This subject considers the radiographic contrast media and the techniques and protocols required for examinations of the cardiovascular, central nervous, lymphatic and lacrimal systems and examinations of synovial joints, and integrates professional and ethical standards and concepts into the clinical environment. Computed tomography and angiography techniques are considered in detail. The subject includes a structured clinical practicum component in appropriate medical imaging departments.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Biomedical Sciences
On-campus component For each anatomical region/structure examination the following aspects are covered: gross anatomy - revise/consolidate. imaging anatomy - normal and common abnormal. overview of major (common) indications for the examinations, including - effect on patient mobility. - effect on radiographic parameters, as applicable. basic projections/image series/techniques. - patient preparation/care - patient positioning, including common alternative techniques. - immobilization/positioning aids - technical parameters - centring, film size, film/screen combination, collimation, grid, FFD, optimal kVp, radiation protection. - critical assessment of anatomical alignment - patient and image appearances. common supplementary/specialized projections/techniques, as applicable, eg: - abnormality specific protocol. Clinical practicum component Students will undertake one clinical practicum block during this subject of three weeks duration. Clinical experience is structured so that: students undertake only those examinations covered on campus prior to each practicum. for medico-legal reasons, students may only observe and/or assist with examinations not covered on campus prior to each practicum. Students shall not perform examinations not covered on campus prior to each practicum. During each clinical experience practicum, students will: under supervision, assist with specialised contrast media examinations of the cardio-vascular, central nervous, lymphatic and lacrimal systems, examinations of synovial joints and CT, where available. progressively apply and consolidate radiographic skills and techniques and patient care and communication skills in a variety of clinical settings and at an increasing level of clinical difficulty. under supervision, assist with and perform plain radiographic examinations of the visceral and skeletal structures and basic contrast examinations. develop clinical problem solving skills. develop critical assessment skills regarding the application of alternative projections, techniques and protocols, as may be influenced by patient age and/or condition or equipment types available. develop professional attitudes and behaviour in the clinical environment. Examinations Angiography - cranial - thoracic - abdominal - peripheral Special Contrast procedures - myelography - discography - lymphangiography - sialography - dacrocystography - arthrography Computer Tomography - cranial - thoracic - abdominal - spinal - peripheral - special applications-pelvimetry
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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.