Go!Cards Technology – X-Ray Part 1

Are you preparing for the Radiology Board Examination and looking for consolidated, up-to-date knowledge on technical topics in radiology? Do you have to gather knowledge from a mix of sometimes very old and technically outdated books, and still feel you don't get it? Do you want to quickly and to the point review and test the most important facts before the exam to see where your knowledge stands?

Then our Go!Cards are just right for you!

Hanna Styczen · 16. August 2023

In this Go!Cards set, you will find a total of 41 questions and answers on the topic of X-Ray (Part 1) to prepare for the Radiology Board Examination. You can quickly review and test the most important facts before the exam to see where your knowledge stands.

Our Go!Cards were developed according to the current European Training Curriculum for Radiology of the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

This set includes 41 questions and answers with the following subchapters:

  • Radiation Physics
  • X-Ray Radiation
  • Important Dosage Terms Part 1

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The specific learning objectives corresponding to the ESR’s European Radiology Training Curriculum for Radiology are:

B-I-14 Radiation Protection Education and Training


  • To list the sources and properties of ionising radiation
  • To list and explain mechanisms of interaction between ionising radiation and matter/tissues
  • To list and explain mechanisms of radioactive decay
  • To explain the phenomena of X-ray interaction with matter and the consequences for image generation, image quality and radiation exposure
  • To list and explain definitions, quantities and units of kerma, absorbed energy dose (Gy), organ and effective doses (Sv) as well as exposure rate and dose rate
  • To understand the mechanism of X-ray production
  • To describe radiation effects on cells and DNA
  • To describe cellular mechanisms of radiation response, repair and cell survival
  • To describe radiation effects upon tissues and organs
  • To explain differences in radiation response between healthy tissue and tumours as basis for radiation treatment
  • To define and explain stochastic, deterministic and teratogenic radiation effects
  • To describe types and magnitudes of radiation risk from radiation exposure in medicine
  • To specify types and magnitudes of radiation exposure from natural and artificial sources
  • To explain the factors influencing image quality and dose in diagnostic radiology
  • To describe the methods and tools for dose management in diagnostic radiology: radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, mammography, and those for paediatric patients
  • To list the key components of image quality and their relation to patient exposure
  • To understand the effects of poor-quality images

B-I-15 Principles of Imaging Technology & Molecular Imaging

Knowledge Radiography

  • To explain the relative value of a radiographic examination for the various organ systems and indication
  • To have an in-depth understanding of the physical basis of image formation of conventional X-ray
  • To explain the concept of electromagnetic waves
  • To describe X-ray production, with emphasis on the effects on dose and image quality of altering kV and mA and on the trade-off between diagnostic quality imaging and minimising the effective dose
  • To describe the interaction between X-rays and matter
  • To have an in-depth understanding of dosimetry
  • To have an in-depth understanding of radiation biology
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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons