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RAD393 Advanced Radiography 3 (8)


This subject introduces and considers the technological principles and features of advanced diagnostic imaging instruments used in Medical Imaging. It considers the design, construction, operation and quality assurance of these instruments incorporating appropriate calculation and assessment methods

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment in B App Sc (Medical Imaging) Conversion course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
explain and assess the basic principles, design and practical working conditions of a range of instruments and modes covered in this subject;
appraise the relative performance of an instrument via practical capabilities, specifications and relevant descriptions used for each instrument;
understand and utilise relevant regulations, guidelines and appropriate safe working practices for each instrument through a knowledge of relevant requirements;
understand the basic quality assurance program for each type of instrument covered in this subject;
appraise relevant technical reports and journal papers in regard to each type of instrument.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Computer Tomography: Physical Principles and Computational Routines Scanning Configurations and Variations Suite Design Quality Assurance Radiation Dosimetry Magnetic Resonance Scanning: Physical Principles and Computational Routines Scanning Configurations and Variations Suite Design Quality Assurance Safety Aspects and Biological Safety Considerations Angiography Instruments: Conventional Angiography Instruments and Suite Design Large Film and Cine Film Formats Quality Assurance Digital Instruments: Basic Principles and Computational Routines Image Acquisition Sequences Suite Design Quality Assurance Mammographic Instruments: Basic Instrumentation Localisation Instrumentation Quality Assurance Specialised Miscellaneous Instruments: Endoscopy Neurological Instruments Stereotoxis Optical Foreign Body Localisation


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.