Radiographic methodology 2, 7.5 creditsRadiografisk metodik 2, 7.5 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Radiographic methodology 2
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- G2 - First cycle 2
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
- Decided by
- Programnämnden för röntgensjuksköterskprogrammet
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee Clintec
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Autumn 2016
Specific entry requirements
To be qualified to a higher semester, it is required that the student has taken at least 15 ECT credits from last semester, and all credits from previous semesters.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Account for the technical and physical principles of computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medical techniques (PET and SPECT the gamma camera) and ultrasound equipment and relate these to patient protection, image quality and artifacts
- Explain and discuss factors in the image process that influences the image quality at a radiography
- Explain the connection between exposure parameters and type of examination or patient size.
- Explain how and why different factors influence the amount of scattered radiation and discuss effect on image quality and radiation doses
- Describe how digital images are constructed and explain the connection between the histograms and detector dose of an image
- Relate setting parameters in the X-ray and computer tomography to a specific examination and patient size
- Explain central concepts within basic nuclear physics such as radioactive decay, radioactivity, half-life and the interaction of charged particles
- Comparing the various modalities for diagnostic possibilities based on the latest scientific literature
The course comprises the technical imaging equipment that is on a modern x-ray laboratory
The course deals with physical factors affecting image quality and radiation doses, to patients and staff, in X-ray examinations. The course also comprises the technical and physical principles of other common modality within image and functional medicine such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, analysis, nuclear medical technologies and ultrasound equipment aswell as a review of recent methodological developments described in the literature.
The course is carried out with a number of lectures. The course also includes compulsory laboratory sessions.
In case of absence from compulsory course elements, the student is responsible to contact the course coordinator for complementary assignments. The course coordinator decides whether, and if so how, absence from compulsory course elements can be made up. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the course coordinator. Absence from a compulsory course element could mean that the student cannot retake the element until the next time the course is offered.
The course is examined through a written examination. Furthermore, submitted and approved laboratory reports are required.
The student is entitled to a total of six test occasions to get passed.
In connection to the course three occasions will be given One within the course, two occasions at future re-examinations. In some cases, it is required that the student submits an exemption application before he/she has the results of his/her latest completed examination. Three more opportunities are provided according to the same set-up when the course is given next time.
If the course is examined by a extern exam, or other assignments with deadlines, a latest submission date is given at the introduction of the course. In cases where a completion is required a new date for latest submission is set. If the requirements for submission are not fulfilled the student is given the opportunity to submit the exam or the assignment at the next time course is given. Reasons for not meeting deadlines may be taken under consideration by examiner.
The student may be examined under a previous syllabus within a year after the date when a close-down or major changes of the course was decided.
Course evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Education at Karolinska Institutet.
Literature and other teaching aids
1. uppl. : Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2007 - 288 s. ISBN:978-91-44-03796-7 LIBRIS-ID:10517253 URL: http://www.studentlitteratur.se/omslagsbild/artnr/31919-01/height/320/width/320/bild.jpg Library search
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2010. ISBN:978-0-7817-7554-0 LIBRIS-ID:12148840 Library search
Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2002 - 310 s. ISBN:91-44-01528-3 LIBRIS-ID:8427844 Library search