Course Number: 10-605-206
10-605-206 MEDICAL IMAGING ...Introduction to medical imaging systems such as X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, and CT. (Prerequisite: 10-605-211, Biomedical Instrumentation 1; Corequisites: 10-605-214, Medical Networking; 10-605-213, Biomedical Instrumentation 2; Prerequisite and Corequisites do not apply to the X-Ray Service Technician Advanced Technical Certificate)
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What will I learn?
- Explore the hierarchy of the medical imaging profession as to its modalities, professional organizations, role in medicine, history, etc.
- Summarize the various x-ray photon interactions as they relate to biomedical engineering
- Examine the operation of x-ray system components including the x-ray tube, generator, fluoroscopy, exposure control, image receptor and operator interface
- Predict the impact upon image quality with various changes in radiation prime factors and exposure conditions
- Explain the nature of electromagnetic radiation and its characteristics related to radiosensitivity and image production
- Compare and contrast the process of digital image production using various digital technologies including fluoroscopy and computed radiography
- Evaluate medical image quality using established quality control measurements
- Explore the imaging modality of computed tomography (CT)
- Explore the imaging modality of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging
- Examine modern breast imaging technologies
- Explore the basic operation of medical ultrasound technology and its clinical usage as a diagnostic modality
- Discuss radionuclide imaging and its importance as a perfusion imaging modality
- Discuss the challenges of using radiation as an oncology tool
- Explore angiographic imaging as an imaging modality
- Examine the role of biomedical engineering in a contemporary medical imaging department