Course: BIOEN 420: Medical Imaging

Credits: 4

Instructor: Ruikang (Ricky) Wang, Chun Yuan

Texts and Supplemental Materials:

Introduction to Biomedical Imaging, Andrew Webb – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2003

UW Catalog Description: Various medical imaging modalities (x-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, SPECT, etc.) and their applications in medicine and biology. Extends basic concepts of signal processing (BIOEN 303) to the two and three dimensions relevant to imaging physics, image reconstruction, image processing, and visualization.

Prerequisites by Course: Either BIOEN 316 or E E 235; either MATH 136, MATH 308, or AMATH 352; either CSE 142 or AMATH 301.

Prerequisites by Topic: Advanced calculus, Signal and Systems Processing

Required or Elective: Elective

Specific Outcomes: By the end of the course, students will:

  • Learn the different methods and modalities used for medical imaging.
  • Learn the preferred medical imaging methods for routine clinical applications.
  • Understand the engineering models used to describe and analyze medical images.
  • Apply these tools to different problems in medical imaging.
  • Implement methods to analyze medical images as part of a term project

Outcomes Addressed by this Course:

A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

G. An ability to communicate effectively.

M. An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science, and engineering (including differential equations and statistics) to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology.

Topics Covered:

  1. Physics of X-Ray, CT,Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Ultrasound, optical imaging

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