Medical Radiation Science 1 Radiography (MRSC5045)


This unit of study, which has both common and discipline related material specific to Diagnostic Radiography, introduces the student to ionizing radiation and its interactions with matter. The physical principles of the appropriate use of ionizing radiations in the medical radiation sciences including its radio-biological effects will be covered. The student will be introduced to the fundamental principles of radiation protection and equipment. Cellular biology applicable to the medical radiation sciences will be covered.

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1x3hr lecture/week


Group presentation (40%), 1-hr exam (60%)


Curry, T.S., Dowdey, J.E., and Murry, R.C./Christensen's Physics of Diagnostic Radiology/4th Edition/1990/ -- Martin, C.J., Dendy, P.P., Corbett, R.H./Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection for Medical Students and Clinical Staff/1st Edition/2003/

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