BME 425_FALL09syllabus

BME 425_FALL09syllabus - SYLLABUS Fall 2009 BME 425: Basics...

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Fall 2009 BME 425: Basics of Biomedical Imaging (Dr. Manbir Singh) Course Goals, Learning Objectives and Relationship to Program Outcomes Course Goals: The goals are to introduce you to the underlying physics, mathematics and engineering concepts of most prevailing biomedical imaging modalities for in-vivo human imaging including x-rays, nuclear medicine, MRI and ultrasound. Learning Objectives and Relationship to Program Outcomes*: (*BME program outcomes are listed at the end of the syllabus) After successfully completing this course, you should be able to: 1. Understand the basic physical concepts of how biological components (parameters) of our bodies lead to contrast in: a) x-ray imaging, b) x-ray computed tomography, c) nuclear medicine including single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET), d) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and e) ultrasound imaging. You should be able to relate the physical and biological parameters to engineering design of the imaging instruments. (OUTCOME 1) 2. Compare and contrast the role of different imaging modalities in providing anatomical and physiological information about the human body within limits imposed by the physical and engineering design constraints of each modality. (OUTCOME 1) 3. Obtain a basic understanding of how data are acquired by each scanner, how data are processed, how images are reconstructed, how these data are analyzed and how the results are interpreted (OUTCOMES 1 and 2) 4. Understand and write basic software codes to simulate the effect of system point spread function on data that would be acquired by an imaging system. (OUTCOME 3) 5. Develop an individual project based on either (a) technological review of a current topic in biomedical imaging with original suggestions for future work, (b) development of software codes to perform a computer simulation of data acquisition and image reconstruction by a biomedical scanner, or (c) development of codes to process raw experimental data acquired by a biomedical scanner. Present and discuss project at an initial (midterm) and final stage and submit written report. Interact in class with other students during discussion of your project. (OUTCOMES 5,6,7) 6. Have a basic understanding of how images from various scanners provide complimentary information toward clinical diagnosis of various diseases and acquire a conceptual knowledge of how a particular scanner is selected in a specific instance. Be able to relate the value of imaging technology and proper engineering design to
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