HST.565 Medical Imaging Sciences and Applications
Covers the biophysical, 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, and time-of-flight PET). Discusses the clinical applications of PET and MR in molecular imaging of the brain, the heart, and cancer. Includes a practical demonstration of SPECT and PET-CT imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Considers the ways in which these 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 be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is 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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