MIS310 Radiological Instrumentation 3 (8)

This subject will provide knowledge and understanding of the physical components instrumentation and principles of specialised areas of medical imaging of computed tomography (CT), angiography, mammography and other specialised modalities. The understanding of these principles will enable the ability to optimise the equipment when undertaking various imaging examinations. Knowledge of these principles will also allow adoption of examination protocols to best suit the patient and the imaging examination objectives.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in B App Sc (Medical Imaging) course

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and assess the basic design and practical working conditions of the instruments covered in this subject
  • be able to critically assess the capabilities, specifications and descriptions used in characterising instruments covered by this subject
  • be able to discuss radiation factors that affect patient dose and image quality aspects of each modality covered
  • be aware of the safe working conditions of each type of instrument in regard to electromechanical safety and in regard to appropriate regulations, standards and guidelines
  • understand and be able to implement and assess a basic quality assurance program for each of the instruments covered in the subject. In addition, be aware and able to make basic quality control tests and measurements where possible on instruments covered by this subject
  • be able to interpret and critically appraise technical reports and research material concerning the instruments covered in this subject.


This subject will cover the following topics:

? Computerised Tomography ? Angiographic equipment o Conventional Angiographic instruments o Digital Subtraction Angiography ? Mammographic equipment ? Computerised Radiography ? Photo-recording instruments ? New developments in imaging ? Specialised Miscellaneous Instruments ? Quality Assurance and Control as required for the above instrumentation.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.