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MRTY5135: Hybrid Imaging A

This unit of study will investigate the equipment, tomographic reconstruction, image display and analysis used in current clinical molecular and computed tomography (CT) morphological hybrid systems, e.g., SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Techniques used to improve image quality, quantification of radiopharmaceutical biodistribution and the reduction of radiation dose to the patient will also be included. Best practice utilisation for typical clinical presentations will be explored. Students will be introduced to imaging procedures and protocols for a range of equipment and radiopharmaceuticals. Future trends in the application of hybrid medical imaging will be investigated through a review of the current literature.

Code MRTY5135
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the motivation behind combining multiple imaging modalities into a single “hybrid imaging” platform
  • LO2. Demonstrate a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of the use of multimodality hybrid technology in state-of-the-art medical imaging
  • LO3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the individual roles of each modality in a hybrid imaging device and practical knowledge of how these can be combined synergistically to improve medical image reporting
  • LO4. Implement and maintain appropriate QA in multimodality imaging
  • LO5. Demonstrate an understanding of how CT imaging has been instrumental in increasing the quantification accuracy of SPECT and PET functional images
  • LO6. Demonstrate practical understanding of the limitations and sources of potential inaccuracies or misregistration between modalities in hybrid imaging and how these may be mitigated

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