cod. 1000099

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate (MED/50)
Scienze e tecniche di radiologia medica per immagini e radioterapia
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
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Integrated course unit module: RADIOLOGY UNIT EQUIPMENT

Learning objectives

-Know and understand the basic of diagnostic imaging and application fields of radiology
-Know and understand the multidisciplinary nature of Radiographer
-Know the formation of radiological image and diagnostic equipment to ionizing radiation
-Know types and execution of conventional projections
-Know the equipment in interventional radiology and radiological imaging performed in fluoroscopy and fluorography, including breast section
-Know the basic of a surgical field, the role of the Radiographer and the other figures, and potential procedures performed
-Know the personal protective equipment (IPD) for the health professional and the patient
-Know the concepts and targets of good behavior rules designed to prevent injuries and infections, such as: radioprotection, sterility, integration/collaboration within a team of highly specialized professionals.
-Know the characteristics and specificity of pediatric Radiology
-Know how to positioning and execution pediatric exams. Know radiation protection device for patient/operator/helper
-Know the clinical breast diagnostic and fields of application
-Know the type and exam execution of mammographic screenings


-Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
-Knowledge of ionizing radiation’s physics
-Knowledge of radioprotection

Course unit content

-Knowledge and and execution modality of radiographic projections
-Knowledge of the analogical and digital imaging
-Knowledge and use of ionizing radiation equipment in conventional and interventional radiology
-Devices of radiation protection equipment (IPD) for the health professional and the patient

Full programme

-Radiographic techniques
-Diagnostic Imaging I
-Application of radiology
-Knowledge and understanding the role of Radiographer
-Bases of Conventional Radiology
-The production of X-rays, the X-ray tube, the diffusion-proof systems
-The detector-tube system in Conventional Radiology
-Knowledge and use of ionizing radiation equipment in conventional and interventional radiology
-Physical principles for production and quality imaging
-The analogical and digital imaging
-The traditional darkroom
-The surgery
-Introduction to Pediatric Radiology
-Radiation protection and means of restraint in pediatric radiology
-Reception of pediatric patient
-Implementing rules of pediatric projections
-Introduction to the diagnostic breast and definition of mammography
-Welcome and ways of approaching the patient in a breast
imaging center
-Procedures for implementation of mammography screenings
-Quality control on mammography equipment
-Introduction to beast examination of II level
-Introduction to Emergency-Urgency Department, explaining the triage and the role of imaging into
-Educational workshop: assessment by displaying conventional radiological images


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-Smith-Petersen MN, Cave EF, Van-Gorder GW. Intracapsular fractures of the neck of the femur-treatment by internal fixation. Arch Surg 1931;23:715-59.
-Laboratorio di Fisica Medica, Dipartimento di Fisica, UNICAL, Rende, Italia
-Book: “ANATOMIA RADIOLOGICA,tecniche e metodologie in radiodiagnostica” di Ferdinando Mazzuccato
-Book: “Atlante di tecnica radiologica generale e dello scheletro” of A. Trenta, A. Corinaldesi, P. Sassi, C. Pecunia
-Book: “The radiographic projections Musculoskeletal” of U. Albissini, M. Battaglia
-“Ruolo del TSRM in un comparto operatorio ortopedico”, thesis of Doc. Radiographer Giuseppe Forciniti, at the University of Parma, Italy
-“La radiologia domiciliare”, thesis of Doc. Radiographer Bruno Lorefice, at the University of Parma, Italy
-Web site

Teaching methods

-Frontal lessons
-Didactis laboratories

Assessment methods and criteria

- Oral and writing exam

Other information

A series of extra lessons have been carried out by a Matter Expert, which dealt with the history of the formation and execution of a radiological image