Course Number
Course Format
Asynchronous Online

The objective of this online course is to critically compare different modalities of medical imaging by exploring the electromagnetic spectrum and the acoustic spectrum. By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of each modality’s strengths, limitations, and applications. For each modality, we will examine the mathematical and physical foundations of the corresponding spectrum, image formation, image interpretation, image quality, and image processing. We will also evaluate and summarize current and future research trends in medical imaging.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.585.615 Mathematical Methods for Applied Biomedical Engineering or EN.535.641 Mathematical Methods for Engineers, or permission from the instructor. An introductory background in physics (electromagnetism) is recommended.