This subject introduces the principles, instrumentation and physics of computerised tomography (CT) to the Nuclear Medicine technologist/scientist. The subject equips the Nuclear Medicine practitioner with the knowledge and skills required for application of CT in hybrid technology (SPECT/CT and PET/CT).
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Review of X-ray Physics (20%): Overview of x-ray production Radiation Metrology (Beam quantities, dose quantities, average & point value concepts, "thin" and "broad" beam concepts in measurement) Radiation Interaction with Matter (Cross-section, collision probability) Uncharged particles (exponential attenuation law, half-value thickness, attenuation coefficients, absorption coefficients, single vs. multi energy photon beams) Charged particles (simplified Beth Bloch law, quantitative behaviour) Elementary radiological dose relationships. Radiation Detectors (Luminescence and photo-stimulation, ionisation chamber, GM tube, crystalline and liquid scintillation counters, pulse height spectrometry, solid-state detectors, TLD's The xray tube (20%) X-ray production in relation to equipment, Anode compositions and applications, Stationary and rotating anode configuration, Cathode design and operation, Tube components, Heating and cooling characteristics and ratings, Housing types, mounts, Beam restriction devices. Computerised Tomography Principles (60%): CT terminology, Physical principles of computerised tomography including conventional, helical / spiral and multi slice CT Computerised tomography instrumentation capabilities and specifications of computerised tomography Image quality in CT (determinants, influencing factors, measurements, quality assurance and quality control programs in computerised tomography) Contrast media Australian regulations / standards, radiation safety considerations and department planning relevant to CT
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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.