Medical Imaging Systems II

This course is a continuation of BMIS-5131 and focuses on various imaging modalities including X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and digital radiology, PACS, RIS and MRI. Topics include the serviceable components of the various devices. 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. Students will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professionals working in diagnostic imaging and their perspective of imaging technologies. This course also teaches techniques to effectively communicate with imaging clinicans to aid in troubleshooting and repair. 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).