(Ref# 3829) ESB CIS 4930-001 Medical Imaging Systems Fall
Time: 11:00 to 12:15 pm, Monday and Wednesday (Fall 1996)
Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Enroll in This Course
10. Make yourself marketable to the ever growing medical instrumentation
and imaging industry.
9. The last decade has seen an burgeoning of medical imaging
technology and now you will not be blind to it.
8. Next time you or your relative go to the radiologist, you
will know how they do what they do.
7. You will know how to picture your blood flow without drawing
6. You will know how to create a slice of your brain without cracking your
5. What is that magnet doing around the head?
4. PECT imaging does not involve a wood pecker.
3. MRI is not an file name extension.
2. CAT scans does not always involve a cat.
and (drumrolls) number one reason why should enroll in this course
It will be a fun course and you get three credits for it!
Recent years have seen a tremendrous growth in the medical imaging
industry. Almost any medical diagnosis involves some form of medical
imaging be it CAT, MRI, Ultrasound, or Angiograms. Gone are the dark
ages when one had to rip apart a human body to look inside. Now we can
create real time 3D images of the pumping heart, real time images of
the blood flow, and look into your brain while it is thinking!
Integral part of these imaging procedures is the computer processing
that goes along with it.
There is a huge market for medical imaging technology and its
associated computer processing. All major companies such as General
Electric and Hewlett Packard have medical imaging divisons. As a
computer science and engineering graduate, you need to have some
background knowledge of the medical imaging technologies to be able to
develop related software be it a 3D brain visualization software or an
automated tumor detection software in mammograms. This course will
make you marketable to this medical imaging segment of the computing
The course will emphasize the qualitative aspects of medical imaging
rather than the quantitative. It will be designed for computer
scientist and not radiologists. We will discuss the what each imaging
modality does, how they work, and why they work. We will make
ourselves aware of the limitations of each method and investigate the
state of the art.
Prerequities: Junior preferably senior standing.
There will be two examinations (50%) and one group progamming project (50%).
Topics that will be covered: X-ray based imaging, CAT scans, Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (2D, 3D and motion), Ultrasound Imaging, Nuclear
Medicine, and PECT imaging.
Medical Imaging resources
3D Viewing Software
You will be distributed lecture notes and other reading
materials. The following is a list of suggested textbooks; you need
not buy them. They will be available in the reserve section of the
A. Macovski, Medical Imaging Systems, Prentice Hall
Mazziotta, J. and Gilman, S., Eds., Clinical Brain Imaging:
Principles and Applications, 1992
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