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Medical Imaging Systems I

Students gain an overview of imaging systems, as well as various imaging modalities including X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear and MRI. Concepts, theories and methods will be introduced and discussed to cover radiological physics, imaging modalities, image processing, and general image characteristics. This course also covers the identification of components and devices that make up the image path for the purposes of troubleshooting. Students should be able to identify and explain the function of each component and device. The course is supplemented by a weekly laboratory session. Lab work consists of hands-on device identification, troubleshooting, measurements and projects. As homework, students will solve written problems requiring application of theory and calculations, work in teams on assignments, lab exercises and read the textbook and articles on course topics (printed or Web).