PHYS/BIOL 464 Medical Instrumentation (4)
Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab activity per week, including two field trips per course.
Prerequisite : BIOL/PHYS/HLTH 434
The detection, acquisition, processing and display of diagnostic clinical images. The course will concentrate on the fundamentals of the design of the instruments and the use of appropriate reconstruction algorithms in (computed) radiography, (digital) fluoroscopy, computed tomography,ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and radionuclide imaging. The mathematics will be kept to a minimum. Activities will include image reconstruction examples, investigation of recent innovations, and two trips to local Radiology departments.