Available in 2022
Course code

MENG3451

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

An import aspect in medical engineering is to understand and interpret the signals and images captured by medical devices. This course introduces students to the field of medical imaging and signal processing. An introduction to the theoretical framework, experimental techniques, and analysis procedures available for the quantitative analysis of physiological systems and signals is provided. The amplitude and frequency structure of signals, filtering, sampling, correlation functions, time and frequency-domain descriptions of systems are discussed, in particular, considering multidimensional signals. Signal acquisition and analog-to-digital conversion will also be discussed. It details the principles underlying common medical imaging technologies and discusses their clinical applications. Focus here is on image formation and processing covers the main signal and image processing techniques used. Imaging modalities covered include X-ray, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance, optical and ultrasound. By the end of the course students will be able to analyse medical signals and understand the operation of equipment used to acquire these signals.


Availability2022 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MENG3450. Students who have successfully completed MENG3450 are not eligible to enrol in MENG3451.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply mathematical methods of signal and image processing to acquired medical signals and images.

2. Analyse multidimensional time and frequency domain signals.

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

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

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


Content

  • Amplitude and frequency structure of signals, filtering, sampling, correlation functions, time and frequency-domain descriptions of systems for single- and multi-dimensional signals (e.g. ECG, EMG and EEG)
  • X-ray imaging devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  • Positron emission tomography (PET): principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  • Optical imaging devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing
  • Ultrasound imaging devices: principles, clinical applications, image formation and processing¬†

Assumed knowledge

ELEC2430, PHYS1220, MATH1120


Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Presentation: Presentation

Project: Project

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

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

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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