Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA

Course code MRSC2501
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. 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

13. Discuss and describe the biological effects of Ultrasound in imaging

Content

1. Digital Imaginga. The digital imageb. Image enhancementc. Co-registrationd. Computer-Aided Diagnosis2. Magnetic Resonance Imaginga. Basic principles of MRIb. MR Magnets and Coilsc. Imaging with MRId. Artifacts in MRIe. Hazards in MRI3. CTa. Principles of computed tomographyb. Data Acquisitionc. Spiral/Helical CTd. Image reconstructione. Image Quality and Artifacts in CTf. Patient Dose in CT4. Ultrasounda. Principles of ultrasoundb. Attenuation of ultrasoundc. Transducers in ultrasoundd. Pulse-echo instrumentatione. Doppler instrumentationf. Biological effects and safety

Requisite

This course is only available to students active in one of the B MRS (11017, 11018, 11019) or B MRS (Honours) (40002, 40010, 40011) programs and have successfully completed PHYS1250.

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC1100 AND 1110, or MRSC1200 & 1220, or MRSC1300 & 1330, and PHYS1250

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam - class - Computed Tomography

In Term Test: Exam - class - Ultrasound

Formal Examination: Exam - Formal - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term