ECE Course Outline
Medical Image Processing (3-0-3)
- ECE/BMED 6786
- 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; Pseudocolor [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
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