Medical Imaging and Image Reconstruction

Medical Imaging and Image Reconstruction
Fundamentals of medical imaging modalities (x-ray, CT, ultrasound, and MRI) from a signals and systems perspective, magnetic resonance physics, medical image reconstruction methods (backprojection, partial-Fourier techniques, parallel imaging, compressed sensing).
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesEC EN 360 & EC EN 370 & EC EN 380
 TaughtWinter odd years
Course Outcomes

Understand and apply the following:

  • Develop a familiarity with the basic biomedical imaging modalities and their history (x-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear medicine).
  • Develop a working knowledge of the basic physics, engineering, and instrumentation principles underpinning each modality.
  • Deepen their understanding of the typical applications for each modality, and of each modality's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the physics of MRI, MRI image acquisituion, and reconstruction techniques, and be able to apply that knowledge to the analysis and solution of typical problems arising in MRI image acquisition and reonstruction.