ECE Course Outline


Medical Image Processing (3-0-3)

Catalog Description
A study of methods for enhancing, analyzing, interpreting and visualizing information from two- and three-dimensional data obtained from a variety of medical imaging modalities. Cross-listed with CS and BMED 6780.
No Textbook Specified.
Topical Outline
[3 hrs]   Medical Imaging: What is it, history, rationale,
          importance, uses, present trends, challenges.

[5 hrs]   Medical Image Formation: Imaging Modalities (X-Ray, MRI,
          PET, SPECT, Ultrasound); Comparison of Data Resulting
          from Different Modalities; 2D and 3D Medical Image Data;
          Dynamic (4D) Medical Image Information

[6 hrs]   Image Enhancement: Thresholding; Signal-to-Noise
          Characteristics; Filtering, Histogram Modeling;

[9 hrs]   Image Analysis: Edge detection; feature extraction;
          grouping and contour following; dimensional analysis;
          transforms; segmentation.

[6 hrs]   Image Display and Visualization: Color Usage; 3D
          Reconstruction; 3D Modeling and Display; Volume
          Visualization; Multimodality Integration; Animation of
          Dynamic Processes

[6 hrs]   Image Interpretation: Model-Based Vision; Labeling:
          Recognition; Knowledge-Based Processing; Interactive
          decision support

[6 hrs]   Case Studies: Seminars and guest lectures by medical
          and/or clinical researchers in medical imaging discussing
          the application of concepts learned in class in the
          medical environment.

[2 hrs]   Software Usage: Hands-on seminar and demonstration of
          software tools used in medical image enhancement,
          analysis, display and/or interpretation.

[2 hrs]   Exams