This course combines physics and image formation methods for conventional X-ray, digital X-ray CT, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging.
Prerequisites: BMED 3110
Credit Hours: 3
Average GPA: 2.95
In this course, you will study conventional planar imaging, digital x-ray imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear medicine imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound imaging, and clinical trials. The goal for students in this course is to understand the imaging methods and the interactions between tissue and components of the imaging system, and to gain a full picture of modern imaging device application in the medical industry. Problems cover topics such as attenuation, radiation doses, and radioactive decay. You will need to step back to the fundamentals of mathematics and physics to begin to analyze image data.
THE tip: Attend every class and study the lectures and assignments. Ask lots of questions if you are confused right away to the professor and other students. Tests require basic understanding of how the imaging system works to mathematically solve the problems. Focus on understanding the problems solved in class to excel on the exams. Do the whole HWs questions and not only the assignment questions, they will be extremely helpful on the test. Try to understand the concepts of the HWs questions, the test is normally more challenging than the HW.
Recall: General knowledge regarding physics and image formation methods for conventional imaging systems.
Spend your time… Studying lecture notes, problems solved during lecture, practice tests, and asking questions.
Take Home: If you’re interested in the field of medical imaging, this class will help you gain basic knowledge about the various imaging systems which is highly applicable to pre-med students.