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Area/Catalogue
RADY 3032

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101918

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To prepare students for clinical experience in Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) hybrid imaging. It will also provide a broad knowledge base of advanced CT procedures.

Course content

Physical principles of CT, PET and PET/CT and their application to medical diagnosis and treatment; instrumentation; generations of scanners; Helical/spiral CT systems; multislice scanners; imaging/scanning parameters; patient positioning; examination preparation; contrast media; image reconstruction; image quality; artefacts; quality assurance procedures; image evaluation; image interpretation; anatomy recognition in multiple planes; pathology; image manipulation; patient and staff safety issues; biological effects; patient care including risk factors; radiation safety; dosimetry; interpersonal communication, responding empathically, nursing skills/patient interactions; hybrid imaging; image co-registration; image fusion; attenuation correction; clinical applications of co-registration and image fusion; quality assurance and control; protocols of contemporary practice; advanced current CT procedures; radioisotopes, biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals,paediatric considerations; radiaton therapy simulation and planning; professionalism; ethics; legalities

Textbook(s)

Hofer M 2010, CT teaching manual a systematic approach to CT reading, 4th edn., Thieme

Mayles P 2007, Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice, Taylor and Francis, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RADY 3022 Nuclear Medicine Studies 2
RADY 3029 Radiation Therapy Studies 2
PHYS 2006 Physics for Medical Radiation 3
RADY 3010 Medical Imaging Studies 2

All students are required to complete the pre-requisite course Physics for Medical Radiation 3, and complete the relevant Studies 2 course for their current program stream.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 x 2 hours x 6 weeks
Workshop 2 x 1 hour x 6 weeks
Seminar 3 hours x 6 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Examination - 60% 2.5 hours
Assignment 1500 words 25% -
Case study 1000 words 15% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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