This course provides students fundamental knowledge of the purpose and function of the most common systems (thorax, abdomen, and upper extremities) for which radiographic imaging is done and how they relate to other systems. Radiographic examinations which best demonstrate each system will also be discussed. Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of each section. As each system is reviewed radiographic imaging analysis is addressed providing students with the knowledge to determine the diagnostic quality of radiographs and methods to improve the quality of radiographic images. Students will receive extensive instruction on radiographic exam specific radiation protection practices in order to minimize the amount of radiation exposure to the patient.