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

Computed Tomography (CT) - APPERECCHIATURE TC

Course code
4S000368
Name of lecturer
Stefania Guariglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
ING-INF/07 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Lezioni TRSM 2 ANNO 1 SEM dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 13, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Provide basic knowledge on technology and architecture of CT scanners as well as on its dosimetry for a conscious use of this type of equipment.

Syllabus

Introduction
Outlines of components, the techniques of acquisition and image reconstruction
History of CT from a technological and clinical perspective
In the gantry of a CT: the couch, the X-ray tube, the DAS system
From single slice to multislice CT.
Detectors in CT: scintillation, gas, synthetic. Physical principles, use in single and multi-slice CT, architecture benches. Collimation and slice thickness in CT examinations.
Special technologies: quarter shift detector, flying focal spot.
TC and cardiology: gating techniques
Artifacts
Dosimetry in CT. automatic current modulation, CTDI, DLP, factors that determine the dose to the patient.
Cone Beam CT: technology and applications

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice quiz and oral interview





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