Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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RADS 2460 - Imaging Science 4

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Radiological Sciences

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to establish a knowledge base of radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment design. The nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production, and photon interaction with matter are also included. Image analysis is included with the importance of optimal imaging standards.  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.The lab setting will permit application of these skills. Semesters Available: Day - F UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take RADS 2340  

Required Concurrent Course(s): RADS 2440 , RADS 2460L  

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 Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric – Week 12-14
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


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

1. Identify the basic terms and vocabulary associated with electricity and electromagnetism.

Test - Week 3-4

2. Diagram and explain the components / function of the x-ray circuit.

Test Week 5-6

3. Diagram and explain the components / function of the x-ray tube.

Test Week 7-8

4. Compare and contrast the shape of the x-ray emission spectrum as one variable changes.

Test Week 7-8

5. Differentiate between target interactions and tissue interactions.

Test Week 9-10

6. Diagram and explain the components / function of the image intensifier.

Test Week 11-12

7. Describe the various components / function of a CT imaging system.

Test Week 11-12
8. Define various terms associated with CT Test Week 13-14
9. Identify various cross-sectional anatomical structures. Test Week 13-14

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

Classroom activity worksheets Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, Critical Thinking rubric Week 12.
11. Perform and interpret various QC tests. Lab exercises Weeks 13-15


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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