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Course Description

Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS Open CT , Source: http://www.medgadget.com/
Software screenshots: Segasist Technologies

This course will introduce the fundamental concepts for medical imaging which include medical image formation (X-ray, CT, MRI, sonography); storage and formats (DICOM, DICOM RT, PACS); visualization, detection and analysis (enhancement, segmentation, registration, compression); safety and regulations for imaging devices & software (IEEE standards, Health Canada Licensing, FDA Clearance)

Week Category Lecture
1 General Introduction
2 Image Formation X-Ray, CT (Computed Tomography)
3 MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
4 Sonography (Ultrasound) and other modalities
5 Storage and Formats DICOM, DICOM RT
6 PACS
7 Visualization, Detection & Analysis Enhancement: Contrast, Noise, Artefacts etc.
8 Segmentation & Detection
9 Registration: Rigid vs. Non-Rigid
10 Image Retrieval
11 Safety and Regulations for Medical Imaging Devices IEEE Standards
12 Health Canada, FDA

Textbooks (recommended)

  • The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging Bushberg et al. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011
  • Digital Image Processing for Medical Applications Dougherty Cambridge University Press; 2009
  • Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy Pawlicki et al. Taylor & Francis; 2010
  • PACS and Imaging Informatics Huang Wiley-Blackwell; 2010

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