HST.565 Medical Imaging Sciences and Applications


Class Info

Covers the biophysical, biomedical, mathematical and instrumentation basics of positron emission tomography (PET), x-ray and computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission tomography (SPECT), optical Imaging and ultrasound. Topics include particles and photon interactions, nuclear counting statistics, gamma cameras, and computed tomography as it pertains to SPECT and PET (including PET-CT, PET-MR, time-of-flight PET), MR physics and various sequences, Optical and Ultrasound physics foundations for imaging. Discusses the clinical applications of PET and MR in molecular imaging of the brain, the heart, and cancer. Includes medical demonstration lectures of SPECT, PET-CT and PET-MR imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Considers the ways in which imaging techniques are rooted in physics, engineering, and mathematics as well as their respective role in anatomic and physiologic/molecular imaging.

This class has no prerequisites.

HST.565 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by G. El Fakhri.

Lecture occurs 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-162.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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