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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Dr. Earl D. Smith) School of Radiologic Technology | Evaluated Learning Experience

Image Processing

Formerly: 
Radiographic Processing
Location: 
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: Minimum of 35.5 hours (approximately 26 weeks); includes at least 7 hours of supervised laboratory experience.

Dates: 
Version 1: September 1974 - July 1999. Version 2: August 1999 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform appropriate darkroom procedures; identify the chemical constituents of processing solutions and their functions; evaluate radiographic film characteristics. Version 2: Students will be able to: compare the image capture process for various digital imaging receptors; recognize equipment associated with digital fluoroscopic imaging; describe how photostimulable phosphor image receptors extract data; explain the histogram analysis as it relates to automatic rescaling and how it affects image quality; define the characteristics of a monitor that affect image display; and discuss archival and communication system (PACS) and its function.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics include: darkroom procedures and chemical constituents and functions of processing solutions. Processing room design and function; photographic process; manual processing (the developer, rinsing, fixer, washing, and drying); preparation of solutions; automatic processing; radiographic film artifacts and their causes; silver reclamation. Version 2: Major topics include: darkroom procedures and chemical constituents and functions of processing solutions; processing room design and function; photographic process; manual processing (the developer, rinsing, fixer, washing, and drying); preparation of solutions; automatic processing; radiographic film artifacts and their causes; silver reclamation; daylight/cassette less radiography.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Allied Health Sciences or Radiography (12/80) (12/88 revalidation) (9/93 revalidation) (10/98 revalidation) (10/03 revalidation) (10/08 revalidation) (10/13 revalidation) (10/18 revalidation). NOTE: Image Processing content overlaps with Special Procedures. Students may not receive duplicate credit. (This note only applies to students who completed the courses from September 1974 to September 2018). 

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