Cross-sectional Imaging – Therapeutic


Cross-sectional Imaging – Therapeutic

This module is aimed for therapeutic radiographers and will be delivered jointly with the Cross-sectional Imaging – Diagnostic postgraduate module. Although the contents of the two modules are similar, there are distinct differences in the application of practice which will be evident in the assessment presentation. The module will bring together the physical principles and clinical applications of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The aim of the module is to help therapeutic radiographers at all levels to make effective and safe use of contemporary localisation systems found in oncology practice. In addition by critically exploring technological advances in cross sectional imaging systems the module will also help prepare the radiographer for the future developments in oncology practice.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically discuss the physical principles, and compare and contrast mechanisms of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
  2. Compare and contrast the clinical / localisation applications of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
  3. Critically evaluate  the quality assurance and the safety measures associated with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
  4. Review and evaluate cross sectional image anatomy and pathology.

Who is the module for? Suitable for practitioners working in cross-sectional imaging modalities in the NHS or Private Sector

Module code: RA7005b

Entry criteria:

Contemporary experience of  Computed Tomography and MRI in the context of oncology

  • Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography
  • Minimum two years’ full-time clinical experience
  • Access to clinical practice and processes is required
  • Confirmation of mentoring support from appropriate personnel at the workplace for those modules that contain a clinical element

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 7

Assessment: Essay and poster.

Location: TBC

Pattern of Delivery: 5 days

Module dates:*

  • 18 June 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1,600

Programme: This module is part of Oncology Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc