Diagnostic Radiography Instrumentation IIA

Course code MRSC2510Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course discusses the principles and operation of equipment used in diagnostic radiography.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course, diagnostic radiography students shall:

1. Discuss the basic concepts associated with Digital Imaging
2. Explain the principles of imaging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
3. Describe and understand the instrumentation used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
4. Discuss relevant image quality terminilogy and measurments
5. Describe the equipment used in mammography
6. Discuss the principles of fluoroscopy
7. Explain interventional radiography and the hazards that need special consideration.
ContentThis course will include the following items:

1. Digital Imaging
a. The digital image
b. Image enhancement
c. Image compression & synthesis
d. Co-registration
e. Computer-Aided Diagnosis
f. PACS and telemedicine

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. Diagnostic Radiography
a. Image Quality
b. Mammography
c. Fluoroscopy
d. Interventional Radiography
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHYS1200:Introductory Physics for Life Sciences
PHYS1250:MRS Physics and Radiation Protection
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassDigital Imaging Examination:
Format: May include MCQ's and short answer questions on all digital imaging
Examination: FormalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Examination:
Format: May include MCQ's and short answer questions on all MRI material
Examination: FormalDiagnostic Radiography Exam:
Format: May include MCQ's, short and long answer questions on all diagnostic material.
Other: (please specify)To pass this course students must gain a minimum of 50% overall, and meet the essential criteria in assessment as decsribed in the course outline.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Must have completed PHYS1250.