Teaching period

6th semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the basic imaging methods of various areas of the human body,
  • Comprehension of the evaluation and decision making thinking on the appropriate imaging for various musculoskeletal diseases,
  • Skills development for qualitative evaluation of the imaging method.


Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations,
  • Student projects presentations,
  • Discussions with student groups assigned with an issue briefing.


Week by week schedule

Diagnostic Imaging is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is essential.




Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging


Contemporary Imaging Methods


X-Rays and Imaging Systems


Characterization of Radiographs, Computed Tomography (CT)


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)


Ultrasounds, PET, SPECT


Degenerative Deteriorations of the Spine


Physiological Radioanatomy of the Pelvis - Hips


Physiological Radioanatomy of the Shoulder - Upper Limbs


Arteriographies and Phlebographies


Physiological Radioanatomy of the Tibia - Fibula - Ankle Joint


Physiological Radioanatomy of the Thorax


Cardiovascular System


Digestive and Genitourinary System


Safety Measures for Ionizing Radiographs


Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. DeMaio D. (1996). Registry review in Computed Tomography. Saunders.
  2. GuyC.,FfytcheD.(2005). An introduction to the principles of Medical Imaging. Imperial College Press, London.
  3. Mitchell A. Cockburn J.F., Lim A. (2003).Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology. Churchill Livingstone.
  4. Pope T. (2010). High-yield Imaging: Musculoskeletal. Saunders.
  5. Ryan S., McNicholas M., Eustace S.J. (2010). Anatomy for diagnostic Imaging. Saunders.


In Greek

  • Αλειφερόπουλος Δ. (2004). Οστά και Αρθρώσεις. ΕκδόσειςΛίτσας, Αθήνα (Bones and Articulations)
  • Αλειφερόπουλος Δ., Πάνου, Θ. (2004). Ακτινογραφική απεικόνιση. ΕκδόσειςΒήτα, Αθήνα (Radiographic Imaging)
  • Βαρσαμίδης, Κωνσταντίνος (2002). Στοιχεία βιοϊατρικής διαγνωστικής απεικόνισης. University Studio Press (Elements of Biomedical Diagnostic Imaging)



Diagnostic Imaging assessment takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions. Students have to achieve a result 5 out of 10 or higher to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the subject, the students are awarded with 3 ECTS credits.

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