CCHS Radiologic Technology Program
Course: RAD 212 Imaging II
Credit Hours: 4 Semester hours
Placement: Fall 2nd Year
This course is designed to build on the student’s knowledge of the principles and
procedures presented in RAD 112 and RAD 114. An in depth study of electronic
equipment used in radiography and fluoroscopy, image receptors, film processing
methods, digital radiography and fluoroscopy, fluoroscopy equipment, quality
assurance and quality control factors are presented.
Pre-requisites: RAD 112
Fauber, T.L. (2009). Radiographic Imaging and Exposure. St. Louis: Mosby.
Bushong, S., (2010). Radiographic science for technologists. St. Louis: Mosby.
Information Resource Center/Charlotte AHEC (Area Health and Education Center)
located in the Medical Education Building on the CMC campus
WEB Sites Suggested:
Use key search words from each lecture (i.e. digital radiography, radiographic
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Imaging II - Tentative Schedule
DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
8/28 Introduction to Imaging II Syllabus, project
9/4 Image receptors- Film/Screen Fauber - Chapter 7
Lab Bushong- Chapter 13
9/11 Exam #1 Fauber – Chapter 7
Image receptors- Digital Bushong- Chapter 25
9/18 Exam #2 Fauber – Chapter 8
Film Processing and Imaging Artifacts Bushong- Chapters 12, 17
9/25 Exam #3 Fauber – Chapter 9
10/2 Exam #4 Fauber – Chapters 10
Technique/ AEC and 11
10/9 Exam #5 Bushong – Chapters 24,25
Intro to Computers/ Computed radiography
10/16 Project Workday See Patty for
appointment to discuss
10/23 Digital Radiography Fauber – Chapter 12
Bushong – Chapter 26
10/30 Exam #6 Bushong – Chapter 21
11/6 Exam #7 Fauber – Chapter 12
Digital Fluoro Bushong – Chapter 27
11/13 Exam #8 Bushong – Chapter 18
11/20 Exam #9
11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday
12/11 No Class
12/16 Final Exam- RAD 210/212
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By completion of the course the student should be able to:
• Describe the different type of image receptors and how they work.
• Discuss film processing and describe the chemicals used.
• Discuss the basic components of and differences
• and similarities of CR and DR imaging.
• Discuss what parts of the characteristic curve is important to the final
• Interpret and apply the factors affecting radiographic quantity and quality.
• Discuss the method for creating a technique chart
• Identify the purpose of exposure technique charts and the conditions
surrounding their use.
• Discuss AEC systems and the technical considerations used with automatic
• Review the theory and parts of image-intensification fluoroscopy.
• Define and discuss quality assurance and radiographic quality control.
The lecture exams will consist of multiple choice questions, true/false questions,
fill-in-the blank questions, and discussion questions for each exam. Each exam
time will be set by instructor. Asking questions about specific test items will not
be permitted—if a mistake in working of test items is detected during grading that
particular item will be omitted and will not affect your score.
The final course grade will be calculated by the combined scores from:
The written exam scores average will account for 80% of your final grade.
The Comprehensive Final Exam will account for 10% of your final grade.
The final project will count 10% of your final grade. (More about this in the
***If two (2) or more lectures are missed 2 points will be deducted from the final
The following grading scale will be used:
Grading Scale Definition Quality Points
A = 95—100% Superior 4
B = 88—94% Commendable 3
C = 80—87% Satisfactory 2
D = 70—79% Deficient/Non-passing 1
F = Below 69% Fail/Non-passing 0
A Lab is scheduled following most class lectures. Lab times will be assigned on a
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In order to progress in the Radiologic Technology program the student must
successfully complete all required academic coursework as outlined in the
master curriculum plan. Successful completion may be defined as receiving a
minimum pass score of a “C”. If a student does not receive a “C” or above, he
or she will be academically dismissed from the program. Probationary
policies do not apply.
I am not in the office every day because of clinical hours. Appointments are
required to discuss course content.
Make-up exams will be given at the discretion of the instructor. Prior arraignments
or personal contact on the day of the exam is required for make-up consideration.
You are responsible for arranging an appropriate time. If you miss a scheduled
exam you must sit for the exam within 3-week days (Monday through Friday)
following the scheduled exam date. Example: If you miss an exam scheduled for
Friday September 1 you must take the exam no later than Wednesday September 6
or you will have a 0 grade recorded for that exam. The 0 grade will be averaged
as such to obtain your final course grade. On the second occurrence of missing a
scheduled exam 5% of the score obtained on the exam will be deducted from the
score and recorded as such. NOTE: All tests/lab activities must be completed
prior to mid-term and prior to the last day of class or a zero (0) will be given.
• Be on time and ready to start at appointed time
• Bring text book, lecture notes, self-study guides, and a calculator to each
• Ask questions
• Read the assignments before and after the lecture
• Maintain a self-study guide which covers key concepts, mathematical
formulas, and definitions of key terms
• Complete worksheets if distributed with the lecture
• Stay awake and alert during class
You are expected to read all chapters relating to each lecture. The questions
located at the completion of each chapter are an excellent study guide.
I strongly recommend you attend all lectures. If circumstances arise that prevent
you from attending it is your responsibility to get the notes from your classmates.
I will give you any materials that were distributed during your absence. It would
also be to your advantage to make an appointment to meet with me for additional
help with the missed material. When any student fails to attend 2 consecutive
classes and does not notify the College, I will institute the withdrawal process with
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the Registrar. If you fall asleep during class lecture I will awaken you and request
you to leave the class.
This course is an in depth continuation of the equipment and factors that
influence the quality of the finished radiograph. You previously learned the basic
functions to “create” your artwork—now you will learn to expand that knowledge
into a totally integrated “masterpiece!”
Rules for class, labs, and tests
Students are not allowed to have any electronic devices turned on during class,
labs, or tests. If the instructor deems necessary, all electronic devices may be
retrieved at the beginning of a class, lab or test and returned to the student at the
end of that activity.
Students are not allowed to use electronic devices of any kind to copy
instructional materials or record class lectures without the instructor’s permission.
This course, like all at CCHS, operates under the CCHS and Radiology Program
honor code. The CCHS honor code can be found in the Student Handbook. The
Radiology School honor code is located in the policy section of your clinical
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CCHS Radiologic Technology Program
RAD 212 Imaging II
I have read the syllabus for RAD 212, Imaging II. I understand that I am
accountable for all of the information contained in this syllabus. I have been
given the opportunity to clarify any questions concerning this syllabus.
Honor Code: I agree to follow the Carolinas College of Health Sciences Honor
Code as published in the Catalog/Student Handbook 2009-2010 (located at
www.carolinascollege.edu.) and the School of Radiologic Technology Honor
Code located in the policy section of the clinical handbook.
Student Signature ___________________________________________________
Student ID number for posting grades: ___________________________________
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