MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS02 1012 Physics of Positron Emission Tomography

Mawlawi, Osama. Two semester hours. Summer, biannually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisites:  Radiation Detection, Instrumentation, and Data Analysis (GS021053) and Introduction to Medical Physics II: Medical Imaging (GS0211904 or Introduction to Medical Physics IV: The Physics of Nuclear Medicine (GS021193).

This course will focus on advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) physical principles, image formation and processing, and image correction techniques, as well as lay the foundations for understanding tracer kinetic modeling.  Students will have the opportunity to obtain hands on experience with PET imaging and data analysis.  The use of PET imaging in various medical and research applications will be presented.