X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are all medical imaging techniques of great practical importance that have been encountered by a great many people in their medical histories. This course, Imaging in medicine, illustrates how these techniques work and their limitations and advantages.
This course is about the scientific basis of medical imaging. Imaging techniques have long been part of the physician's diagnostic repertoire. Their use has been developed from simple X-ray measurements in the Accident and Emergency Unit to a range of subtle investigations of both the structure and functional status of targeted organs, including the brain. Medical imaging is at the heart of the contemporary medical practice.
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- Explain the underlying scientific principles of the major medical imaging techniques
- Explain the mode of operation of the major medical imaging techniques
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the major imaging techniques.
- Current imaging techniques 00:30:00
- Introduction 01:30:00
- Components of an X-ray unit 01:00:00
- Computed tomography 03:00:00
- Ultrasound 01:30:00
- Conclusion 01:00:00
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