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MP5901: COMPARATIVE IMAGING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 02 Dec 2020 11:00


Course Overview

A study of the similarities and differences between the various modalities that are used for medical imaging 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor A Welch

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course starts with a study of the various metrics that are used to characterise the quality of medical images, such as resolution, noise, signal noise ratio, contrast and contrast to noise ratio. The common medical imaging modalities (X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and Ultrasound) are then introduced and compared in terms of these metrics. In the latter part of the course we consider the common “imaging targets” for various disease processes and learn how to design an imaging study to answer a specific diagnostic or research question.  


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 39 - 40
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 41 - 48

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 27 Feedback Weeks 27

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Feedback

Online test with feedback on each question

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the principles of operation of the main medical imaging modalities

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 26 Feedback Weeks 26

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Feedback

Online test with feedback on each question

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the various metrics that are used to quantify image quality and the relationships between them

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 28 Feedback Weeks 28

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Feedback

Online test with feedback on each question

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseCompare the performance of the main medical imaging modalities in terms of the image quality measures

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback on essay given via rubrics

Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDetermine the imaging targets for given disease processes

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 35

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Feedback given via rubrics

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDesign an imaging study to answer a specific diagnostic or research question in a specific context

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 40

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Feedback will be provided after the oral exam

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDetermine the imaging targets for given disease processes
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the various metrics that are used to quantify image quality and the relationships between them
ProceduralCreateDesign an imaging study to answer a specific diagnostic or research question in a specific context
ConceptualAnalyseCompare the performance of the main medical imaging modalities in terms of the image quality measures
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the principles of operation of the main medical imaging modalities

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