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GS02 1103 Introduction to Medical Physics II: Medical Imaging

  • Course Coordinator(s): John Rong
  • Semester: Spring
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites:

Description

Rong, John. Three 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 radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography as well as digital x-ray imaging modalities, computed tomography, 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 radiation dosimetry in diagnostic imaging.