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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


February 18, 2008

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Premalatha Junius, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: New Course Request, XRT 1109

Department: Department of Health Sciences and Physical Activities: Radiology Technology Program

Purpose and Nature of Course:
To  incorporate new subject matter required in ASRT Curriculum Guide into program

Prefix: XRT   Number: 1109   CIP: NA

Course Title: Digital Image Acquisition and Display

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
_D_ _i_ _g_ __ _I_ _m_ __ _A_ _c_ _q_ __ _a_ _n_ _d_ __ _D_ _i_ _s_

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) __1___ Undergraduate                     
Credit(s) _____ Graduate                               
For variable credits, list Minimum Credit _____; Maximum Credits _____    

Course Description for Catalog:
Content is designed to impact an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology.  Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed.  Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluation images within a digital system assist students to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems.  Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) XRT 3303,  XRT 1102, XRT 1107, and XRT 1108
Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) XRT 3302 and XRT 1103 

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):
Prefix _____  Number _____
If none:  How will increased offerings be staffed?
Program Director, Jo Ann Hanlon will teach the course

New faculty resources needed?   ____Yes   __√__ No

Requested initial date of offering (Must meet new catalog deadline of March 1)
May 19th. 2008

Estimated Frequency of Offering: once/year during summer semester

New Library Resources Needed?  ____Yes   __√__ No  If yes:

Signature of appropriate librarian indicating needs can be met:

New Technology Resources Needed? ____Yes   __√__ No, if yes:

Signature of Director of Information Technology indicating needs can be met:  ________________________________________

New Equipment resources needed?  ____Yes   __√__ No, if yes:
            Describe Equipment: 

            Source of funding: 

List 1 – 3 sample textbooks for this course: 

Oakley, J., Digital Imaging, A Primer for Radiographers, Radioogists, and Health Care Professionals. Cambridge University Press, 2003

Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) 
Limited to radiology technology program majors

Does this course impact any Education Programs?  ____ Yes   __√___ No
            If Yes:  Signature of Chair of TEC must appear below.

Attach a topical outline.

1. Basic Principles of Digital Radiography
2. Image Acquisition
3. Image Acquisition Errors
4. Software (Default) Image Processing
5. Fundamental Principles of Exposure
6. Image Evaluation
7. Quality Assurance and Maintenance Issues
8. Display



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