Resources of the Department
The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences as part of the development of its undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging, and Post Graduate Initiatives, maintains teaching and learning resources to service both its teaching and research. The Department is located on the first floor of Building 13C within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences teaching precinct on the Clayton Campus.
Radiography Skills Labs
The Department utilises a new Radiology facility on the ground floor of Building 13D and a new medical ultrasound facility on level one of Building 13C. The Radiology facility is designed to model a hospital radiology department including patient reception and waiting areas, tutorial spaces and a departmental office. The facility features three x-ray rooms incorporating two fixed hospital x-ray systems, a C-arm fluoroscopy system and a mobile x-ray. In addition, the facility has a Agfa computed radiography (CR) system for processing the x-ray images and a Philips Brilliance Workspace Portal PACS (picture archiving and communication system) for extensive image handling capability. The Brilliance Portal drives numerous student workstations providing ready student access to images generated within the facility as well as from our affiliated hospitals.
These clinical quality radiographic facilities are used in practical teaching of radiation and radiographic methods. Under supervision from radiographers, students learn radiographic practice using an anthropomorphic phantom (a model patient with artificial bones and organs) and carry out experiments related to the physics of radiographic imaging. Simulation software also enables students to practise obtaining images with correct exposure under differing conditions and to minimise patient radiation dose. The Brilliance Portal, apart from providing extensive image processing and three dimensional imaging capability, will support research in various fields of medical imaging.
The new medical ultrasound facility comprises four clinical quality Philips ultrasound systems. The facility has been designed to simulate the clinical setting and facilitate the development of abdominal scanning skills through hands-on practical training. All laboratory teaching sessions are supervised by accredited medical sonographers. The facility is also used for ultrasound related research projects.
- ADAC Labs
- ATL Ultrasound
- Fischer Imaging
- GE Medical Systems
- Hewlett Packard
- Konica Medical Corp Mallinckrodt
- Philips Medical Systems
- Toshiba Medical
- American College of Radiology
- American Roentgen Ray Society
- Australian Institue of Radiography
- British Institute of Radiology
- Canadian Association of Radiologists
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
- Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA)
- Royal College of Radiologists
- Society of Skeletal Radiology
- American Journal of Roentgenology
- British Journal of Radiology
- BJR Online Diagnostic Imaging Magazine
- RSNA News