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MRTY5140: Breast Imaging B

This unit of study examines novel methods and technologies for breast cancer detection and breast disease evaluation, e.g. tomosynthesis, phase contrast imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and molecular imaging. Factors affecting the diagnostic accuracy of readers will also be investigated such as image quality and breast density. Students will also be introduced to advanced practice in image interpretation and continuous reader assessment programs such as BREAST and PERFORMS.

Code MRTY5140
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Develop and enhance an interest in research into mammography through increasing awareness of emerging research and critical analysis of journal articles
  • LO2. Demonstrate awareness of the theory and practice of digital breast tomosynthesis and its future impact in diagnosis and screening
  • LO3. Investigate the role of phase contrast imaging in clinical imaging
  • LO4. Gain an understanding of how theory and practice are integrated in mammography and breast imaging at an advanced level
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the modalities of ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT and MRI as applied to breast imaging and their current and potential roles in diagnostic and screening settings
  • LO6. Discover novel breast imaging techniques and their applications in research and clinical environments
  • LO7. Develop an understanding of advanced concepts of quality, artifacts and dose in screening and diagnostic mammography
  • LO8. Examine the significance of reader programs and their evaluation in research and clinical practice, including advanced roles for radiographer image interpretation

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.