PHYS5401 Medical Imaging Physics
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Multi-mode
- Students are introduced to the physical principles underlying the main medical imaging techniques and their clinical applications. Topics include X-ray and computed tomography (CT) radiology, nuclear medicine radioisotopes and imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, mammography and image processing.
- Students are able to (1) describe the physical principles underlying the operation of medical imaging equipment; (2) understand and apply mathematical methods of image construction and processing; (3) understand aspects of clinical applications of imaging methods; (4) discuss radiation safety issues in the operation of medical imaging equipment; (5) understand basic quality control (QC) for equipment used in nuclear medicine and radiology; and (6) recognise potential sources of artefact or inaccuracy.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) tutorial preparation and participation; and (3) a three-hour examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Pejman Rowshan Farzad
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Physics (53560)
the Master of Medical Physics (51630)
Honours in Physics
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (62550)
- Advisable prior study:
- ANHB5451 Human Biology for Medical Physicists
- Contact hours
- practical classes: 1 hour per week
- Unit Outline
Bushberg, J. T. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 2nd edn: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2002
Cherry, S. R. et al. Physics in Nuclear Medicine, 3rd edn: Saunders 2003
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