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RAD4050 - Clinical studies 8

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird


Clayton Second semester (extended) 2007 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A to Semester one 2007 (Day)


Multi-slice CT examinations of adult patients that demonstrate increased complexity in relation to patient status, procedural variations, patient or professional communication, image evaluation, organisational or legal obligations under supervision. DSA imaging and interventional examinations across a wide range of adult patients presenting with a range of clinical conditions.


Multi Slice CT
Students will be able to:

  1. implement and adapt, where appropriate, multislice CT protocols for the head and neck, chest, abdomen and spine, in relation to patient status and the clinical problem under investigation to the level of competent radiographer;
  2. apply basic quality assurance principles to multislice CT imaging systems;
  3. understand the role of Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) in relation to the identification of head and neck vascular pathology;
  4. appreciate the role of CT guided biopsy examinations of pathologies found within the abdomino-pelvic caviety;
  5. assist in the delivery of radiographic support for CTA and CT guided biopsies;
  6. perform image reformations of the console or stand-alone workstation; and
  7. identify personal learning goals in respect to the development of professional expertise in CT.
Students will be able to:
  1. appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of CTA and DSA in respect to the identification and assessment of a range of vascular pathologies;
  2. participate and assist in DSA procedures, paying particular attention to interventional procedures such as stent insertions, filter deployment, balloon angioplasties and thrombolytic therapies to the level of beginning radiographer;
  3. implement and adapt DSA and DSA Interventional imaging protocols under close supervision;
  4. perform digital post-processing techniques leading to the production of quality images for diagnostic evaluation and radiological reporting;
  5. apply quality assurance principles to DSA imaging systems; and
  6. identify personal learning goals in respect to the development of professional expertise in DSA.


Case reports and log entries: 50%
Clinical assessment: 30%
Professional development contact: 20%


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