PHYS5401 Medical Imaging Physics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (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 artefacts or inaccuracies.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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)
the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (62550)
Advisable prior study:
ANHB5451 Human Biology for Medical Physicists
Contact hours
Practical Classes: 2 hours per week plus one hour of practicals per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]

Bushberg, J. T. et al. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 3rd edn: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2011

Cherry, S. R. et al. Physics in Nuclear Medicine, 4th edn: ELSEVIER 2012

Dance, D.R. et al. Diagnostic Radiology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students, International atomic energy agency, Vienna, 2014

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