It is recommended that you look at the marking rubric for this scientific ePoster, to help you allocate your time wisely. The ePoster is worth 30% of your final assessment for this unit. You are encouraged and expected to use a variety of sources of information which must be carefully and correctly referenced. The assessment submission must be a PowerPoint file that includes audio narration, which must be submitted through turnitin on Blackboard.
Prepare an ePoster presentation to highlight the 3D image reconstruction concepts for CT and MRI modalities. You must also incorporate narration/audio that addresses the key information in the poster.
Students are required to cover the following “key content” in their poster:
CT: A brief introduction of CT imaging, with a focus on the clinical application/value of 2D/3D reconstructions; generation of a series of 2D and 3D CT reconstructed images with use of given DICOM images (available on blackboard), and a brief explanation of these reconstructed images, followed by a summary and conclusion.
MRI: An introduction to MR weightings (T1, T2 and PD); identify the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that manipulate the weightings; provide labelled images of different MR weightings (with associated weighting curves) and explain how the structures have different image contrast. Conclude with examples of the use of MR weightings in clinical practice.
The oral component must be a maximum of 4 minutes’ duration. You will summarise the key points, noting that this is not simply repeating/reading the information contained in your poster – consider it as an ‘elevator speech’, where you address the main points that you believe your audience must know. For help with Narration in Powerpoint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1tPMViAc94
The scientific poster should contain images, appropriately citing the source, to justify your ideas. Your scientific poster should be of a standard suitable for presentation at a professional conference. You may design your scientific poster in any way that you believe best showcases your work within the following guidelines:
• Poster dimensions = width 100cm x height 120cm, maximum 1 poster ‘page’
• Minimum font size = 14 pt
• References/citations must be included as necessary on the poster itself
• Your poster must have a clear title and include your full name
• All images, irrespective of the source, must be fully anonymised
• Images that are not your own original images must correctly acknowledge the source
• Text elements must be presented in an appropriate academic manner. Bullet points are acceptable provided that your meaning is clear, but they should not represent a large proportion of your work.
You will find many examples of well-designed scientific posters by conducting an internet search using the term “scientific poster presentation example”.
E Poster for CT component
Generate 2D and 3D reconstructions using some of the CT datasets (three datasets are available on blackboard). In your portfolio, you need to generate a series of reconstructed images including: 2D axial images, multiplanar reformation including coronal and sagittal views, and 3D volume rendering images (with adjusted windows showing different views of the 3D anatomical structures). A brief explanation of each reconstructed visualisation is needed with regard to the application of these visualisations in the demonstration of anatomical structures and pathologies (For datasets 1 and 2, the pathological change is presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm pre- and post-stent grafting; while dataset 3, left renal cell carcinoma is suspected with a tumour noticed in the left kidney). Some references on CT image reconstructions are available on blackboard. Please provide images related to each reconstruction visualisation.
The MRI section should provide an introduction to MR weightings, discussion of which factors manipulate the weightings, some labelled MR images with associated weighting curves, a discussion on image contrast and some examples of applications in clinical practice.
You are welcome to structure the poster however you wish – two separate halves is fine (each half can have its own intro and summary, or you can create a combined intro and summary). The same with the audio component – 2 minutes on each modality is fine, or you can vary this as you wish. The audio should summarise the key information on your poster – you don’t have to read through everything, or try and explain everything … it is your chance to show us that you can identify the important information in this assessment.
strongly encourage you to carefully read through the assessment brief, the “key content”, and the marking rubric – which were all uploaded before the start of semester. You have some freedom in how you structure your poster and the content you choose to include, as long as both address the marking rubric requirements. Referencing is a must.