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Performance Testing of Imaging Equipment in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Semester 1

This Clinical Training course is designed to introduce the resident to the practical use and evaluation of the main imaging equipment found in typical radiology departments. Students will be actively involved in the use and performance evaluation of CT, X-ray and fluoroscopic x-ray equipment used for the acquisition of patient images. Medical physicists are required to undertake testing, use and
optimization of all the imaging devices found in a radiology department.

  • Screen-film systems
  • Film processing and darkroom
  • General radiography
  • Conventional and digital fluoroscopy
  • Computed radiography and digital radiography
  • Automatic Exposure control devices
  • Mammography
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental radiography
  • Display and printing devices and viewing condition
  • Two Written Report 30%
  • Clinical Evaluations 70%
Learning Objectives: 

On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Perform QC tests on photographic processors and associated darkroom equipment.
2. Perform acceptance and QC tests on display and printing devices.
3. Perform acceptance and QC tests on plain film and digital systems.
4. Perform acceptance and QC tests on general radiographic equipment, conventional and digital fluoroscopic equipment, CT scanners and mammography systems.
5. Perform acceptance and QC tests on dental radiographic imaging equipment
6. Perform acceptance and QC tests on Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.
7. Perform acceptance and QC tests on ultrasound scanners.

Course Code: 
2 Credits
Level 2
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