Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA

Course code MRSC2501Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course presents to medical radiation science students the basic principles of operation of technology that produces medical images, from a variety of modalities that can be used in either the diagnosis or treatment of disease. This course allows students to better understand, and provide a safe work environment, when using instrumentation associated with their clinical placements.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012
Objectives1. Discuss the basic concepts associated with Digital Imaging
2. Describe basic Computed Tomography terminology
3. Explain the principles of imaging using Computed Tomography
4. Discuss the instrumentation used in Computed Tomography including automatic exposure control
5. Discuss and describe how different doses are measured in Computed Tomography
6. Describe basic Magnetic Resonance Imaging terminology
7. Explain the principles of imaging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
8. Discuss the instrumentation used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
9. Discuss and describe the biological effects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
10. Describe basic Ultrasound terminology
11. Explain the principles of imaging using Ultrasound
12. Discuss the instrumentation used in Ultrasound
12. Discuss and describe the biological effects of Ultrasound in imaging
Content1. Digital Imaging
a. The digital image
b. Image enhancement
c. Co-registration
d. Computer-Aided Diagnosis

2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
a. Basic principles of MRI
b. MR Magnets and Coils
c. Imaging with MRI
d. Artifacts in MRI
e. Hazards in MRI

3. CT
a. Principles of computed tomography
b. Data Acquisition
c. Spiral/Helical CT
d. Image reconstruction
e. Image Quality and Artifacts in CT
f. Patient Dose in CT

4. Ultrasound
a. Principles of ultrasound
b. Attenuation of ultrasound
c. Transducers in ultrasound
d. Pulse-echo instrumentation
e. Doppler instrumentation
f. Biological effects and safety
Replacing Course(s)MRSC2510, MRSC2520, MRSC2530
TransitionThe students will study the same content across the two semesters of courses but in a different order. Students who fail the current semester 1 courses will have individual transition arrangements made for them in 2012.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC1100 AND 1110, or MRSC1200 & 1220, or MRSC1300 & 1330, and PHYS1250
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassSummative
Examination: FormalSummative
Other: (please specify)Journal Reading and Question Asking - Summative
Quiz - On-lineFormative Assessment
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component : Prior successful completion of PHYS1250
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MRSC2501