Principles of Radiographic Imaging II

Course Details

Course Number: 2123  Section Number: 201

Spring 2010

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 108

Days & Times:

Lecture:        Tuesday, 10-12

Lab:                   Section 1 A  Monday,         10:00 – 12:00 pm
Section 1 B  Monday,         1:00 –   2:50 pm
Section 1 C  Wednesday   3:00 – 4:50 pm

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Beth Leigh Veale PhD   
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Course Objectives

SCANS Competencies

The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) was established to determine skills that students need in order to succeed in the work environment.

Description of Scans competencies as follows:

1.    Basic Skills
2.    Thinking Skills
3.    Personal Qualities
4.    Resources
5.    Interpersonal Skills
6.    Information
7.    Systems
8.    Technology

 Course Objectives:                                                                                                                       


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:


1.   Recognize proper radiographic density on the radiograph


2.   Differentiate radiographs according to contrast properties


3.   Evaluate radiographs for appropriate detail


4.   Determine causes of distortion on the radiograph


5.   Discuss properties of the patient as a beam emitter


6.   Critique radiographs according to established guidelines


7.     Weigh the benefits versus pitfalls of the following exposure charts
A.    Fixed kVp
B.    Variable kVp
C.   Other technique systems
D.   AEC


8.   Formulate a working technique chart


9.   Compare digital imaging to film/screen imaging


10. Discuss consequences regarding patient dose and protection that may arise from issues relating to objectives 1-8.


Course Expectations




  SPRING 2011





JAN 18



No lab on Monday, 1/17 (MLK)

Lab will be held on 1/19

Carlton Ch. 28

JAN 25

Quiz 1 – Density




Carlton Ch. 29


Quiz 2 - Contrast




Carlton Ch. 30


Quiz 3 – Detail




Carlton Ch. 31

FEB 15

Quiz 4 – Distortion

The Patient as a Beam Emitter



Carlton Ch. 16

FEB 22

Quiz 5 –The Patient as a Beam Emitter

Midterm Review





Critiquing Radiographs


Carlton Ch. 32




Carlton Ch. 28-31, 16

MAR 15




MAR 22

Quiz 6 – Critiquing Radiographs

Comparing Exposure Systems


Carlton Ch. 34-38

MAR 29

Quiz 7 – Comparing Exposure Systems

Digital Imaging


Carlton Ch. 24-26

APR  5

Digital Imaging



APR 12

Quiz 8 – Digital Imaging

Quality Management



Chapter 33

APR 19

Quiz 9 – Quality Management



ARR 26

Review Begins


Ch.16, 24-26, 28-38

May 3

Final Review

Lab finals 4/27 and 5/2


May 10

Final Exam



Grading Standards

QUIZZES AND MAJOR EXAMINATIONS:         No make-up exams will be given for missed exams unless the absence is excused.  Missed quizzes and exams will count as a zero. 

GRADING:                                                                            SCALE:

 Lecture grades comprise the following 80% of the total grade:
Quizzes             =          25%                            90 - 100                 =          A
Midterm            =          30%                            80 -  89                  =          B
Final                   =          25%                            75 -  79                  =          C
Laboratory       =          20%                            68 -  74                  =          D
67 - below            =           F

Laboratory grades comprise the following 20% of the total grade:

Project          =            5%

Final               =          15%

Final Exam5/4/2011  TBD

Submission Format Policy


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.

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


The student has a responsibility to attend all classes / labs at the designated time of that class or lab. If a student does not, they may be classified as tardy or absent. The following criteria of those classifications are solely those of the instructor of this class.


Any student that arrives to class / lab after the starting time designated in the university catalogue of classes will be considered tardy. If a student arrives tardy, two (2) points will be deducted from their final average for each tardy. If the student has an unexcused absence, five (5) points will be deducted from their final course average. There will be no exception to this policy.

 Absent from Class

A student will be considered absent from class / lab if the student does not show up after one half of the class time has expired. The student will be marked as having an unexcused absence from class. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in failure of the course and possible dismissal from the program.

A student will be considered as having an excused absence from class / lab if the following criteria has been established:

  1. Death of an immediate family member.An immediate family member is considered to be a grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, in-law, aunt, uncle, or child.  Evidence may be necessary; obituary, notice of funeral.
  2. Summons to appear in court or jury duty.  A copy of the summons is required. 
  3. Call to military service. A copy of your orders to report is required.
  4. University sponsored event.  Members of athletic teams, college bowl participants, etc. will be excused with proper notification.
  5. Debilitating Illness or Disability.  Will be addressed on an individual basis.

If a student if affected by an illness that is not debilitating, (i.e. flu, virus infection) which may result in the student missing one or more consecutive  class / lab sessions, that student will be marked as unexcused for the amount of days missed unless a doctor's note is provided.   A doctor's note must have a statement to the affect that you were seen in the office, or you are cleared to return to classes. It does not have to state what you were seen for. There will be no exception to this policy.   

Personal Appointments

Students should refrain from making appointments that will take them out of class / lab. Routine doctor or dentist visits are an example of this.  If you leave class / lab early because of an appointment, or for any other reason, the occurrence will be treated with the same regard as tardiness.

Other Policies


MSU Student Honor Creed:

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

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 be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

Please note: 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 not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

Special Needs:
In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals.  A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information.  Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved.  If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution.  The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

 CLASSROOM CONDUCT:  It is important that you respect the right of every student in the classroom to learn. Talking during lecture, shuffling books or papers, leaving or entering the room during lecture, or any other type of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated, and may result in your being asked to leave the classroom.  If this should occur, you will not be allowed to return to class that day and it will be treated as an absence with a 5 point deduction from your final grade.  Repeat offenders will be sent directly to the program coordinator's office.  Cell phones, PDA, I-Pods, etc., are not to be used in class.  Disruptions due to these devices may result in your dismissal from class and or the program.

This course also requires working in groups.  Teamwork is an essential element in the healthcare industry.  When in the labs, you must work within the group and NOT as an individual.

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.