Course contents *
The learning methods used in this course consist of seminars, presentations, discussions performed by the course participants. Laboratory work and study visits are also offered. The course also includes written assignments where the course participants work in small groups with small parts of the course content. The course participants review their classmates’ written works within as well as in-between the groups.
The course content is divided into 11 well separated parts, as follows:
• Ionizing radiation dose and mammography.
• Plain X-ray and angiography.
• Computed Tomography (CT).
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
• Ultrasound imaging and Doppler ultrasound.
• Gamma camera and the relationship between radiation dose and image quality.
• Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
• Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
• Thermography (IR camera) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG).
• Diaphanography, Laser Doppler Imaging (LDPI) and Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT).
• Datacommunication systems for digital medical images in modern radiology department.
Intended learning outcomes *
The course aims to provide basic knowledge in the field of medical imaging, which also includes the processing, reconstruction, analysis and communication of medical images.
After the course, the student will be able to:
• Communicate with the experts and discuss problems in this field.
• Explain and give examples of technology and physics, and clinical use of the four dominant imaging modalities.
• Develop problem solving skills as well as putting these questions into contexts around the different imaging methods.
• Give examples of appropriate imaging techniques to be able to solve different medical problems.
• Describe the market, the costs and other economical aspects of medical imaging.
• Explain the tomography technique and use computer tools to reconstruct cross-sectional images by using this technique.
• Explain and give examples of how the communication of medical images in digital radiology departments works.
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