The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the field of medical imaging. It details the principles underlying common medical imaging technologies and discusses their clinical applications. The main focus is on image formation and processing and the course covers the main signal and image processing techniques used. Imaging modalities covered include X-ray, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance, optical and ultrasound.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply the principles underlying the operation of medical imaging devices.

2. Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of medical imaging devices and how these impact upon their common clinical applications.

3. Generate mathematical models by applying their understanding of how medical images are constructed and processed in hardware.

4. Apply mathematical methods of signal and image processing to medical images.


Content

  1. X-ray imaging devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  2. Positron emission tomography (PET): principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  3. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  4. Optical imaging devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  5. Ultrasound imaging devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing  

Assumed knowledge

MATH1110 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1

MATH1120 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2


Assessment items

Report: Project Report

Presentation: Presentation/Demonstration


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term