Medical Imaging OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Medical Imaging Class

Published Jan 24, 2009

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Students interested in an introduction to medical imaging technologies may download free materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare, 'Principles of Medical Imaging.' This course provides information on tomographic imaging devices, covering both principals behind the technologies and their applications. Students who have previously studied differential equations and electromagnetism will be well prepared for this challenging course.

Principles of Medical Imaging: Course Specifics

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Principles of Medical Imaging: Course Description

MIT's 'Principles of Medical Imaging,' originally presented by Professor David Cory, provides students with a basic understanding of the principles and applications of tomographic imaging. This course specifically emphasizes the physics and engineering advancements that make the technology possible. A series of nine lectures covers topics ranging from linear imaging systems and reciprocal space to planar X-ray imaging and the origins of X-rays. The textbook Foundations of Medical Imaging by Z. H. Cho, Joie Jones, and Manbir Singh is recommended reading for the course. Students will need Mathematica or MathReader software to run several of the files provided by this OpenCourseWare. This course is offered through MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and is appropriate for undergraduate students.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, a list of suggested readings, homework assignments, quizzes with answers and supplemental study materials. To download course materials or to learn more, visit the medical imaging course page.

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