Bachelor's degree in Radiology Techniques for Imaging and Radiotherapy (to qualify as a medical radiology technician) (Verona)

Equipment and information systems in radiology (2018/2019)

Course code
4S000366
Credits
6
Coordinator
Flavio Rigo

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PRESUPPOSTI FISICO-GEOMETRICI ALLA FORMAZIONE DELL'IMMAGINE RADIOLOGICA 1 MED/50-APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY Lezioni 2 Semestre TSRM Flavio Rigo
APPARECCHIATURE DI RADIODIAGNOSTICA E CONTROLLI DI QUALITA' 2 ING-INF/07-ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT Lezioni 2 Semestre TSRM Davide Fasoli
SISTEMI INFORMATIVI RADIOLOGICI, ELABORAZIONE ED ARCHIVIAZIONE DELLE IMMAGINI 3 ING-INF/05-INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS Lezioni 2 Semestre TSRM Davide Adamoli

Learning outcomes

The teaching aims to make understand the basic aspects that characterize the radiological environment. Specifically, it addresses in a sequential and thorough way the structure and the various types of fixed and mobile radiological systems, the elements of the electrical safety of medical equipment, the principles of production and evaluation of the radiological image quality and at the same time management, transmission of clinical / diagnostic data in hospital information systems with specific reference to radiological departments.

Syllabus

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MM: PRESUPPOSTI FISICO-GEOMETRICI ALLA FORMAZIONE DELL'IMMAGINE RADIOLOGICA
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•production of x-rays; •x-ray Spectrum; •notes on the interaction of x-rays with matter; •radiological image formation; •geometric factors in Radiology; •radiological projection concept; •main, central and normal x-beam; •magnification, deformation and distortion of the object; •geometric unsharpness and the Heel effect; •voltage, current, time: relationships and effects in conventional and digital radiology; •Collimators, diffusion grids and other procedures to contain the scattering; •concept of contrast, sensitivity, exposure latitude and spatial resolution; •main correlations and differences between traditional radiography and digital radiography both direct and indirect; •guidelines for a correct analysis of the radiographic image quality.
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MM: APPARECCHIATURE DI RADIODIAGNOSTICA E CONTROLLI DI QUALITA'
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- medical devices - medical electrical equipments - electrical safety - Ohm’s law - high voltage transformers - rectifiers - single-phase, multi-phase and high-frequency generators - fixed and mobile x-ray equipments - signal conversion and processing in x-ray equipments - digital flat panel detectors - signal post processing - digital angiography and fluoroscopy - quality controls
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MM: SISTEMI INFORMATIVI RADIOLOGICI, ELABORAZIONE ED ARCHIVIAZIONE DELLE IMMAGINI
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Information Systems and information flows. The ospital enterprise. Digital signature and conservation of signed documents. Italian legislative decree n.196/2003 and B annex: personal data handling and data security. Holder, Responsible, Appointee of data handling. Minimum security measures. Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). Changing Radiology: filmless and paperless. Integration of clinical information systems: HL7 and DICOM standards. IHE profiles and Tachincal Framework. XDS profile: registry and repository in enterprises. Radiological system administrator. "Bologna" case. Telemedicine and regional projects Veneto Escape and Doge. Regional Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam concerning the entire course consists of 10 open questions to meet in 90 minutes. In particular, 4 questions are proposed for the module "Radiological Information Systems, processing and archiving of images," 3 questions for the module of"Physical-geometric assumptions for radiological imaging" and 3 questions for the module “Radiodiagnostic equipment and quality control".
The questions for each module are assessed by a vote of thirty by the specific teacher.
The Teaching Coordinator verbalizes the average grade resulting from the votes held by each module to the following rules:
- The test is considered passed if the average of the marks obtained in 3 modules is equal to or greater than 18/30;
- The minimum rating of each module that helps to determine the overall average rating for the course is 16/30;
- If the vote of a module is less than 16/30, the student is required to repeat the whole exam;
- A student who achieves an overall average rating in the script at or greater than 25/30 may request an oral interview to supplement the evaluation.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kathy McQuillen Martensen Analisi delle Immagini Radiografiche (Edizione 4) Verduci Editore 2015 88-7620-923-9
Terri L. Fauber Radiographic Imaging & Exposure Mosby Elsevier 2009 978-0-323-04727-2
Stewart Carlyle Bushong Radiologic Science for Technologists (Edizione 11) Mosby Elsevier 2017 9780323353779




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