Teaching Initiatives of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences has engaged in a continuous process of teaching and learning innovation.
The department is committed to facilitating a range of clinical positioning and image recognition skills to enable students to make the most of their learning opportunities in the clinical centres. The Department utilises lecture and teaching facilities located close to its physical location including a new Radiology facility. The facility is designed to model a hospital radiology department including patient reception and waiting area, tutorial spaces and radiographer's office. These clinical quality radiographic facilities are used in practical teaching of radiation and radiographic methods. This new facility features three x-ray rooms incorporating two fixed hospital x-ray systems, a C-arm fluoroscopy system and a mobile x-ray. In addition two medical ultrasound systems, a new computed radiography (CR) system for processing the x-ray images and a new Philips Brilliance Workspace Portal PACS (picture archiving and communication system) for extensive image handling capability are included. The Brilliance Portal drives numerous student workstations providing ready student access to images generated within the facility as well as from our affiliated hospitals.