Digital Communications in Med Radiations (MRTY5042)


This unit of study provides students with an understanding of digital image fundamentals, such as image acquisition, storage and transmission and implications on image quality and dose. Image management and the communication systems needed to facilitate patient care procedures will be examined, including PACS, DICOM, RIS, tele-radiology and record and verify systems. This unit also provides the student with the opportunity to examine computer based methods to efficiently utilise staff time and resources within a Medical Radiation Sciences department.

Further unit of study information


Distance education


discussion (10%), 1500wd essay (30%), 3000wd essay (60%)


Reference lists provided throughout course material. Some journal articles are included

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.