Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation IIA

Course code MRSC2530Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course discusses the principles and operation of equipment used in nuclear medicine.

Not available in 2015

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. Describe and understand the instrumentation used in Nuclear Medicine
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. Nuclear Medicine
a. Modes of radioactive decay
b. Interactions with matter
c. Statistics and nuclear medicine counting
d. Production of radionuclides
e. Radiation detectors
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHYS1200:Introductory Physics for Life Sciences
PHYS1250:MRS Physics and Radiation Protection
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Examination:
Format: May include MCQ's and short answer question is on all a MRI material
Examination: FormalDigital Imaging Examination:
Format: May include MCQ's and short answer question is on all a digital imaging material
Examination: FormalNuclear Medicine Exam:
Format: May include MCQ's, short and answer question is on all a nuclear medicine material
Other: (please specify)To pass this course students must gain a minimum of 50% and satisfy 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 (Nuclear Medicine)
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed PHYS1250.