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Imaging in medicine

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Imaging in medicine


Please note: This is course is due to be archived on 11th May 2023. You can study the course up until this date. For learners who have completed the course, the Statement of Participation will remain in your learner records in your OpenLearn profile.


X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are all medical imaging techniques of great practical importance that have been encountered by a great many people in their medical histories. This free course, Imaging in medicine, illustrates how these techniques work and their limitations and advantages.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the underlying scientific principles of the major medical imaging techniques
  • explain the mode of operation of the major medical imaging techniques
  • understand the advantages and disadvantages of the major imaging techniques.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 29/01/2019

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