Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Study Course on Neuroimaging, X-ray Technology, and MRIs

Published Feb 04, 2009

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Learn about the application and theory of various noninvasive imaging methods used in the medical and biology field in the 'Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine' OpenCourseWare. The free graduate course is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is part of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department. Students taking this OpenCourseWare are usually pursuing graduate degrees in Nuclear Science and Engineering, Biological Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine: Course Specifics

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Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine: Course Description

In the 'Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine' OpenCourseWare, graduate students can learn about the various applications and theories of noninvasive imaging techniques, such as neuroimaging that is used in the medicine and biology fields. The free graduate course discusses other scanning and imaging methods, such as CT scans, magnetic resonance imagings (MRI), PET/SPECT scans, X-rays and optical imaging models that are commonly used in scientific practices for medical and research purposes. Some of the lecture topics discussed in the course included imaging radiation, nuclear imaging detectors and cameras, MRI contrast agents and tracers for nuclear imaging. The various molecular imaging methods that are used with noninvasive imaging systems are also discussed. The free course also provides students with an opportunity to learn more about the research problems associated with noninvasive imaging technology. The MIT on-campus course was taught by Professor Alan Jasanoff in 2005 as a lecture class with two sessions per week.

This OpenCourseWare includes assignments. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the noninvasive imaging course page.

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