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