MRS433 Non-ionising Imaging Techniques (8)

Students explore and become familiar with the imaging modalities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. Fundamental principles and clinical protocols / applications of MRI and ultrasound, and a range of non-ionising imaging modalities will be introduced. Students can expect to gain a working knowledge of the principles and application of MRI and ultrasound, facilitating increased understanding of appropriate modality choices to satisfy pathophysiological indicators. Students can expect to gain a general insight into the principles and applications of other non-ionising imaging approaches. This subject is not intended to prepare students as MRI imaging technologists or as professional sonographers, however, it will prepare students for further study in these modalities.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

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

One session

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

MRS110 introduction to Medical Radiation Science

PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science

MRS204 Sectional Anatomy

MRS212 Imaging Pathology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe, explain and implement professional practice with specific reference to explaining the principles and clinical applications of MRI (MRPBA Domain 5A.5 and 5C.2);
  • be able to describe, explain and implement professional practice with specific reference to explaining the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound (MRPBA Domain 5A.6);
  • be able to explain the principles and application of other non-ionising imaging techniques;
  • be able to reflect, analyse and critically evaluate modality protocols for provided cases studies in MRI and Ultrasound (MRPBA Domain 5);
  • be able to explain and evaluate professional learning and identify professional learning needs / life-long learning (MRPBA domain 3); and
  • be able to demonstrate critical, analytical, and reflective skills in a range of contexts including clinical problem solving, research and empirical practice, and academic and professional discourse for these complementary modalities (MRPBA Domain 3).

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • MODULE 1: MRI
  • 1. Basic principles of MRI image production
  • 2. Clinical application of MRI
  • 3. Protocols
  • MODULE 2: ULTRASOUND
  • 4. Basic principles of ultrasound image production
  • 5. Clinical application of ultrasound
  • MODULE 3: OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
  • 6. Optical imaging
  • 7. Near-infrared imaging
  • 8. Photoacoustic imaging
  • 9. Emerging technologies

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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