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Informatics and Image Processing (10016.1)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health & Occupational Therapy


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    This unit introduces the computer applications in medical radiation science of digital imaging, digital image quality improvement and image data information, handling and storage. It covers the human observer in the chain of diagnostic imaging, image quality assessment, digital imaging processing and analysis, image reconstruction and visualisation, image data storage and communication and imaging informatics.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to;

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of physiological characteristics of the human observer and of human perception and the relationship of these in image observation and determination of image quality;

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles underpinning the various forms of digital image processing techniques available in diagnostic imaging and be able to manipulate images to improve image quality;

    3. Apply a range of practical skills in image processing techniques found in diagnostic imaging systems;

    4. Demonstrate an understanding of digital images and the processes of image enhancement, display, storage, transmission, and retrieval systems; and

    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of imaging informatics including computer assisted diagnosis.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    2 hour of lectures and 1 hour of practical.





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