MRS370 Radiological Imaging 2 (16)

This subject considers the techniques protocols and clinical practice utilised in contrast and interventional radiography and breast imaging. It integrates professional and ethical standards and concepts into the clinical environment. The subject also covers the pharmacological aspects of contrast media and the physical principles and instrumentation used in contrast and interventional radiography and in mammography. The theory is supported by two 4 week clinical practicums.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS370. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with Specialisations)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging) - Conversion

Prerequisites

MRS270 and MRS290

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the types, properties, reactions to and general applications of, radiological contrast media.
  • be able to evaluate, justify and apply the examination techniques and protocols of mammography and radiographic contrast studies of the gastro-intestinal tract, genito-urinary tract , biliary tract and cardiovascular system
  • be able to evaluate, justify and apply the imaging protocol and technique implications applicable to the common examination indications be able to identify, describe and justify the appearances of common pathological and traumatic conditions
  • be able to define the difference in the distinct settings in which mammography occurs
  • be able to define, justify and apply the key components of mammographic image quality and the instrumentation used in breast imaging
  • be able to discuss, justify and administer correct patient preparation and care applicable to basic plain and contrast examinations
  • be able to evaluate and compare the physical principles and instrumentation used in clinical radiographic examinations
  • be able to discuss the complexities of clinical practice.
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication strategies.
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour.
  • be able to maintain a portfolio identifying their learning during their practicum experiences and relate these experiences to theoretical (university based) learning.
  • be able to plan and conduct appropriate procedures
  • be able to achieve a satisfactory rating for all competencies listed in the clinical assessment manual for this level.
  • be able to apply appropriate ethical and legal standards
  • be able to understand the importance of due care and diligence
  • be able to recognise the factors influencing patients? responses to illness.
  • be able to understand the relevant regulatory and legislative framework
  • be able to demonstrate command and application of radiation safety principles in the clinical setting under immediate supervision

Syllabus

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, computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR) technology and application, collimation, grid, focal receptor distance (FRD), 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 and Interventional
  • - gastro-intestinal system
  • - genito-urinary system
  • - biliary system
  • - angiography arterial and venous
  • - general interventional
  • - other specialised examinations
  • Breast Imaging
  • - mammography
  • - other imaging of the breast
  • Pharmacological Aspects of Contrast Media
  • Principles and Instrumentation
  • - angiographic instrumentation and DSA
  • - mammography principles and instrumentation
  • - tomosynthesis
  • The subject will also cover the following topics:
  • Students will undertake pre placement preparation and post placement debrief activities that will comprise the following theoretical content:
  • - Communication theory and practice
  • - Productive relationship building and conflict resolution
  • - Professional behaviour
  • - Ethics and standards of practice
  • - Assessment and enabling strategies
  • - Occupational health and safety
  • - Reflective practice
  • - Portfolio development
  • - Practicum preparation
  • This content is designed to further develop skills and capabilities by expanding concepts delivered in MSR290.
  • This subject will include 8 weeks of clinical practice (approximately 300 hours)
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Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 40 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Clinical practicum component
Upon successful completion of the practicum component of this subject, students should:
- Be able to discuss the complexities of clinical practice.
- Be able to demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication strategies.
- Be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour.
- Be able to maintain a portfolio identifying their learning during their practicum experiences and relate these experiences to theoretical (university based) learning.
- Be able to plan and conduct appropriate procedures in a setting of moderate supervision
- Achieve a satisfactory rating for all competencies listed in the clinical assessment manual for this level.
- Be able to apply appropriate ethical and legal standards
- Be able to understand the importance of due care and diligence
- Be able to recognise the factors influencing patients? responses to illness.
- Be able to understand the relevant regulatory and legislative framework
- Be able to demonstrate command and application of radiation safety principles in the clinical setting

Special Resources

students may incur costs associated with the workplace learning

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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