CT. System components, system types, image acquisition parameters, image formation, modes of operation, image characteristics and artefact, image processing and display. Ultrasound. Properties of sound waves, interaction with matter, image data acquisition, image processing and display, artefact, safety and bio-effects. MRI. Magnetic properties and physics, magnetic resonance imaging, MRI contrast mechanisms and contrast agents, MRI instrumentation, additional acquisition techniques, artefacts, safety and bio-effects. Nuclear medicine. Radioisotope production, radio-pharmaceuticals.
PET. Mechanisms of operation, detector, coincidence detection, time-of-flight, attenuation correction, standardized uptake value (SUV), 2D vs 3D operation, count rate and administered dose considerations, image reconstruction, sensitivity and resolution, technical assessment and equipment purchase recommendations, quality assurance and quality control, artefacts. PET/CT. Mechanisms of operation, quality assurance and quality control, artefacts.