This course is intended to provide the student with and comprehensive understanding of all photographic and geometric principles that affect the production and appearance of the radiographic image.  This includes, but is not limited to: determination of radiographic image quality, image geometry, exposure technique selection (from the standpoint of reduction in patient radiation exposure and radiographic image quality) and methods of scatter radiation control.   Also included is an introduction to the components and their function for the Xray tube.  The production of primary radiation and the types of interactions that occur with matter are thoroughly discussed as well.  Throughout the course the student will be required to complete assignments and activities in order to reinforce the material.