MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16)

This subject explores pathology as it relates to the medical radiation sciences. The subject covers the major pathologies encountered in the clinical practice of diagnostic imaging modalities and provides an examination of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and patient management.


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: MRS211. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the physical characteristics and imaging appearance of major common pathologies and demonstrate an insight through synthesis for a variety of medical radiation science modalities;
  • be able to explain the aetiology and pathogenesis of commonly imaged pathologies;
  • be able to analyse the various imaging modality options and their efficacy in the diagnosis of commonly imaged pathologies;
  • be able to describe and justify the therapeutic approaches for commonly imaged pathologies.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Module 1:

- Introduction to pathological concepts
- Terminology
- Cell pathology
- Injury
- Repair
- Necrosis / apoptosis
- Ischaemia / infarction
- Micro-organisms
- Radiation pathology
- Immunity
- Inflammation
- Infection

Module 2:
- Neoplasia
- Musculoskeletal
- Cardiovascular
- Respiratory
- Gastrointestinal
- Hepatobiliary
- Genitourinary
- Nervous system; mental health, aging and stress
- Endocrine / exocrine
- Lymphatic
- Haematopoietic

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.