Medical Imaging: Science and Application
MEDS 3090 | 3 credit hours
Fall Semester Syllabus
Kevin Haworth, PhD | firstname.lastname@example.org
A single-semester course designed for undergraduate students interested in the creation and use of medical images. The course will cover the major medical imaging modalities: magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine imaging, x-ray, computed tomography, and endoscopy. For each imaging modality, students will learn about the fundamental physics associated with the radiation, how the radiation interacts with tissue, the hardware associated with acquiring image data, and the software and algorithms used to produce images. This information will be integrated together to develop an understanding of what tissue properties are imaged by each modality and how the associated capabilities and limitations influence when an imaging modality is used for diagnosing or monitoring specific diseases. The course will include review of case studies.