cod. 1010274

Academic year 2023/24
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
hub: PARMA
course unit

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
- Radioprotection
- 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


- Materials provided by the lecturer
- Jewett EL. One-piece angle nail for trochanteric fractures. J Bone J Surg, 1991;23:803-10
-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 exam

Other information

A number of additional lectures will be conducted in English to facilitate its use in clinical practice and internalisation.