MSc Medical Imaging Science / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
|FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
|Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences
|Available as a free choice unit?
This course-unit provides an overview of the major imaging methods that do not use radioactive tracers. There is an emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as this represents a wide range of imaging techniques. Clinical ultrasound imaging and X-ray imaging, such as Computed Tomography are also covered. The course-unit is delivered between weeks four and twelve of the semester.
Basic concepts of MR Imaging:
- Physics: spin polarization, resonance, relaxation. Use of field gradients for image formation
- Conventional imaging techniques, k-space representation. Contrast in images, diagnostic utility.
- Fast Imaging
- Applications of Clinical MRI.
- Basics of functional imaging and contrast bolus tracking.
Basic concepts of X-ray CT and ultra sound imaging
- Physics and mathematics of image formation
- Function and diagnostic utility of the modalities
- Image quality and image reconstruction
- Hardware and optimisation of imaging parameters.
|Mathematical Foundations Of Imaging
To cover the physical, mathematical and technological processes involved in the major medical imaging modalities that do not involve radio-isotope injection. This course-unit comprises lectures and assessments of magnetic resonance imaging, computed X-ray tomography and diagnostic ultrasound. The commonality between imaging systems will be emphasised and equipment performance evaluation techniques and the clinical utilisation of images will also be covered.
Category of Outcome
Students should be able to:-
Knowledge and Understanding
Describe the physics of the different imaging methods.
Explain the key factors which determine image contrast in the different modalities.
Undertake the standard approach to analysis for each modality.
Describe the clinical applications of the techniques
Advise on choice of imaging method for specific applications
Advise on ways to improve contrast or signal-to-noise of images and appreciate the trade-offs involved
Use a narrow bore high field MR scanner
Analyse data using image processing software
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Undertake a critical review of an area of the imaging literature
Give a presentation on a medical imaging topic
-Write a scientific report
Teaching and learning methods
- Teaching involves lectures and a laboratory practical session.
- Learning includes preparing a literature review on a medical imaging topic, a practical report and an oral presentation
- Formal summative assessments
- Real time educative formative assessments during practical classes
|Independent study hours