Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Dr Matthew Dimmock, Ms Ruth Druva
Computed tomography: scientific principles and operational modes. System components and image characteristics. Image reconstruction techniques, summation convolution back-projection. Fourier reconstruction and algebraic and iterative reconstruction methods. Helical/spiral and multislice CT systems. CT artefacts and quality assurance. Principles of CT dosimetry and radiation protection. Clinical CT examinations for the head, chest, abdomen and spine; CT sectional anatomy and imaging pathology. General radiography including contrast, trauma, paediatric and mobile imaging. Digital image processing, computer interfaces, medical image formats, the Dicom standard, image compression and the hospital Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Written examination (3 hours) (35%)
MCQ CT post-clinical MCQ exam (1 hour) (5%)
CT image evaluation on-line test (1 hour) (5%)
CT Physics iSAP with calculations (1000 words)(5%)
CT Methods iSAP (2000 words)(10%)
Clinical Learning Portfolio (PebblePad)(25%)
Evidence based assignment (2000 words)(10%)
Law and ethics on-line test (1 hour)(5%)
A PASS IN ALL ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED. Students must obtain at least 50% of the available marks for each element of assessment to pass the unit.
There is an additional pre-clinical Hurdle assessment:
MCQ CT pre-clinical MCQ exam (1 hour)
5 x 1 hour Lectures, 2 x 1 hour Tutorials, 5 hours Online (Moodle) study periods, 5 academic hours per week spent in clinical practice.
See also Unit timetable information
Levels 1 and 2 of BRadMedImag course.