Course Director: Usman Mahmood MSc
This course covers the physics, instrumentation and signal processing methods used in ionizing-based imaging modalities such as radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography and X-ray computed tomography (CT). The primary focus will be on linear system theory, image quality metrology (e.g. signal-to- noise ratio), and quantitative methods for CT imaging. Instruction will consist of didactic lectures accompanied by handson programming exercises.
By the end of the course the students will develop a knowledge of the physics and engineering of X-ray imaging systems, including the following:
1. Instrumentation used to generate and detect X-rays
2. Fundamentals of image quality assessments, digital radiography and fluoroscopy
3. Mammography and human perception of medical images
4. The physics of X-ray computed tomography