By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:

  • Describe the general design and operation of a hot cathode diode tube. 
  • Explain the process of x-ray production. 
  • Identify changes in tube design that have improved the functionality of x-ray tubes.
  • Discuss the importance of quality processes during x-ray tube manufacturing. 
  • List several actions that can be performed by radiographers to prolong x-ray tube life. 
  • Describe the construction of an image intensifier. 
  • Explain the operation of an image intensifier. 
  • Discuss the technology innovations that have improved fluoroscopic imaging.


ACCREDITATION TYPE:  ASRT - Technologists                   

CREDIT HOURS:  1                

Accreditation Information: 

Unless otherwise noted, this program will be ASRT-approved as a Category A program by the first start date. You must submit the required information by the deadline date to obtain continuing education credit. 

Target Audience

The target audience is radiologic technologists. Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.