Ionising Tissue and Flow Imaging

Module aims

 The course aims to analyse and explain how ionising imaging modalities such as X-ray.,CT and Nuclear medicine can provide information on the anatomy, composition and physiology of the human body.

Learning outcomes

 Learning Outcomes - Knowledge and Understanding

To explain how each ionising image modality is designed and operated to display tissue properties

To be able to compare and contrast which tissue properties each ionising imaging modality can display

To analyse the accuracy with which each ionising imaging modality can measure the relevant tissue properties.

To describe how tissue properties may be manipulated using contrast enhancement techniques and how that relates to tissue function and morphology.

To assess how flow and diffusion may be displayed and measured by the imaging technique.

Learning Outcomes - Intellectual Skills

To be able to calculate the contrast and resolution of an imaging method

Learning Outcomes - Practical Skills

To be able to calculate the contrast and resolution of an imaging method from data previously captured using imaging processing algorthms.

Module syllabus

 X-Ray: Fluoroscopy, Radiation Protection, Digital Radiography, Image Quality, QA and Dosimetry, CT Imaging .

Nuclear medicine: Instrumentation, Radiopharmaceuticals , Tracer Studies/Modelling, SPECT CT, PET instrumentation, PET applications, PET - tracer modelling, PET/MR, Image processing, Radionuclide therapies, NM Dosimetry 

Pre-requisites

 BE9-MBIMG Basic calculus

Assessments

 Examinations:
●  Written exam: 100% weighting
    Rubrics: 3 Compulsory Questions (note new course, but sample papers will be provided with outline answers
    No type of previous exam answers or solutions will be available

Feedback : Feedback will be provided in study groups on answers to problems. feedback will be provided during practical session