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GS02 1083 Biological and Biophysical Principles of Molecular Imaging

  • Course Director(s): Steven Millward
  • Semester: Spring
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Undergraduate Biochemistry and Cell Biology


This course will provide an introduction to pre-clinical and clinical molecular imaging modalities as well as the biochemical principles that govern contrast agent design and function.  Topics include optical imaging, bioluminescence imaging, PET, SPECT, CT, MRI, MRS, photoacoustic imaging, and radiomics.  The goal of the course is to provide students with the concepts and techniques necessary to integrate pre-clinical imaging, cell biology, and biochemistry into their own research and the intellectual foundation for a career in molecular imaging research. Audit for this course is permitted with the Course Director's consent.

Course Outline Biological and Biophysical Principles of Molecular Imaging