This subject begins with an examination of the imaging technology employed in conventional Nuclear Medicine; including relevant physics, electronics, counting statistics, pulse-height spectrometry and image quality. This subject also deals with Nuclear Medicine computer hardware and software; computer hardware components and devices, computer operating systems and language, Nuclear Medicine computer graphics, image acquisition and data analysis are covered in detail. This subject deals with the physics and instrumentation of SPECT and PET; including hybrid technology.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
Module 1 (25%): Gamma Camera - Terminology - Basic Electronics - Nuclear Counting Statistics - Pulse-height Spectrometry - Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement - Imaging Counting Systems - Anger Gamma Cameras - Quality Control Module 2 (10%): Computing - Terminology - Functions and components of a computer system - Computer operating systems - Computer programming language (macro language) - Computer graphics - Nuclear medicine image acquisition methods - Computer network in nuclear medicine department - Data communication Module 3 (25%): SPECT - Terminology - SPECT instrumentation, data acquisition and processing - SPECT reconstruction techniques (introduction) - Quality Control in SPECT - Quantitative SPECT - SPECT/CT Module 4 (25%): PET - Terminology - Physical principles of PET - PET instrumentation - Quality control in PET - PET/CT - Quantitative PET Module 5 (15%): Data analysis - Terminology - Digitisation - Computer manipulation of digital images: basic image processing techniques, contrast stretch, edge enhancement, noise reduction, smoothing - Computer analysis of images: simple feature detection, histographic, statistical analysis parametric imaging - Quantitative and data analysis - Filtered back projection - Iterative reconstruction - Data fusion / co-registration
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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.