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CODE 106479
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/50
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide students with an overview of the information systems dedicated to Radiology and Laboratory and their integration with hospital information systems.
A sufficiently in-depth overview of Magnetic Resonance (MRI) imaging will be presented to students;  the learning outcomes will include the understanding of the possible problems inherent to the different techniques illustrated, and the ability to discuss the role of the main parameters at play in the image acquisition and processing phases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The field of Diagnostic Imaging, which in the relatively recent past was dominated by analog radiological equipment, has undergone a profound transformation with the introduction of new techniques and methodologies such as CT, MRI, PET-CT, etc. This has allowed for advantages such as three-dimensional reconstructions, digital archiving, and image transmission.

The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview of computer systems dedicated to Radiology and Laboratory and their integration with hospital information systems.

Students will receive a sufficiently in-depth overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including the physical principles underlying the functioning of the techniques, and the hardware and software components of the equipment. The learning outcomes will include understanding the possible issues related to the different techniques illustrated and the ability to discuss the role of the main parameters involved in the image acquisition and processing phases.

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This course covers computer systems dedicated to the management and processing of data and images such as H.I.S., R.I.S., L.I.S., P.A.C.S, and their integration into the network with hospital and healthcare information systems.

The objective of this course is to guide students to acquire knowledge about the role of the System Administrator for Diagnostic Imaging. The System Administrator for Diagnostic Imaging requires radiological, computer, and legislative knowledge, as well as management skills, relational skills, and knowledge of communication processes for interfacing and integrating H.I.S./R.I.S./P.A.C.S. hardware and software systems, also in terms of data quality and security.

This course presents also an overview of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including the following aspects:

Physics and engineering of MRI; Hardware and software components of MRI equipment; MRI sequence parameters and their significance; Main types of MRI sequences; MRI images and imaging techniques; Safety aspects.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The lecturers will share their slides with students.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The lessons will take place in the second semester.

The class schedule will be available at the following link:

https://easyacademy.unige.it › portalestudenti

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam, in person.
Typically, the exam consists of answering two open-ended questions orally.
In case of certification of specific learning disability (SLD), disability or other special educational needs, the University legislation and regulations on disability and SLD are applied. Students with SLD or other certified special educational needs shall contact the lecturers/examiners (Prof Costagli and Luminati) and the Department contact person (Prof Girtler) at least 10 days before the exam.
If the exam takes place online, the format will be a multiple-choice test and/or open-ended questions.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will verify the acquisition of the class contents and evaluate the student's ability to present and discuss examples of real-world problems using the knowledge and skills acquired. Students who do not achieve a score (18) on all questions will not pass the exam.