Computed Tomography: Techniques

A.Y. 2019/2020
7
Max ECTS
70
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/07 ING-INF/07 MED/36 MED/50
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Teaching in detail the physical principles, the equipment, the technique, the method of image reconstruction, the anatomy and the so-called "body" radiological CT semiotics.
Expected learning outcomes
After completing the course, students must:
- learn about CT architecture, features and physical principles
- know the basic principles of a Cone-Beam CT
- know the basic rules used in the definition of CT acquisition protocols
- be able to recognize the different anatomical structures on CT images.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
In-depth knowledge of the contents of the course "Basis of Phisics and Mathematics".
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam with 30 quizzes (with 3 or 4 answer options). Each exact answer will be assigned 1 point. There are no penalties for unanswered or incorrect answers. The test can also be taken twice in the same session.
The final exam aims to assess the achievement of the set educational objectives.
The booking on the UNIMIA portal, within the dates established for each appeal, is mandatory for the examination.
Apparecchiature tomografiche computerizzate e formazione ed elaborazione delle immagini
Course syllabus
CT instrumentation components.
Tomographic reconstruction algorithms.
Outline of image processing.
Filters.
Teaching methods
The course is divided into a series of lectures with slide shows in Power Point. The lectures slides are uploaded to the Ariel website.
Teaching Resources
FAGGIONI, PAOLICCHI, NERI (eds.): Elementi di tomografia computerizzata
Princìpi fisici della tomografia computerizzata, controlli di qualità e radioprotezione
Course syllabus
CT: physical principles and instrumentation.
Evolution of CT from axial to multilayer CT.
CT image formation principles and reconstruction algorithms.
CT dose.
CT artifacts.
Advanced CT applications.
CT quality controls.
Teaching methods
The course is divided into a series of lectures with slide shows in Power Point. The lectures slides are uploaded to the Ariel website.
Teaching Resources
FAGGIONI, PAOLICCHI, NERI (eds.): Elementi di tomografia computerizzata
Imaging tomografia computerizzata
Course syllabus
Main aspects of CT technology - Technical acquisition parameters - Visualization and processing.
Spiral CT - Multilayer CT.
CT Postprocessing - Artifacts.
Skull CT protocols: brain (axial, spiral), Willis polygon, rocks and mastoids, facial massif, dentascan, neck.
CT: technical, clinical and protectionist needs.
Radiation dose in CT.
CT skull: urgency.
Elective CT skull.
CT neck: non-vascular clinical applications.
Cervical, dorsal, lumbar spine CT protocols.
CT rachis: clinical applications.
Chest CT protocols: standard, high-resolution expiration / inspiration, pulmonary embolism.
Upper abdomen CT protocols.
Chest CT and upper abdomen: clinical applications.
Urinary tract CT protocols, virtual CT colon, pelvis.
Ultrasound techniques.
CT scan of the urinary tract and pelvis; uro-TC: clinical applications.
Virtual colonoscopy: clinical applications.
CT protocols skeletal and articular apparatus: pelvis, knee, shoulder, tibio-tarsic, foot, ec.
Skeletal segment CT: clinical applications.
Vascular study protocols: supra-aortic trunks, thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, lower limbs.
CT angiography: clinical applications.
Cardiac CT: technique and postprocessing.
Cardiac CT: clinical applications.
Teaching methods
The course is divided into a series of lectures with slide shows in Power Point. The lectures slides are uploaded to the Ariel website.
Teaching Resources
FAGGIONI, PAOLICCHI, NERI (eds.): Elementi di tomografia computerizzata
GOLFIERI, TRENTI, MACCIONE: Manuale di TC per TSRM - Poletto editore
Tecniche e protocolli della tomografia computerizzata
Course syllabus
Main aspects of CT technology. Technical parameters of acquisition. Visualization and processing.
Spiral CT - Multilayer CT.
Post processing TC - Artifacts.
Willis, rocks and mastoids, faciale massif, dentascan, neck.
Cervical, dorsal, lumbar spine CT protocols.
Chest CT protocols: standard, high-resolution, expiration/inspiration, pulmonary embolism.
Upper abdomen CT protocols.
Urinary tract CT protocols, virtual CT colon, pelvis.
CT protocols skeletal and articular apparatus: pelvis, knee, shoulder, tibio-tarsic, foot, ec.
Vascular study protocols: supra-aortic trunks, thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, lower limbs.
Teaching methods
The course is divided into a series of lectures with slide shows in Power Point. The lectures slides are uploaded to the Ariel website.
Teaching Resources
FAGGIONI, PAOLICCHI, NERI (eds.): Elementi di tomografia computerizzata
Apparecchiature tomografiche computerizzate e formazione ed elaborazione delle immagini
ING-INF/07 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT - University credits: 1
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Origgi Daniela
Imaging tomografia computerizzata
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 20 hours
Princìpi fisici della tomografia computerizzata, controlli di qualità e radioprotezione
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Origgi Daniela
Tecniche e protocolli della tomografia computerizzata
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Laserra Ferdinando