ECE Course Outline

ECE6786

Medical Imaging Systems (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
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.
Textbook(s)
Prince & Links, Medical Imaging Signasls and Systems (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, 2014. ISBN 9780132145183 (required)

Topical Outline
[3 hrs]   Introduction 
               Fourier Transforms
               Imaging Fundamentals
[6 hrs]   Algorithms for Tomographic Reconstruction 
               Iterative reconstruction
               Fourier reconstruction
               Filtered back projection
[8 hrs]   X-ray Computed Tomography 
               Underlying physics
               Source and detectors
               Image characteristics
[8 hrs]   Emission Computed Tomography 
               Underlying physics
               Single Photon Emission Tomography
               Positron Emission Tomography
               Image characteristics    
[9 hrs]   Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
               Underlying physics
               Electronics and instrumentation
               Fourier imaging
               Pulse sequences
               Image characteristics
[9 hrs]   Ultrasound Imaging 
               Underlying physics
               Transducer geometries
               Image characteristics    
[2 hrs]   Exams