The course will introduce and familiarize students with advanced and specialized imaging modalities such as Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine, Hybrid modalities, Bone Densitometry and Shortwave lithotripsy. The students also review the contents of MIS 603 to conduct examinations with multiple trauma and more complex health and medical conditions. The course will complement the clinical experience of students and students will conduct Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound imaging procedures considering gross and cross-sectional radiographic anatomy, radiation protection and safe practice. Theory will be complemented with supervised MRI and Ultrasound Imaging clinical placement at a designated medical imaging facility.
- Teacher: Keshni Lata
This course will provide knowledge in the application of radiation protection and familiarize students with radiation dosimetry by developing the students’ understanding of the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter and its effects on humans. Discussion of regulatory bodies and their involvement in radiation protection is also part of this course.
- Teacher: Raymond Keshwan
This course builds on the integration of concepts and knowledge of anatomy, pathology and imaging procedures and principles. The course aims to develop student skills in developing reports and providing informed opinions by teaching the theory and skills of image evaluation, critical image analysis and spot diagnosis in Radiology using a multimodality approach. Interpretation will be correlated with relevant clinical history and informed by evidence based practice.
This course introduces special contrast medical imaging procedures of the upper and lower gastrointestinal system, biliary and urinary systems. Students will also learn mammography and myelography and information for dealing with specific imaging situations such as trauma, mobile radiography, operation theatre radiography and special consideration (pediatric, geriatric and special needs) patient populations. The course will complement the clinical experience of students enabling them to conduct imaging procedures considering gross and cross-sectional radiographic anatomy, radiation protection and safe practice.
This course introduces the basic concepts and applications of digital image processing methods, compression techniques, computer assisted diagnosis and image storage, communication and informatics. Students will become familiar with the influence of the human observer on every component of the imaging chain and how this can affect the predictive diagnostic capabilities of a method. Emphasis will also be given on topics such as Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS), DICOM, PACS data management, telemedicine and teleradiology.
This course introduces the student to the theory and principles of general radiographic positioning of the upper and lower extremities, bony thorax, chest, abdomen, pelvis, cranial bones, facial bones and the vertebral column. Students will develop competency through a combination of lecture and laboratory sessions. Further practice will come in the actual clinical setting under the guidance of assigned clinical supervisors.
This course will assist students in understanding the imaging process as a sequence of events from x-ray production to image processing via conventional and digital systems. It will provide students with an overview of the physics of radiation, instrumentation, electrical principles and operation of imaging systems. The course will also provide a detailed study of factors that affect image acquisition, display, storage and retrieval in Computed and Digital Radiography and emphasize on problem solving and quality assurance testing for evaluating the performance of these systems.