X-Ray Methods and Computed Tomography

Credits: 3.0
Course Director: Usman Mahmood MSc


Course Description

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.


Course Objectives

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 

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