Diagnostic Radiography Instrumentation 2B

Course code MRSC2560
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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



  • Semester 2 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss relevant image quality terminology and measurments

2. Describe the equipment used in mammography

3. Discuss the principles of fluoroscopy

4. Explain interventional radiography and the hazards that need special consideration.

5. Discuss the different pieces of equipment needed to undertake quality control measurements in ALL diagnostic radiography modalities

6. Explain the different tests used in QC and interpret the results

7. Describe the radiation protection principles

8. Discuss radiation protection of staff, members of the public and patients

9. Describe and compare the different methods used in radiation dosimetry

10. Discuss the current changes occuring in medical imaging


This course will include the following items:

1: Image Quality
a. Basic terms and definitions
b. Visual Perception
c. Truth Tables

2: Mammography
a. Breast Cancer
b. Breast Anatomy
c. Mammographic Image
d. Imaging Parameters
e. Imaging Equipment
f. Imaging Techniques
g. Digital Imaging
h. Image Quality
i. Radiation Dose

3: Fluoroscopy
a. Imaging Equipment
b. Characterisitcs of Performance
c. Modes of Operation
d. Digital Fluoroscopy
e. Interventional Radiology
f. Image Quality
e. Artifacts
f. Radiation Dose

4. Quality Control
a. Overcouch Units
b. Fluoroscopy
c. Mammography
d. CT
e. MRI
f. Ultrasound

5. Radiation Protection & Dosimetry
a. Radiation Effects
b. Risk Assessment
c. Principles of Radiation Protection
d. Dose Quantities
e. Measurement of Dose
f. Dose Reduction Methods

6. Current Diagnostic Imaging
a. Computed Radiography
b. Direct Radiography
c. Digital Processing
d. Digital Image Quality


This course is only available to students enrolled in the B MRS(Diagnostic Radiography) Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHYS1250.

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC2501: MRS Instrumentation IIA

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exams - Class

Contact Hours



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

Tutorial is an optional attendance for students requiring additional support


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

Tutorial is an optional attendance for students requiring additional support