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First Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The student must acquire the knowledge of the operating principles of computed tomography and of the formation of anatomical images in computed tomography investigations. Knowledge of the functional structure of CT must be demonstrated.
APPLICATION SKILLS: the student must be able to apply the acquired knowledge and be able to use radiological techniques appropriately.
AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT: the student must be able to formulate his own evaluation based on the interpretation of the information acquired in radiology and nuclear medicine.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: the student must be able to effectively expose radiological and nuclear medicine information and be able to discuss clinical cases in relation to radiological and nuclear medicine appropriateness.
LEARNING SKILLS: students must demonstrate the ability to collect information necessary for their curricular learning.


respect the prerequisites


• Principles of X-ray Physics
• X-ray Iteration with matter
• TC operating scheme
• Generations of Computed Tomography
• Dual Energy CT
• Structure of the CT
• Technical parameters of CT
• The detectors
• Data reconstruction
• Post-processing techniques
• Physics of contrast media
• Risks and procedures in the use of contrast media
• CT of the skull
• CT scan of the neck
• Chest CT scan (including HRCT and low-dose CT)
• Vascular CT
• CT abdomen (including special techniques for individual organs and districts)
• Uro-TC
• Cardio-CT
• Principles of dosimetry and optimization related to the use of CT
• Artefatti

Teaching Methods

interactive classroom lectures with students and professional training in the ward under the supervision of tutors

Verification of learning

The evaluation of the exam focuses on:
- acquisition of notions and knowledge of radiological processes
- knowledge of disciplinary language
- ability to relate concepts and knowledge with the application of behavioral protocols and diagnostic choices
- exhibition capacity.
The exam method is oral
ORAL EXAM: structured interview. For the final grade, a single evaluation will be carried out by the teachers of the Integrated Course Commission on the results of the exam as a whole.
In both cases the final grade is expressed out of thirty. The test is passed if at least the mark of 18/30 is achieved.
The final grade takes into account:
Quality of knowledge, skills, competences possessed and / or manifested:
a) appropriateness, correctness and congruence of knowledge
b) appropriateness, correctness and congruence of skills
c) appropriateness, correctness and congruence of skills
Exhibition mode:
a) Expressive capacity;
b) Appropriate use of the specific language of the discipline;
c) Logical skills and consequentiality in the connection of contents;
e) Ability to connect different topics by finding common points and establishing a coherent general design, that is, taking care of the structure, organization and logical connections of the expository discourse;
f) Ability to synthesize.
The judgment can be:
a) Sufficient (from 18 to 20/30)
The candidate demonstrates few acquired notions, superficial level, many gaps, modest expressive skills, but sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; logical skills and consequentiality in connecting elementary level arguments; poor synthesis and graphic expression skills; poor interaction with the teacher during the interview.
b) Fair (21 to 23)
The candidate demonstrates a fair acquisition of notions, but little depth, few gaps; expressive skills more than sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; acceptable command of scientific language; logical skills and consequentiality in the connection of topics of moderate complexity; more than enough capacity for synthesis and graphic expression.
c) Good (from 24 to 26)
The candidate demonstrates a rather broad knowledge base, moderate in-depth study, with small gaps; satisfactory expressive skills and significant command of scientific language; dialogic ability and critical spirit well noticeable; good synthesis skills and more than acceptable graphic expression skills.
d) Excellent (from 27 to 29)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive knowledge base, well studied, with marginal gaps; remarkable expressive skills and high command of scientific language; remarkable dialogic ability, good competence and relevant aptitude for logical synthesis; high capacity for synthesis and graphic expression.
e) Excellent (30)
The candidate demonstrates a very extensive and in-depth knowledge base, any irrelevant gaps; high expressive skills and high command of scientific language; excellent dialogue skills, strong aptitude for making connections between different topics; excellent ability to synthesize and great familiarity with graphic expression.
Honors are attributed to candidates clearly above the average, and whose possible notional, expressive, conceptual or logical limits are, on the whole, completely irrelevant.


Author edited by Rita Golfieri, Rossella Trenti, Antonio Giovanni Maccione
Volume black and white, spiral binding, 22×28 cm
Pages XII-276 with 777 images
audience radiology technician students, radiology technicians
date May 2019

More Information

Reference addresses
Contact information Department of Diagnostic Imaging.

Prof. Luca Saba
Tel. 070 51096627

Dr Antonio Attanasio

Methods of receiving students:
Prof. L.Saba: by appointment via email
Prof. A. Attanasio: by appointment via email

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