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.
Other Related Standards
Common Career Technical Core
Identify existing and potential hazards to clients, coworkers, visitors, and self in the healthcare workplace.