Radiation Therapy Instrumentation IIA

Course code MRSC2520Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course discusses the principles and operation of equipment used in radiation therapy.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course, radiation therapy 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. Explain the principles involved in radiation treatment using photons, electrons and beam modifiers
5. Discuss the dosimetry principles and equipment used in Radiation Therapy
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. Radiation Therapy
a. Radiation Treatment with photons (Conformal & IMRT),
b. Radiation Treatment with electrons,
c. Beam modifications
d. Dosimetry with Ionisation Chambers
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 material
Examination: FormalRadiation Therapy Exam:
Format: May include MCQ's, short and long answer questions on all radiation therapy material
Examination: FormalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Examination:
Format: May include MCQ's and short answer questions on all MRI material
Other: (please specify)To pass this course students must gain a minimum of 50% to meet the specific criteria set out 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 (Radiation Therapy)
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed PHYS1250.