In this course students will be presented with the anatomy and radiographic terminology of the skeletal cranium.  Detailed and precise information concerning radiographic positioning is demonstrated.  Laboratory exercises in positioning are carefully correlated with the study of the skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. As each component of the skull 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.  The anatomy and physiology of the circulatory and central nervous systems will be presented as well.  Students will receive extensive instruction on radiographic exam specific radiation protection practices in order to minimize the amount of radiation exposure to the patient.