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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6786 Course Syllabus


Medical Imaging Systems (3-0-3)

Technical Interest
Bioengineering,Digital Signal Processing



Catalog Description
A study of the principles and design of medical imaging systems such as X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and nuclear magnetic resonance. Cross-listed with BMED 6786.

Prince & Links, Medical Imaging Signasls and Systems (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, 2014. ISBN 9780132145183(optional)

Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Topical Outline
1.	[3 hrs]	Introduction
	a.	Math preliminaries/refresher
	b.	Imaging fundamentals
	c.	Overview of imaging modalities, differences and similarities, general image characteristics
2.	[4 hrs]	X-ray Imaging
	a.	Physics of X-rays
	b.	X-ray production, detection, hardware/instrumentation
	c.	Projection radiography
	d.	Mammography
	e.	Fluoroscopy
	f.	Digital angiography, mammography and fluoroscopy
3.	[4 hrs]	Computed tomography (CT)
	a.	Spiral/helical and multi-slice CT
	b.	Detectors
	c.	Image reconstruction
4.	[3 hrs]	X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography
	a.	Radiation doze
	b.	Contrast agents
	c.	Clinical applications
5.	[4 hrs]	Nuclear Medicine
	a.	Radioactivity and radiotracer half-life	
	b.	Generators
	c.	Gamma camera
	e.	PET and PET/CT
	f.	Applications
6.	[12 hrs]	Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
	a.	Spins in a strong magnetic field
	b.	Radiofrequency pulse, Faraday induction and free induction decay
	c.	Longitudinal and transverse magnetization relaxation
	d.	RF pulse excitation and MR signal
	e.	MR instrumentation
	f.	Basic imaging sequences
	g.	The k-space formalism and image reconstruction
	h.	MRI contrast agents
	i.	Applications
7.	[12 hrs]	Ultrasound Imaging
	a.	Wave propagation, acoustic impedance, absorption and attenuation
	b.	Single element ultrasound transducers and ultrasound field
	c.	Transducer array
	d.	Imaging modes
	e.	Doppler ultrasound
	f.	Ultrasound contrast agents
	g.	Applications
8.	[3 hrs]	Exams