MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice And Trends (16)

This subject provides the theoretical components to the modality of Computed Tomography (CT), and also examines new techniques and applications of CT. The aim of this subject is to provide the theoretical basis of the practice, new techniques and applications of CT scanning, and the mechanism to acquire information in order to perform as a professional in the field of CT. Emphasis will be placed upon the scanning techniques, scan protocols, clinical indications of the scan, pathology shown, and patient management. Emerging developments, whether they be in clinical practice, contrast agents, equipment or safety practice, will be examined. The subject also offers theoretical mechanisms to develop CT management policies and CT safety procedures for practice in CT scanning.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS564. 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



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Medical Radiation Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills, and critically reflect on the clinical practice of CT in the areas undertaken in this subject;
  • be able to apply and discuss the technical knowledge required to perform the specialised procedures used in clinical CT;
  • be able to analyse the relationship between radiation dose, clinical practice and image quality in relation to best practice; and
  • be able to review and synthesise appropriate literature in relation to current CT practice and medical radiations interdisciplinary learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Contrast agents
  • Dose implication in the clinical practice of CT
  • Clinical indications, scanning techniques, and scan protocols including the use of contrast agents for neurology
  • Clinical indications, scanning techniques, and scan protocols including the use of contrast agents for abdominal/thoracic scanning
  • Clinical indications, scanning techniques, scan protocols including the use of contrast agents for musculoskeletal scanning
  • Paediatric CT scanning
  • Advanced scanning: Cardiac scanning/Coronary artery scanning
  • 4D Scanning

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