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

Computed Tomography (CT) - TECNICHE E PROTOCOLLI TC

Course code
4S000368
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Languini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
Lezioni 2A 1 semestre TSRM dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 4, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The student will be able to choose CT protocols depending on the pathology and the anatomical region to be analysed, modifying scan parameters properly according to the patient's features, minimising the dose.
The student will also be able to appropriately process, menage and file CT images according to the right post-processing.

Syllabus

CT'S HISTORY
IMAGES' DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY
- imaging basics
- reconstruction methods
- matrix, pixel and voxel
- CT number and Hounsfield scale
- spatial resolution, contrast resolution and noise
- artefacts
SCAN PARAMETERS
- scan field of view (SFOV)
- field of view (FOV)
- matrix
- section thickness
- pitch (spiral CT)
- sampling frequency and number of projections
- exposition data (mAs and kVp)
- window width and window level
- kernel filters
CONTRAST MEDIA (CM)
CHEST CT PROTOCOLS
- routine chest CT without contrast
- pulmonary nodule CT
- high-resolution chest CT (HRCT)
- pulmonary embolism CT
- aneurysm CT
- aortic dissection CT
- staging CT
ABDOMEN CT PROTOCOLS
- acute abdomen
- liver CT
- pancreas CT
- kidneys CT
- aneurysm CT
- staging CT
- virtual colonoscopy
- enema CT
HEAD AND NECK PROTOCOLS
- larynx pathology CT
- supra-aortic vessels CT
- facial bones CT
- skull/encephalon CT
CARDIAC CT PROTOCOLS
LOWER EXTREMITIES CT PROTOCOLS
POLYTRAUMA CT PROTOCOLS
SKELETAL SITES CT PROTOCOLS
IMAGE POST-PROCESSING
- display console
- lenght and density measurements
- secondary reconstructions and enlargement
- multiplanar reconstructions and 3D
DOSE

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam.



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