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Radiographic Image Interpretation (RDGY30370)
Credits 5 Subject Radiography
Level 3 School Medicine
Semester   Information Semester Two Module Coordinator Ms Marion Maher

This is an in-programme optional module for stage two students of the BSc Radiography Programme. Its overall aim is to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the radiographic appearances of pathology in order to inform their clinical radiographic practice. In the achievement of this aim, students are encouraged to consider the broader implications of radiographic appearances to radiographic practice in terms of decision-making regarding the need for supplementary projections and/or repeat radiographs, and the criteria for determining acceptable image quality. The module facilitates the integration and application of the student's existing knowledge of anatomy, pathology and radiographic technique. Principles of searching for, recognising and interpreting characteristic radiographic features of disease will be addressed, with a focus on commonly encountered pathologies of the skeletal system, chest and abdomen. Consideration will also be given to terminology appropriate to describing radiographic image appearances, common pitfalls in image interpretation, the effect of radiographic technique factors on image appearances and the impact on radiographic decision-making.

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