This course introduces core concepts of biomedical imaging. Biomedical imaging is a multidisciplinary field where physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and medicine converge. As part of a sequence covering the main biomedical imaging modalities, this course focuses on x-ray and nuclear imaging methods and their applications in biology and medicine. Specifically, the course will cover the principles of the interactions of radiation with matter, the fundamental concept of an imaging equation, the inverse problem of image formation, and image SNR. In addition, key concepts in contrast agents, biomedical image processing / analysis and uses in clinical diagnosis, therapy, and research will be introduced.
Course Structure and Grading Policy
The course uses lectures, homework and Matlab-based computational mini-projects illustrating imaging concepts (60%), a midterm exam (20%), and a group project (20%).
Signal and systems (linear systems), Fourier transforms and/or advanced linear algebra.