cod. 1009830

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - Second semester
- Massimo DE FILIPPO - Roberta Eufrasia LEDDA - Mario SILVA - Nicola SVERZELLATI
Academic discipline
Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia (MED/36)
Discipline radiologiche e radioterapiche
Type of training activity
50 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Biomedical Technologies & Imaging

Learning objectives

- To become familiar with the technical fundamentals of the main imaging techniques
- To acquire basic knowledge of radiological semiology of the main disorders
- Being able to apply the basics of radiological semiology and appropriateness criteria of radiological and nuclear medicine techniques, as well as principles of radiotherapy to clinical settings
- To read and interpret a radiological report


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Course unit content

- Technical fundamentals of radiological equipment (i.e., Conventional Radiography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Angiography, Ultrasonography), as well as of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy
- Basic knowledge of radioprotection for both healthcare professionals and patients
- Radiological semiology of the main disorders
- Appropriateness and indications for diagnostic investigations and interventional procedures in radiology

Full programme

- Imaging techniques: physical principles of image formation
- Imaging of the nervous system
- Imaging of the neck
- Imaging of the chest
- Imaging of the breast
- Imaging of the heart and the aorta
- Imaging of the liver
- Imaging of the biliary tract
- Imaging of the spleen
- Imaging of the pancreas
- Imaging of the alimentary tract
- Imaging of the urinary tract
- Imaging of the musculoskeletal system
- Imaging of the lymph nodes
- Principles of pediatric radiology
- Principles of interventional radiology


Learning Radiology, Recognizing The Basics– William Herring
Elsevier, 2019, 4th Edition

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical sessions for small groups of students

Assessment methods and criteria

The course objectives achievement will be assessed as follows:
1) Through a progress test (written), aiming at verifying students’ knowledge and understanding of the key points of the lectures. The score will be averaged with that of the final test.
2) A final test (oral) based on the interpretation of clinical cases to verify students’ ability to apply the acquired knowledge

Other information

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