Module Details

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Title MEDICAL IMAGING
Code PHYS855
Coordinator Professor AJ Boston
Physics
Andrew.Boston@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 10

Aims

The aim is to give the students an understanding of the principles and methods used in medical imaging in a clinical context. The students will cover a range of medical imaging modalities that are in used in hospitals. In addition to the lectures there will be a practical session in which students will use a benchtop CT scanner to obtain x-ray images of an object with the aim of understanding how the image reconstruction is carried out.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An understanding of both functional and anatomical imaging across a range of modalities

(LO2) An understanding of imaging reconstruction techniques including image artefacts

(LO3) The ability to understanding the clinical use of different imaging modalities

(S1) IT skills


Syllabus

 

X-rays; planar and computed tomography imaging Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Photoacoustic Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Ultrasound: B-scan Cardiovascular Imaging Breast Thermography Functional imaging imaging artefacts QC ALARA/ALARP image display: hard and soft copy, image perception gated and time-sequence imaging there is a practical session uing a benchtop CT x-ray scanner in the CTL. This is aimed at understanding image reconstruction. There is a visit to a SPECT/CT scanner at Daresbury. There is a one hour formative class test at the end of the module.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Series of lectures covering a range of imaging modalities
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Some lectures given by hospital based medical physicists who will cover a range of different imaging modlaities

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Problem solving and revision session
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: Students can get help with solving problems, see model solutions to problems and ask any questions

Teaching Method 3 - Laboratory Work
Description: Using a CT x-ray scanner and image recontruction sofware
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Students work in small group to get a CT x-ray image of a small object. They then inviestigate how image reconstruction is done. This work continues into the assignment where firther work on image reconstruction is carried out.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 15

  5

6

    26
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 74
TOTAL HOURS 100

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Examination There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :end semester 2  2 hours    60       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assignment There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :December during semester 1  3000 word report (or    40       

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