Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 27, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BME 3310 - Medical and Preclinical Imaging

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: BME 2310  or equivalent or permission of instuctor. Engineering Core complete.

N. Nishimura.

This course teaches the fundamentals and applications of medical imaging techniques, including x-ray imaging and computed tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and optical imaging. Through lecture and demonstration labs, the class provides a rigorous introduction to medical imaging, beginning with the basic physical principles of image formation on to image reconstruction and descriptions and demonstrations of the hardware used in clinical applications. Concepts covered include resolution, point-spread-functions, modulation transfer functions, signal-to-noise, multi-dimensional Fourier transformation, image filtering in spatial domain and the structure and function of the human visual system.

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