MRS580 Image Guided Therapy (16)


Image guided therapy is the use of any form of medical imaging to plan, perform, and evaluate therapeutic interventions (these include surgery, radiation therapy and medication). While the emphasis lies in oncology, there are a broad array of other applications. Image guided therapy techniques help to make interventions less invasive and more precise. In the context of this subject, the focus will be on the state-of -the-art imaging technologies that comprise molecular imaging: PET, SPECT, MRI, CT and Ultrasound. This subject is a 16-point subject delivered over two sessions and aims to expand the student's education in molecular imaging. It builds on the theory developed during undergraduate studies and on the skills developed in clinical practice. The subject provides a focus on recent innovation and development in image guided therapy, detailing the theory and translational application. The subject examines the theory of current research and development that may evolve over coming years into standard principles and practice for molecular imaging. The subject aims to provide a broad based understanding of these principles and practice, providing a sound platform of knowledge for students to apply clinically.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree and clinical experience in medical radiation sciences.

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the rationale and principles of concepts presented in image guided therapy,
  • be able to communicate implications for clinical practice that demonstrates understanding of the subject matter,
  • be able to demonstrate capacity to implement theory in practice,
  • be able to source, digest and synthesise relevant literature.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Introduction. This will cover instrumentation overview and applications.
  • Module 2: Cancer care. This will examine the use of PET/CT, MRI, PET/MRI, SPECT/CT and ultrasound.
  • Module 3: Neurosurgery. This will examine the use of MRI, CT and PET/CT.
  • Module 4: Other applications.
  • Module 5: Research and development.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.