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Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Oncotherapy / Department of Nuclear Medicine

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Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Natural Science, Institute of Nuclear Techniques

 

Development of an electronic educational material for the analysing of the structures and the bio-chemical processes of living organisms by imaging technology

 

Authors of electronic educational material:
 
Béla Kári
Editor, Head of consortium
 
Kinga Karlinger
Managing editor of medical chapters
 
Dávid Légrády
Managing editor of mathematics-physics-informatics chapters
 
Viktor Bérczi
Director of Department
 
Szabolcs Czifrus
Head of Department
 

Responsible team mates for the construction and related informatics as well as technical works of the electronic educational material are:

István Somogyi, György Szabados, András Wirth

 

 

ISBN 978-963-313-066-7

Any copying as well as re-publishing and reproduction (neither electronically, nor printed way) of the published contents and figures of electronic educational material are not allowed.
 

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Introduction 

Imaging diagnostics is one of the most dynamically developing interdisciplinary scientific fields being an integral part of the entire spectrum of medical service as well as several fields of education and training for physicists/engineers. Furthermore, it is necessary to update continuously the acquired knowledge on these specialities. An online electronic educational material has been developed which is continuously updatable and possible to adjust to the nowadays requirements. In addition, the use of tele-education is also involved in our educational material.

The established educational material consists of three main parts:

I. Mathematical, physical, technological and informatics aspects of imaging
II. Medical diagnostic imaging – morphologic, functional, interventional –
III. Online practical images to practice postprocessing tools

The online electronic educational material has been developed by the Semmelweis University (SU), Faculty of Medicine (FoM) Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Oncotherapy / Department of Nuclear Medicine, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Techniques. The medical and technical parts of the educational material is discussed separately, however, their contents are interrelated.. The image-based practical material is available online thus reachable at any location in the word where internet is accessible. A common platform with the same image database is provided for both technical and medical users (by tele-radiology technology). Introductions of each part and chapter provide brief instructions and gives information about the structure as well as give some practical advices for efficient use

The created electronic educational material has complex approach and modular structure, being competence based, interdisciplinary and inspires the life-long education as well as consists of the latest innovation of the related fields. The developed methods and the built-in technology is novel itself, and suitable for integration into the superstructure of the university education.

Nowadays, not only in Hungary but also all over Europe, serious deficit exists in medical specialists supply on many fields and levels. One of the most affected fields is diagnostic imaging, which high demand on the cross-sectional service of radiology and nuclear medicine. The domestic situation is more aggravated, because the radiology is the most preferred „emigration profession”. A similar situation can also be observed in the technical professional supply (engineers, physicists) of diagnostic imaging and therapeutic activities. Behind the curtains, according to the latest surveys and prognosis on the engineering and natural science faculties the medical and biological frontiers of knowledge (like bio-medical engineering, medical physics and development of medical instruments, equipments and tools) are even more and more popular and attract increasing number of enquirers. The lack of professionals in the fields of research/development, everyday clinical services and the essential high-level technical services are very limited comparing to the increasing demands. Considering all these facts, one may conclude that health service including the connecting industry is a notable national economic interest in most of the countries from both social politic and economic aspects.

The online electronic educational material is recommended for the following target audience and curriculum:

  •  Gradual radiology education of Semmelweis University in Hungarian, English and German language,
  •  Postgraduate radiology professionals at Semmelweis University,
  •  Postgraduate nuclear medicine professionals at Semmelweis University,
  •  PhD training of Semmelweis University (if imaging is included),,
  •  Continuous medical education for radiology specialists at Semmelweis University,
  •  Postgraduate clinical radiation physicists professionals at Semmelweis University,
  •  Medical informatics faculty of Semmelweis University, medical diagnostic imaging training (BSc level),
  • Medical diagnostic imaging faculty of Semmelweis University (MSc level) (proposed training),
  •  Physicist faculty at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, BSc level,
  •  Physicist faculty at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, MSc level, specialisation of Medical Physicis,
  •  Medical Engineering faculty at Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Electric Engineering, MSc level

Furthermore, there are very important target groups such as the industrial research, development and production of medical imaging devices professionals, as well as already the actively working medical physicists, technological and informatics professionals in the fields of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine.

The established educational material and the new educational system constitute close connection with the information technology. A completely electronically controlled educational material has been developed with the telecommunication technology based practical training possibility. All of these supports help to adapt to the new era’s challenges as well as to educate and train new professionals, who may satisfy the present and future requirements. In addition, these professionals can integrate the higher level technical and technological knowledge in the field of healthcare. The electronic educational material and the related methodology correspond with the renewal of universities and other higher grades of education according to the Bologna Process. The educational material promotes the improvement of education quality and its adjustment to international trends (e.g., establishing dual curriculum faculties such as medical physicist or biomedical engineering, etc.), where the acquired interdisciplinary knowledge base may support the fundament of the long-term maintainable progress of the domestic world standard medical instrument innovation and production technology.

Further consequence of our electronic educational material is to provide support and improvement of the equal opportunity in the covered professional fields, since the fundament of our method is the tele-education. Never the less, a valid option exists for those specialists who have to absent themselves from workplace (maternity benefit, temporary moving disability, etc.) in order to update their knowledge continuously and to maintain their daily routine practical capabilities independently of the geographical position. Tele-education considerable enhances the possibility of self-education supporting the superior qualification and a subsequent professional exam. The disable persons may have almost equivalent chances in the covered fields by the established electronic educational material. The material and method will be compulsorily maintained in the next five years and updated at least once a year.

 Budapest, 20 November, 2011
 

Viktor Bérczi, MD, PhD, DSc
Director of Department

SU FoM
Department of Radiology
and Oncotherapy

Kinga Karlinger, MD. PhD
Managing Editor

SU FoM
Department of Radiology
 
nd Oncotherapy

Béla Kári, PhD
Head of Consortium

SU FoM
Department of Radiology
and Oncotherapy
Department of Nuclear Medicine
 

Dávid Légrády, PhD
Managing Editor

BME
Institute of Nuclear
Techniques

Szabolcs Czifrus, PhD
Head of Department

BME
Institute of Nuclear
Techniques


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