Available in 2018
Course code

MRSC2501

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

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.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe basic SPECT/PET terminology

2. Explain the principles of imaging with SPECT/PET

3. Discuss the instrumentation used in SPECT/PET

4. Discuss the benefits of PET/CT

5. Explain attenuation correction in PET

6. Describe basic Ultrasound terminology

7. Explain the principles of imaging using Ultrasound

8. Discuss the instrumentation used in Ultrasound

9. Discuss and describe the biological effects of Ultrasound in imaging

10. Describe basic Magnetic Resonance Imaging terminology

11. Explain the principles of imaging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

12. Discuss the instrumentation used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

13. Discuss and describe the safety aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Content

1. POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

a. Basic principles of SPECT / PET

b. Design of SPECT / PET scanners

c. Image Acquisition

d. Image Reconstruction

e. PET/CT Scanners

f. Attenuation Correction

 

2. 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

 

3. 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


Requisite

This course is only available to students active in one of the B MRS (11017, 11018, 11019) or B MRS (Honours) (40002, 40010, 40011) programs and have successfully completed PHYS1250.


Assumed knowledge

MRSC1100 AND 1110, or MRSC1200 & 1220, or MRSC1300 & 1330, and PHYS1250


Assessment items

In Term Test: Exam - class - SPECT/PET

In Term Test: Exam - class - Ultrasound

Written Assignment: MRI Safety

In Term Test: Exam - class - Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks