ENTC 4390—Medical Imaging Catalog Description: Medical diagnostic equipment, including x-ray, ultrasonic equipment, ultrasonics, nuclear imaging

, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Scanner will be discussed. Medical image processing based on Fourier Analysis will be developed. Emphasis is on physical principles, information flow, patient interface, indications and hazards. Required Textbook: Bushberg, J.T, Seibert, J. A., Leidholdt, E. M., and Boone, J. M., The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging. Course Goals: 1. 2. To provide the student with fundamental knowledge about medical imaging systems. To build upon the mathematical and physical analysis background provided by prerequisite courses and provides the student with the ability to perform advanced electromagnetic field analysis and device design. To provide the student with the capability to use MATLAB software as a tool in imaging and in future courses, design projects, and professional work assignments.


ABET-Related Outcomes: a. b. f. g. h. i. Expand and enhance essential knowledge of medical imaging required in the BMET concentration. Increase mathematical and scientific knowledge required for medical imaging. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems. Provide the fundamental vocabulary related to medical imaging allowing BMET graduates the opportunities to advance after graduation. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning. an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.


the application of computer programming, associated software, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronics systems. the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronics circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra or trigonometry. The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, and computer systems. The ability to utilize transform methods in support of electrical/electronics systems.


Production of Xrays. 6. and Xrays. Alpha particles. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. History of CT Scanners. Magnetism.Course Topics 1.T E Method of Assigning Grades There will be three exams including the final. and Fourier Transforms and 2D-Fourier Transforms. and Imaging. 4. Excitation. Hazards and Safety. 5. Magnetic field gradients. Tomography. A group term paper (50 points) on one of the following topics: . and Absorption: Compton scattering. 8. and Bresstrahlung and Characteristic radiation. Major Assignments Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Exam Week Topic History of Medical Imaging Atoms and Radiation X-Rays X-Rays Tomography Tomography Tomography Fourier Transforms Fourier Transforms MRI MRI MRI Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine Final Exam Text Pages Notes 17-60 98-144 120-144 327-350 350-390 391-412 Notes Notes 415-436 436-467 590-602 627-661 662-702 703-735 Exam (E). Atoms and Radiation: Basic atomic model and ionizing and non-ionizing particles. T1 and T2 times. K-space. and Xray machines. Pulse sequences. or Presentation (P) E E P. Beta particles. Neutrons. Xrays and Xray Machines. 3. Nuclear decay. Nuclear Medicine. Term Paper (T). ionization. Gamma particles. Xray generators. Interaction of radiation with matter. Detector and detector arrays. 7.CT Xrays. Xray tubes. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2. 2. and Emission tomography. and two graded assignments: 1. Scintillation detectors. 3 Exams (300 points). and Spin echo. Scintillation cameras.

Computer Tomography MRI Positron Emission Tomography 2D Fourier Transforms Medical Magnets Nuclear Medicine The group will consists of no more than three members. 3. Each member of the group should be involved in the presentation of the topic. The content should contain information related to topic areas covered in the course. and a summary.80 = normalized grades > 0. The term paper should be 10 to 15 pages long excluding title pages.77 = normalized grades > 0. Once a topic is chosen from the list. it is eliminated from the list. references.60 .83 = normalized grades > 0.60 = normalized grades < 0. a body. an introduction with a thesis statement. abstract. appendices. b.90 = normalized grades > 0. A group presentation (50 points) on the topic chosen for the term paper.a. The paper must have an abstract. c. etc.73 = normalized grades > 0.94 = normalized grades > 0. notes. e.70 = normalized grades > 0.87 = normalized grades > 0. Grading Scale All grades will be normalized to the highest class grade. f. d. The presentation will be presented during the Final Exam period thereby allowing approximately 30 minutes for each presentation. and grades will be assigned as: A AB+ B BC+ C CD F = normalized grades > 0.

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