University of Technology Sydney

91403 Medical Imaging

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Requisite(s): 68041 Physical Aspects of Nature OR 68101 Foundations of Physics OR 68037 Physical Modelling
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Anti-requisite(s): 68202 Medical Imaging Technology


This subject provides fundamental principles regarding imaging modalities and a broad background, based on physics, to establish an understanding of how particular imaging techniques have been developed and their clinical and research applications. It covers an examination of the role and effectiveness of clinical imaging, an overview of generic characteristics, and a detailed examination of specific imaging modalities including x-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging. The subject includes lectures, practicals and workshops. The lectures include presentations by visiting clinical imaging specialists.

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Autumn session, City campus

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