Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RADS 1260 - Imaging Science 2

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Radiological Sciences

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to establish a foundation in the principles that govern the image production process. Content establishes a knowledge base of factors that control and influence the production and recording of radiographic images. Electronic and film imaging with associated accessories are included. Image analysis is included with the importance of optimal imaging standards. The lab setting will permit application of these skills.  Courses are taught in a hybrid format. The lecture and seminar portion are offered virtually using Canvas and Zoom technologies. The lab portions are taught on campus with face-to-face instruction and hands on practice.Semesters Available: Day - F UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take RADS 1140  

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take RADS 1240 , RADS 1260L  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Compare and contrast the factors that govern theimage production process with film, computed and digital modalities.

Lab experiments – Weeks 2,4,6, 8

2. Identify the components of image manifestation bythe different modalities.

Test – Week 4, 7, 11

3. Differentiate the components of various image receptors.

Test – Week 4, 7, 11

4. Compare and contrast the process of image acquisition, image acquisition errors and software image processing.

Worksheet Week 12-14

5. Identify the various factors that affect image visibility in the different modalities.

Lab experiments Week 2, 3, 5, 6

6. Compare and contrast how exposure factors are manipulated to produce a diagnostically valuable image.

Lab experiments Week 2, 3, 5, 6

7. Evaluate non-diagnostic images with regard to image quality and evaluation criteria.

Classroom activity / rubric Week 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

8. Devise an action plan to correct a non-diagnostic image by manipulating factors that contribute to image quality.

Classroom activity / rubric Week 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

9. Using phantoms, make the exposure using the devised corrective strategy.

Lab experiments Week 10-14

10. Evaluate the corrected image for image quality and evaluation criteria.

Lab experiments Week 11-15


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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