RADIOGRAPHY TESTING

Level I:  40 hours

A. Radiographic Equipment Operating and Emergency Instruction
  • Personnel monitoring
  • Survey instruments
  • Leak testing of sealed sources
  • Radiation survey reports
  • Radiographic work practices
  • Exposure devices
  • Emergency procedures
  • Storage and shipment of devices
  • State and Federal regulations

B. Basic Radiographic Physics 
  • Introduction
  • Fundamental properties of matter
  • Radioactive materials
  • Types of radiation
  • Interaction of radiation with matter
  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Radiation detection
  • Exposure devices and radiation sources
  • Special radiographic sources and techniques

C. Radiographic Technique Course
  • Introduction
  • Basic principles of radiography
  • Radiographs
  • Radiographic image quality
  • Film handling, loading and processing
  • Exposure techniques
  • Fluoroscopic techniques


Level II:  40 hours

A. Film Quality and Manufacturing Process Course
  • Review of basic radiographic principles
  • Darkroom facilities, techniques and processing
  • Indications, discontinuities and defects
  • Manufacturing processes and associated discontinuities
  • Radiological safety principles review

B. Radiographic Evaluation and Interpretation Course
  • Radiographic viewing
  • Application techniques
  • Evaluation of castings
  • Evaluation of weldments
  • Standards, codes and procedures for radiography