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MRTY5141: Hybrid Imaging B

Semester 1, 2021 [Online] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit of study will investigate the equipment tomographic reconstruction image display and analysis used in current clinical molecular and magnetic resonance imaging MRI morphological hybrid systems eg PETMRI 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

Unit details and rules

Unit code MRTY5141
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Dale Bailey,
Lecturer(s) Paul Keall,
Dale Bailey,
Roger Fulton,
Peter Kench,
Steven Meikle,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Essay
Written assessment
50% Formal exam period
Due date: 20 Jun 2021 at 23:59
2000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO4 LO6
Small test Quiz
Online quiz
15% Week 06 30 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Discussion
Discussion contributions
35% Week 13
Due date: 06 Jun 2021 at 23:59
Weeks 1-13
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2

Assessment summary

  • Quiz: A series of online questions will set based on the learning in the first 5 weeks of the semester. A variety of question types will be used including multiple-choice.
  • Discussion: Online discussion will initially be seeded by the unit coordinator and responses sought from the participants. While we want this discussion to be spontaneous and wide ranging, some limits and direction will be given by the unit co-ordinator. In your responses, we wish you to consider what others have said and constructively criticise them or take the discussion further. Do not just repeat what has already been said. You will asked to submit a collection of your posts from the online discussion.
  • Essay: Choose one of the essay questions provided.
Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

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Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction to unit Online class (2 hr)  
Week 02 Review of MRI Online class (2 hr)  
Week 03 Review of PET imaging Online class (2 hr)  
Week 04 Origins, motivation, and technical challenges of hybrid PET/MRI Online class (2 hr)  
Week 05 Small animal PET/MRI systems Online class (2 hr)  
Week 06 Human PET/MRI systems Online class (2 hr)  
Week 07 Correction for attenuation in PET/MRI Online class (2 hr)  
Week 08 Correction and motion in PET/MRI Online class (2 hr)  
Week 09 Clinical applications: oncology & emerging Online class (2 hr) LO4 LO6
Week 10 Total Body PET Online class (2 hr) LO7
Week 11 Research applications of PET/MRI Online class (2 hr)  
Week 12 SPECT/MRI Online class (2 hr)  
Week 13 Radiation therapy/MRI Online class (2 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: This unit is offered by distance and there are no campus attendance requirements.
  • Required materials: Online/distance education units of study have the following computer requirements - desktop computer or laptop (not tablet), webcam and microphone (built-in or external), and connection to network with sufficient internet speed (at least 3 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps upload).

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. discuss the innovations that preceded the development of PET/MRI
  • LO2. describe the system design of a commercially available PET/MRI
  • LO3. discuss the technical challenges of PET/MRI attenuation and motion correction
  • LO4. discuss the clinical benefits of MRI hybrid molecular imaging compared single modality or hybrid molecular imaging with computed tomography
  • LO5. consider the potential future role of PET/MR and radiation therapy/MRI in oncology
  • LO6. describe examples of research applications of PET/MRI.
  • LO7. discuss the opportunities afforded by for a National Total Body-PET (TB-PET) system based at the university

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Addition of Total Body PET/CT lecture


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