15 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: MPY205

Aims/Description: This module recognises the dominant role that ionising radiation plays in imaging diagnostics and considers both planar and volumetric imaging modalities in the form of planar X-Ray imaging and Computed Tomography (CT). An important element of the module is to consider the underlying physics and engineering principles, so attention is given to ionising radiation and imaging theory as well as the technologies themselves. The principles elaborated within the lectures are consolidated through lab work which encourages exploration and deeper understanding of the taught material. The mathematics underpinning the technologies is also explored and forms a central component of the assessed material.On completion of the module, the student will have a strong grasp of X-ray imaging and the challenges of its application in the clinical environment. To add broader context, the module finishes with a cursory overview of other important imaging technologies that may be found in the hospital.

Staff Contact: FENNER JOHN W
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Bioengineering, course in IPE):

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