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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0615 RADIOGRAPHY

RADIOGRAPHY is the study of technologies which use ionising and non-ionising (e.g. ultrasound) radiation for producing diagnostic images and administering radiation therapy.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the principles and practice of radiographic imaging and treatment.

Courses in Narrow Field 0615 Radiography develop skills in:
. calculating duration and intensity of radiation doses
. positioning patients, screens and equipment accurately
. preparing radioactive materials and operating imaging equipment

This narrow field comprises the following detailed field:

061501  Radiography


061501 Radiography

Radiography is the study of technologies which use ionising and non-ionising (e.g. ultrasound) radiation for producing diagnostic images and administering radiation therapy.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. medical imaging equipment operation
. radioactive materials preparation
. radiation exposure factors
. radiographic examination methods
. radiological dosimetry

Exclusions:

Developing diagnostic imaging systems. This is included in Detailed Field 039903 Biomedical Engineering.
Radiology. This is included in Detailed Field 060115 Radiology.
Dental radiography. This is included in Detailed Field 060799 Dental Studies, n.e.c.

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