ENGS 167: Medical Imaging


Alternate years: 18F: 9L

The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging. 3rd Edition.. Jerrold T. Bushberg. J. Anthony Seibert. Edwin M. Leidholdt Jr.. John M. Boone. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Publishing. 2001 ISBN 0781780578.


ENGS 92 (may be taken concurrently)

A comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of standard medical imaging systems used today. Topics include radiation, dosimetry, x-ray imaging, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, MRI, ultrasound, and imaging applications in therapy. The fundamental mathematics underlying each imaging modality is reviewed and an engineering picture of the hardware needed to implement each system is examined. The course will incorporate a journal club review of research papers, term tests, and a term project to be completed on an imaging system.