HMI303 - Principles of Advanced Modality Imaging 2

Year: 2020 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H309 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging
Prerequisite:

All of HMI301 and HMI302

Corequisite:

HMI304

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

A minimum of 150 hours over the semester undertaking teaching, learning and assessment activities, including a minimum of 4 hours per week of classroom based activities, simulation/laboratory activities and case based analysis.

Content

This unit introduces the student to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as an advanced imaging modality with specific emphasis on routine diagnostic protocols. The essential physics of MRI is considered alongside an integrated analysis of the components of the image processing chain related to magnet strengths coil design and instrumentation, examination of pulse sequences, scanning techniques and protocols and contrast enhanced imaging. It also considers the quality assurance, aspects of sequence design and the factors that determine image contrast and spatial resolution. FID signal sampling and image reconstruction methods are reviewed, in the context of SNR consideration and artefact production. An overview of MRI imaging design sequencing, such as Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. MRA dynamic imaging and functional (fMRI) is also included.

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