Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA

Course code MRSC2501
Available in 2015
2015 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 Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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 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)

This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC2510. Students who have successfully completed MRSC2510 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC2501.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the B MRS(Diagnostic Radiography) or B MRS (Radiation Therapy) or B MRS (Nuclear Medicine). Pre-requisite - successful completion of 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

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