Information and Communication Technology (SPE152)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Comply with the information governance and operational management requirements for clinical systems
  2. Identify the ICT infrastructure requirements for a diagnostic imaging service, including networking, data storage and interconnectivity
  3. Develop, validate and verify novel image processing applications in diagnostic imaging
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1

Critically appraise the information governance and operational management requirements for departmental systems

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2 1

Write procedures for the operational management of a clinical computer system

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3 1

Undertake a range of system administration tasks on a nuclear medicine or diagnostic radiology system

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4 2

Critically appraise the ICT infrastructure requirements for a diagnostic imaging service

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5 1

Discuss the interconnectivity requirements of DICOM

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6 3

Write a user specification for the requirements of a novel image processing application

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7 3

Develop a novel image processing application

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8 3

Develop and implement a verification and validation plan for a novel image processing application Release application software for clinical use Audit use in clinical environment

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9 3

Write user and technical documentation in support of a novel image processing application Provide user training

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You must complete
1 Case-based discussion(s)
1 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Develop a software application to support image acquisition DOPS
Develop a software application to support image analysis DOPS
Undertake a range of system administration tasks on a nuclear medicine or diagnostic radiology system DOPS
Design a system to analyse quality control results DOPS
Develop a program to plot the acoustic pressure profile of an ultrasound beam using a hydrophone DOPS
Investigate the sensitivity profiles of ultrasound probe(s) using relevant software DOPS
Demonstrate how to perform (train?) a post processing task to another healthcare professional. DOPS
Carry out QA checks on a piece of radiation safety software or a spreadsheet DOPS
Compose a spreadsheet to make a rapid assessment of personal doses for a radiation emergency exercise or incident DOPS
Demonstrate use of a piece of radiation safety software or a spreadsheet DOPS
Carry out an audit of risk for a clinical or radiation safety ICT process DOPS
Appraise or develop software for the production of risk assessments, e.g. staff risks from nursing nuclear medicine patients DOPS
Appraise or develop software for the management of radioactive waste DOPS
Appraise or develop image analysis software DOPS
For a range of scanners across various departments, record the range and values of minimum and maximum gain and mean gain, minimum to maximum colour gain and mean colour gain. Comment on these readings and the clinical implications of your findings. OCE
Observe a clinical scan and investigate differences in image quality between those images viewed on a scanner and images transferred via PACS OCE
Draw up a list of ultrasound scanners used in various departments including information on: Manufacturer, model, date of purchase, software revisions, purchase costs (where available) and probe types. What commonality is there between different departments? Does this reflect optimal clinical practice? OCE
Explain to non-scientific staff the governance arrangements for a complex clinical ICT system OCE