RDGY30520 Medical Imaging (Clin/Res)

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module aims to enable students to develop specialised knowledge and understanding of the underlying physical principles of imaging modalities associated with clinical medical imaging and small animal imaging: conventional radiography (X-rays), Ultrasound (US), Computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radionuclide Imaging (RNI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), PET / CT, interventional radiology, breast imaging, forensic radiography and and introduction to AI in medical imaging. This module introduces aspects of equipment design, image acquisition, image processing, clinical applications from both the diagnostic and research perspectives. It will provide students with the ability to differentiate and discuss core technologies and discuss the appropriateness of each for certain clinical / pathological conditions along with potential research applications.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the successful student will be able to:

- Use scientific concepts to explain the basic physical processes that underpin conventional radiography (X-rays), Ultrasound (US), Computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI), Radionuclide Imaging (RNI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and PET / CT, interventional radiology, breast imaging, forensic radiography and there will be an introduction to AI in medical imaging.

- Discuss the key components and operating principles of these imaging modalities.

- Be able to justify the use of each imaging modality to specific clinical conditions whilst considering the indications and considerations.

- Be able to justify the use of each imaging modality to various research applications.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Autonomous Student Learning

101

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
lectures
case-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
RDGY10090 - Healthcare Imaging&Info System


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Assignment to design a series of MCQs based on the theoretical content of lectures. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

40

Assignment: Poster design based on theoretical content and personal research. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

60


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Andrea Cradock Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Kathleen Curran Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Allison Kacperski Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Eileen Kelly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Jonathan McNulty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Marie-Louise Ryan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Rachel Toomey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Mon 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 28, 29, 30 Mon 15:00 - 16:50
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 31 Mon 15:00 - 16:50
Spring