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

Equipment and information systems in radiology (2016/2017)

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 TEC RAD MED LEZ 1A 2S Flavio Rigo
APPARECCHIATURE DI RADIODIAGNOSTICA E CONTROLLI DI QUALITA' 2 ING-INF/07-ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT TEC RAD MED LEZ 1A 2S Davide Fasoli
SISTEMI INFORMATIVI RADIOLOGICI, ELABORAZIONE ED ARCHIVIAZIONE DELLE IMMAGINI 3 ING-INF/05-INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS TEC RAD MED LEZ 1A 2S Davide Adamoli

Learning outcomes

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MM: PRESUPPOSTI FISICO-GEOMETRICI ALLA FORMAZIONE DELL'IMMAGINE RADIOLOGICA
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The course aims to help students understand: •the use of x-rays in producing diagnostic images; •geometric factors in Radiology; •x-beam modulation parameters and the main devices influencing the formation of radiographic image •the concept of radiographic image quality; •the main correlations and differences between traditional and digital radiographic image.
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MM: APPARECCHIATURE DI RADIODIAGNOSTICA E CONTROLLI DI QUALITA'
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The course aim is to let students know: - x-ray equipment structure - technical and functional connections - medical electrical equipment safety - fixed and mobile equipment types
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MM: SISTEMI INFORMATIVI RADIOLOGICI, ELABORAZIONE ED ARCHIVIAZIONE DELLE IMMAGINI
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Learn the functions of an Hospital Information System (HIS) and clinical data management. Peculiarities of the complex Radiology field.

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

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MM: PRESUPPOSTI FISICO-GEOMETRICI ALLA FORMAZIONE DELL'IMMAGINE RADIOLOGICA
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Written examination followed by oral.
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MM: APPARECCHIATURE DI RADIODIAGNOSTICA E CONTROLLI DI QUALITA'
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Written examination followed by oral
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MM: SISTEMI INFORMATIVI RADIOLOGICI, ELABORAZIONE ED ARCHIVIAZIONE DELLE IMMAGINI
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Written exam and optional oral exam

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Terri L. Fauber Radiographic Imaging & Exposure Mosby Elsevier 2009 978-0-323-04727-2




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