Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Catherine Kealley and Ms Caroline Wright


This unit covers advanced medical radiations physics and instrumentation concepts including future forms; digital image processing and advanced image and data optimisation; instrument performance and quality assurance.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure, performance characteristics and future forms of medical radiations instrumentation
  2. Assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of different medical radiations systems
  3. Critically discuss the principles of digital image processing and image reconstruction, including advanced concepts
  4. Demonstrate problem solving skills in relation to digital image processing and describe how images may be optimised and corrupted
  5. Discuss the application of PACS and other information technology systems used in medical radiations
  6. Define and implement quality assurance measures in clinical practice


Written examination (three hours)(70%)
Two assignments (1500 words each)(30%)
Hurdle requirement:
All elements of assessment must be passed to pass the unit.

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