Course Details

Course Number: 4753  Fall 2013

Location: Online

Days & Times:

Distance Education

Course Attachments

RADS 4753 SyllabusThis document contains policies and procedures for this course.   RADS 4753 Mammography Syllabus Revised-20130823-162541.pdf


Mammographic Imaging: A Practical Guide (3rd ed.)
This text covers mammographic procedures
  ISBN: 9781605470313

Publication Manual of the American Psychological A
This text covers the fundamentals of writing including in-text citations and referencing.
  ISBN: 9781433805615

MSU Faculty Member
Debra Wynne   
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Course Objectives


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

  1. Identify risk factors for breast cancer.
  2. Describe breast disease signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  3. Discuss the guidelines for mammography screening, breast self-examination, and clinical breast examination.
  4. Compare the risks to the benefits of mammography.
  5. Identify and discuss the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the breast.
  6. Explain mammographic technique needed to obtain quality breast images and resultant diagnosis.
  7. Describe basic positions/projections utilized to image the breast.
  8. Modify these positions/projections based upon patient and physician need.
  9. Discuss mammography image receptors.  
  10. Identify design characteristics of film-screen mammography units.
  11. Discuss the advantages of digital imaging mammography.
  12. Describe how a digital image is created and processed.
  13. Discuss quality assurance for full field digital mammography.
  14. Identify networking and hardware components for digital mammography imaging.
  15. Define terms used to manipulate the image for individual digital images.
  16. Discuss basic additional diagnostic procedures and breast cancer treatments.

Course Expectations


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Grading Standards











59 or less (or failure to complete all course assignments)


Final Exam12/9/2013  

Submission Format Policy

Students must submit assignments reflective of Baccalaureate work.

Course Format:
All assignments must adhere to the following requirements:

  • IBM compatible format (not MAC)
  • Word 97 or newer version (not Microsoft Works or WordPerfect)
  • Times New Roman, 12 point font ONLY
  • 1" margins on all sides
  • Double-spaced


The assignments should be written using standard technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions, text flow, currency of knowledge, and scope of research. Additionally, all submitted works must conform to APA format.


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


Important: All students must adhere to the posted deadlines and due dates on calendar.  Late submissions WILL NOT be accepted.  Check the course calendar for important information.

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
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto D2L.  Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.  This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to. See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.  The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students by appointment.  This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the instructor.

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


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 Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff.  The ODS has assistive 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 Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 108.  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.


The ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618.


Conduct / Honesty / Honor System: RADS 4753 adheres to the MSU code of Conduct.  In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity.  A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his/her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU code of Student Conduct.  A student should consult the Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

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.