Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
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BE 4205 - Medical Imaging Systems

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the modalities of clinical medical imaging. Students will learn the physics of how an image is created and how imaging equipment acquires the image. Medical image processing techniques are also practiced. Topics include image formation, X-ray, computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, nuclear and image processing. (prereq: BE 2200 , EE 3221 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts related to radiation physics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of general image characteristics across all imaging modalities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a basic x-ray system works and how images are created
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a basic CT system works and how images are created
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a basic MRI system works and how images are created
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a basic ultrasound system works and how images are created
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how a basic PET (and/or other nuclear medicine systems) works and how images are created
  • Proficiently apply fundamental image processing techniques to medical images
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dilemmas in the medical imaging field
  • Proficiently apply MATLAB (or other computer-aided tools) to perform image analysis

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Ability to write computer programs
  • Ability to apply convolution and perform data filtering
  • Ability to understand and apply Discrete Fourier Transforms
  • Ability to use MATLAB

Course Topics
  • Overview of imaging modalities
  • Image characteristics
  • Image processing techniques
  • Fundamentals of radiation physics
  • Imaging formation using x-ray
  • X-ray imaging systems
  • Computer Tomography systems
  • Magnetic Resonance systems
  • Nuclear Imaging (emphasis on Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Ultrasound imaging

Laboratory Topics
  • Image visualization and display
  • Image processing basics (filtering, edge detection, etc.)
  • 2D spatial frequency spectrum
  • Digital subtraction angiography
  • Filtered backprojection
  • Image segmentation
  • Image registration

Coordinator
Dr. Olga Imas



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