Course Title: Medical Imaging Technology 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Technology 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Pradip Deb

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7324

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.023

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment arranged via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)



Course Description

This course builds upon your knowledge and skills developed during the first year of the Medical Radiations program and through your successful completion of the Medical Imaging Technology 1 course. This course is designed to develop an understanding of the physical and instrumental basis of medical imaging technology as it is applied clinically.

Medical Imaging Technology 2 furthers your understanding of the physical concepts and instrumentation which underpin contemporary clinical medical imaging technology. The concepts delivered in Medical Imaging Technology 1 form a foundation knowledge, which is expanded to investigate the theoretical principles underpinning more complex technologies in Medical Imaging Technology 2. This includes the theoretical and physical principles behind CR systems, introduction to DR systems and fluoroscopic imaging systems. The course will be delivered through a series of formal lectures, practical laboratory sessions and tutorials. It will enhance your understanding the principles of operation of new imaging modalities that are introduced in this rapidly growing field, which is driven by emerging new technologies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1.4 Radiation safety and risk management

1.4a. Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to your division of registration

1.4b. Protect and enhance patient/client safety

1.4c. Confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as appropriate to your division of registration

1.4d. Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to your division of registration

1.4e. Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment

Standard 1.5 Practice in medical radiation sciences

1.5b. Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Relate knowledge of the physics concepts, instrumentation and technological principles of Medical Imaging to clinical examinations and procedures
  2. Discuss the principles of Medical Imaging physics and technology, including Computed Radiography (CR), Digital Radiography (DR), Fluoroscopy and Interventional Procedures
  3. Explain the concepts of Medical Imaging Instrumentation and Dosimetry using discipline specific terminology
  4. Explain radiation regulations and radiation safety measures using theoretical knowledge and application of practical skills

Overview of Learning Activities

The core content of Medical Imaging Technology 2 is delivered via a series of lectures. In addition, you may engage in a series of practical laboratory exercises, computer-based laboratory exercises, on-line learning sessions, and on-line quizzes. Further, you are encouraged to pursue self-directed learning, including undertaking recommended reading and attempting problem sheets.

A detailed lecture and tutorial schedule will be available via myRMIT in the course documents folder

Any changes to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be posted on the online Learning Management System (LMS) Course area.


  • Radiographic Quality Control
  • Computed Radiography
  • Digital Radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Viewing Digital Image
  • Digital Display QC
  • Digital Image Artifacts
  • Radiation Regulation in Diagnostic Imaging
  • Tomography
  • Tomosynthesis

You will undertake the equivalent of four hours per week in lectures and two hours per week in laboratory classes.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course site on RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS), which includes announcements, course documents and a discussion board.

Medical Imaging Technology 2 is supported via extensive on-line course materials distributed via the LMS. These may include lecture notes, problem sheets and solutions, on-line learning activities, external internet links and access to RMIT library electronic and hardcopy resources. Threaded discussion forums may also be provided to facilitate discussion of the course content amongst students.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Tests

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory Activities

Weighing 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Examination

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4