Jul 22, 2024  
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PHY 4100U – Medical Imaging


The physical principles of the three main imaging modalities in current clinical practice, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT), and Ultrasound (US) will be introduced from a medical physics perspective. Quantum mechanics and nuclear spin states for imaging will be compared and contrasted with image production via sound waves and X-rays. It will be shown how the different physical phenomena can be manipulated to generate clinically relevant images. The three modules of the course will entail a laboratory component, and extensive use of computer simulation and image analysis will be used. In addition, the current frontiers of medical imaging will be introduced.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): MATH 2050U  and PHY 3050U  
Credit restriction(s): RADI 3200U  
Cross-listed: RADI 3200U 
Recommended: ENGR 2500U or NUCL 2500U  or PHY 2060U  



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