IMAGE DIAGNOSTICS AND RADIATION SAFETY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Objective of the course is to acquire the radiological basic physical principles of the different technical, the clinical applications of the imaging and the diagnostic lines guides of the several pathologies.
The Course is articulated in two months (October-November) with approximately 24 hours of frontal lessons. With respect to the propaedeutical cultural it is thought indispensable to have old the examination of Pathological Anatomy of 5° the year.
Course contents summary
Physical principles of diagnostic imaging.
Biological interactions X-rays-substance, essentials in radioprotection.
Energies used in diagnostic imaging and their technology: conventional and digital Radiography, Sonography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Nuclear Medicine.
Diagnostic Imaging of musculoskeletal system.
Diagnostic Imaging of chest diseases. Differential diagnosis of chest diseases: lungs, mediastinum, thymus, pleura, breast, diaphragma.
Diagnostic imaging of cardiovascular disorders.
Diagnostic Imaging of the gastrointestinal tract.: esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon.
Diagnostic Imaging of the liver, bile ducts, pancreas.
Diagnostic Imaging of the genitourinary tract.: kidneys, urinary bladder, male and female genital tracts.
Diagnostic Imaging of the nervous system. Differential diagnosis of skull and spine disorders.
Diagnostic Imaging of the endocrine system. Pituitary
Differential diagnosis of endocrine disorders.
Linphnodes and spleen. Differential diagnosis of limphnodes and splenic disorders.
Peritoneum and retroperitoneum disorders.
Interventional Radiology: indications and limits.
Flow charts of the main clinical questions.
Giorgio Cittadini 'Diagnostica per Immagini' Ed. ECIG