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RAD2011 - Radiographic imaging and methods 3

7 points, SCA Band 2, 0.146 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Term 2 2007 (Day)


Paediatric radiography, accident and emergency radiography and mobile imaging. Barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract. Sialography. Intravenous, post-operative cholangiopancreatography. Ascending and exretion urography, micturating cystourethrography, urethrography and retrograde pyeloureterography. Mobile x-ray generators and consoles, body section imaging including panatomography, image intensification, coupling optics and video imaging, viewing and recording the fluoroscopic image, computed radiographic systems, and quality assurance. Physical principles of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).


At the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the physical and technological characteristics of mobile radiography systems, computed radiographic and photofluoroscopic and body section imaging systems;
  2. appreciate the quality control procedures associated with mobile radiography and photofluoroscopic imaging systems and the computed radiographic imaging systems;
  3. appreciate the physical principles underpinning dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA);
  4. explain how basic radiographic positioning methods and techniques are modified for the paediatric and geriatric patient, mobile examinations and accident and emergency situations;
  5. describe the radiographic protocols and positioning methods for contrast examination of the gastrointestinal, hepato-biliary and urinary systems;
  6. apply radiographic criteria and a problem-solving perspective to paediatric, mobile and accident and emergency radiographs and radiographs of the gastrointestinal, hepato-biliary and urinary systems.


One written examination (three hours): 60%
SOLAR reports: 40%


Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging.