GS02 1104 Introduction to Medical Physics II: Medical Imaging
Rong, John. Four semester hours. Spring, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Introduction to Medical Physics I (GS02 1093).
This course includes the production of x-rays, conventional x-ray radiology, fluoroscopy, mammography as well as digital x-ray imaging modalities, computed tomography, ultrasound and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). It covers the basic principles of medical imaging physics, the fundamental characteristics of each imaging modality, the major components of medical imaging systems, the principles of image formation and reconstruction, the attributes used to assess the performance and image quality of an imaging system, and the radiation dose to patients and personnel.