Radiographic Imaging Equipment

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 1513 (RADR 2309)  Section Number: 101

Fall 2011

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: BH 108

Days & Times:

Tuesday 10:00-11:50 am

Course Attachments

Course Syllabus  1513_syllabus_11.pdf


Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a S
Lecture/Lab Text - 4th edition
  ISBN: 9781401871941

Principles of Radiographic Imaging
Workbook and Laboratory Manual - 4th edition
  ISBN: 9781401871956

MSU Faculty Member
Gary D. Morrison MEd, RT(R), MRT   
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Course Objectives

SCANS COMPETENCIES: The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills that a student needs in order to succeed in the work environment.  These skills are: 1) Basic Skills, 2) Thinking Skills, 3) Personal Qualities, 4) Resources, 5) Interpersonal Skills, 6) Information, 7) Systems, and 8) Technology.


COURSE OBJECTIVES (with SCANS):  Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.      Perform mathematical calculations pertinent to this course. (1,2,4,6)

2.      Describe basic atomic theory and the various forms of energy. (1,2,4,6)

3.      Define basic physics related terms. (1,6)

4.      Describe and apply the basic concepts of electricity and electromagnetism. (1,2,3,4,6,8)

5.      Identify and explain the role of various parts of the x-ray circuit and types of x-ray equipment. (2,3,5,6,7,8)

6.      Discuss the x-ray production process and x-ray interactions with matter. (2,3,6)

7.      Describe the construction, characteristics, and care of radiographic film, screens, and cassettes. (1,2,3,5,7,8)

8.      Describe the following as they relate to the automatic processor: chemicals, systems, maintenance, and artifacts. (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

9.      Recognize the need and benefits of silver recovery from the processor. (1,2,3,6,7,8)

10. Discuss alternative processing methods. (1,2,3,5,6,7,8)

NOTE: Your textbook contains chapter specific objectives that should be reviewed, with the chapter, prior to discussion of the material and as a guide to prepare for quizzes.

Course Expectations

Labs (2 tests) = 20%

Quizzes (6)    = 30%

Midterm (1)     = 25%

Final (1)          = 25%


There is also a self-assessment activity for each quiz which will count 10% of the quiz score.

Grading Standards

See Course Requirements above.

Submission Format Policy

SCANTRON POLICY - You will be required to use Scantron answer sheets for all quizzes & exams.  If you change an answer you must do the following:


1)         Erase the incorrect answer completely,

2)         Blacken in your new choice,

3)         In the margin next to the change, write the letter for your new choice,

4)         When you turn your test in, tell me about the change & I will initial it.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

See below

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance and being on time is mandatory.  Excessive absences will result in a referral to the Dean of Students, and may result in your being dropped from the Program.  Excessive absences are defined as:  More than 3 unexcused absences from lecture AND/OR lab.  MISSED QUIZZES & LABS MAY ONLY BE MADE UP IF PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.

Other Policies

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY:  Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class and may result in suspension or dismissal from this course and from the program.  Cases will also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.


By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.


PARTICIPATION:  All students are expected to fully participate in all class activities, including lectures and discussions, demonstrations, presentations, small-group projects, and collaborative learning activities.


PROFESSIONALISM: At all times, students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.  Professionalism includes establishing positive relationships and interactions with peers, colleagues, and faculty; attending respectfully to others who are sharing information with the class; being flexible to unforeseen changes in schedules and assignments; and, being prepared for all class meetings.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.