BME59500 - Medical Imaging Diagnostic Technologies

Fall 2015

Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
Tentative Fall 2014 Syllabus

This new gateway course will provide an introduction to the physics, technologies, and biological considerations associated with modern imaging and diagnostic technologies. Physics underlying image formation and the interaction of biological tissue with associated energies will be emphasized. Specific modalities to be examined will include x-ray, nuclear imaging, ultrasound, optical tomography, MRI and mass spectrometry.

Topics Covered:
Overview/Math Foundations/Energy-Matter Interactions.
Physiological Limitations of Energy Exposure.
Projection Tomographic Concepts (X-ray/CT).
Emission Tomographic Concepts (PET/SPECT).
Reflection Tomography (US/Optical).
Diffusion Tomographic Concepts (Optical).
Resonance Tomographic Concepts (MRS/MRI).
Mass Spectrometry.

None specified; contact instructor or department to discuss if you are unsure whether you have the necessary background and skills.

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Several homework assignments will be made during the course of the semester.

Several individual projects (research reports, programming projects) will be assigned during the course of the semester. Topics will relate to imaging physics, data acquisition, image formation and applications.

One midterm and a final exam.

Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Required Text: "Introduction to Biomedical Imaging", A. Webb, IEEE Press, 2002. (ISBN 0-471-23766-3). Recommended Text: "Medical Imaging Signals and Systems", J.L. Prince and J.M. Links, Prentice Hall, 2005 (ISBN 0130653535).

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Thomas Talavage
Purdue University
Electrical Engineering Building
465 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035
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