With an emphasis on the physical principles behind modern medical imaging, this online course will cover topics such as mathematical and physical foundations of imaging; image construction and interpretation and image quality and image processing. Individual modules will cover various imaging modalities to provide an advanced understanding of the physics of the signal and its interaction with biological tissue; image formation or reconstruction; modality-specific issues for image quality; clinical applications; and biological effects and safety. Final modules will briefly touch on image analysis and describe applications for clinical diagnosis and/or treatment.
585.615 Mathematical Methods for Applied Biomedical Engineering or 535.641 Mathematical Methods for Engineers, or permission from the instructor. An introductory background in physics (electromagnetism) is recommended.