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Advanced Medical Imaging

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 4232
Section Number
RADS 4232
Fall 2016
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Online - no manditory sessions.

Gary D. Morrison MEd, RT(R), MRT (view Profile)


Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related A
Required - 8th ed.
Essentials of Radiographic Physics & Imaging
Required - 2nd ed.
Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Bio
Required - 10th ed.
Course Objectives

Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  • explain the use of computers in medical imaging
  • describe the various specialized imaging modalities
  • differentiate between images produced by different modalities
  • identify the anatomy demonstrated
Course Expectations

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

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

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct recognition, the published or unpublished works of another person. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. 


All students are expected to fully participate in all class activities, including lectures and discussions, demonstrations, presentations, small-group projects, and collaborative learning activities.  


At all times, students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Professionalism includes establishing positive relationships and interactions with peers, colleagues, and faculty; attending respectfully to others who are sharing information with the class; being flexible to unforeseen changes in schedules and assignments.  

Grading Standards
The final course grade will be calculated by the following criteria: The grading scale will be:
Unit Examinations (8)
89.5 - 100 =
Labs & Assignments (6)
79.5 - 89.4 =
Final Projects (2)
74.5 - 79.4 =
64.5 - 74.4 =
< 64.4


Submission Format Policy

Due Dates

Because everyone will be on a different clinical rotation, it would be impossible for me to set firm due dates for each Lab &/or Unit Exam.  You are required to complete 50% of all required course work (excluding Final Projects) by mid-semester.  This basically means any combination of 7 Labs & Unit Exams (1 & 6, 2 & 5, 3 &4, 4 & 3, 5 & 2, 6 & 1).  What combination you submit will depend on your rotations & personal preference. A grade reduction of 10% will be ascessed to each item you are short. If you only submit 5 items by mid-semester, your next two submissions will be penalized 10% each.

Clinical Rotations

If, for any reason, you are unable to complete a rotation through a particular modality, for example: radiation therapy, it is your responsibility to contact the Clinical Coordinators (Sheree or Ray) so they can make arrangements at another facility for you. 

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

All course work (including Final Projects) are due by date posted on the course calendar.  Late submissions will be accepted until the designated date & time with a 10% grade reduction. 

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, (940) 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

Online - no manditory sessions.

Other Policies

Administrative Process

Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor.  If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence: 

  1. Department Chair – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
  2. College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
  3. Dean of Students – Matthew Park (940-397-7500)
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 the 6 hours of Communication Core and 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.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at