This course will cover the primary and secondary technical exposure factors that govern the acquisition and production of a radiographic image. An emphasis is placed on image quality factors, and the components of digital imaging systems. Students will learn the principles of technique selection and usage of imaging accessories that are used to produce quality diagnostic images. The basis of image evaluation and steps needed for improvement of suboptimal images are included in the course. Upon successful course completion students will be able to produce quality diagnostic images using the concepts of scatter control, image receptor systems, beam limitation devices, AEC, minimum imaging standards and discussion of problem-solving techniques for image evaluation. Topics will also include receptor exposure, contrast, resolution, and distortion.