MDPH406-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Medical Imaging

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

Radiographic practice and terminology, image perception, x-ray, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, ultrasound, digital radiographic image measurement, patient dosimetry, occupational radiation dose factors, quality assurance.

This course will provide a background to the physical principles and practical aspects of medical imaging. The main imaging modalities considered are x-ray (including radiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography and computed tomography), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Summary of Course Content
• The general topics covered by this course are:
• Image science and image perception – an introduction
• PACS and an introduction to the DICOM standard
• Introduction to image processing
• Radiography – screen-film and digital radiography
• Fluoroscopy
• Digital subtraction angiography
• Mammography
• Computed tomography
• Magnetic resonance imaging
• Ultrasound imaging

Learning Outcomes
• On completing this course you should be able to
• Describe basic principles underlying imaging methods
• Discuss principles of operation of medical imaging equipment
• Recognise safety aspects of imaging with ionising and non-ionising radiation
• Understand basic quality control of medical imaging equipment
• Recognise potential sources of artefacts or inaccuracy
• Discuss a range of clinical applications of imaging modalities
• Discuss radiation doses associated with medical imaging methods
• Discuss image processing used in medical imaging
• Discuss perception in relation to image display methods

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Equivalent Courses

PHYS406

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 A7 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Konstantin Pavlov

Lecturer

Darin O'Keeffe

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

R. Behling; Modern diagnostic X-ray sources: technology, manufacturing, reliability ; 2016 (available electronically via the Library website).

Robert W. Brown, et al; Magnetic resonance imaging: physical principles and sequence design ; 2nd; 2014 (available electronically via the Library website).

W.R. Hendee, E.R. Ritenour; Medical imaging physics ; Fourth; Wiley, 2002 (available electronically via the Library website).

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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