RAD370 Radiological Imaging 2 (8)

This subject considers the techniques protocols and clinical practice utilised in contrast radiography and mammography. It integrates professional and ethical standards and concepts into the clinical environment.

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 Dentistry and Health Sciences



Subject Relationships

RAD370 Specialised modality - RAD470 uses basic physical principles: Electromagnetic radiation principles, Radiation biology and protection, Cross sectional Anatomy, Imaging Pathology and Patient care/communication - RAD370.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • discuss the types, properties, reactions to and general applications of, radiological contrast media.
  • describe and justify the examination techniques and protocols of mammography, the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract and biliary tract.
  • discuss and justify the imaging protocol and technique implications applicable to the major indications of the imaging examinations covered in this subject.
  • define the difference in the distinct settings in which mammography occurs
  • define the key components of mammographic image quality
  • discuss and justify the routine protocols and common alternative techniques that may be used when undertaking the imaging examinations covered in this subject.
  • identify normal anatomical structures and alignment, and common pathological and traumatic conditions, as may be demonstrated radiographically by the examinations discussed in this subject.
  • consolidate experience of routine, examinations of the visceral structures of the thorax and abdomen and all skeletal structures and multiple trauma examinations.
  • consolidate experience of a variety of patient handling and communication skills appropriate to the clinical setting. gained experience of clinical problem solving skills.
  • consolidate skills to correctly interpret clinical requests, perform appropriate examinations and critically evaluate the diagnostic quality and efficiency of radiographs produced.
  • consolidate the professional attitudes, ethics, communication skills and personal behaviour which contribute to the successful working relationship within the health care team.
  • administer appropriate patient preparation and care relevant to basic plain and contrast examinations.


This subject will cover the following topics:

For each anatomical region/structure examination the following aspects are covered: - gross anatomy - revise/consolidate. - radiographic anatomy - normal and common abnormal. - overview of major (common) indications for the examinations, including: - affect on radiographic parameters, as applicable. - Basic projections/image series/techniques. - patient preparation/care - patient positioning, including common alternative techniques. - immobilisation/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/specialised projections/techniques, as applicable. e.g.: - age related techniques - trauma protocol - mobile and theatre protocol - abnormality specific protocol - weight bearing high and low kVp applications Examinations Contrast Media - Classifications - Applications Gastro-intestinal system - barium and water soluble - swallow single and double contrast meal and small bowel examination - single and double contrast enema Genito-urinary system - intravenous urography - cysto-urethography - retrograde pyelography - hysterosalpingography - antegrade pyelography Biliary system - oral cholangiography - intravenous cholangiography - operative cholangiography - t-tube cholangiography - ERCP


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.