Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Jul 26, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BME 3310 - Medical and Preclinical Imaging


     
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

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

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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