Medical Imaging

Course Name: 
G16.4426 Medical Imaging
Course Director/Instructors: 

Yao Wang, PhD (Polytechnic Institute of NYU)
Daniel Turnbull, PhD (NYU School of Medicine)
Riccardo Lattanzi, PhD (NYU School of Medicine)
Eli Rothenberg, PhD (NYU School of Medicine)

Course Outline: 

This course introduces the physics, instrumentation, and signal processing methods used in X-ray (projection radiography), X-ray computed tomography, ultrasound imaging, PET, optical imaging and magnetic resonance imaging. The course builds on fundamental signal processing, basic electricity and magnetism, and multivariate calculus.

  • Familiarity with the basic biomedical imaging modalities and their history
  • Working knowledge of the basic physics, engineering and instrumentation principles of each modality
  • Understanding of the typical applications for each modality
  • Understanding of each modality strength and weaknesses
  • Current research directions for each modality

J. L. Prince and J. M. Links, Medical imaging: signals and systems, Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN 0-13-065353-5

Matlab will be provided to students under the available NYU institutional license. Lectures will be taught at the NYU Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI) and at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU (Poly) campus in Brooklyn (NY).

The course is organized as twelve 150-minute lectures, two exams, and one lecture session used for a tour of medical imaging facilities. Students will be evaluated based upon course participation, homework assignments, a midterm exam, a final exam.

Homework policy: Homework will be assigned weekly and due the following week. Late submissions are not accepted. Exams will be primarily based on homework problems. Same assignments may include MATLAB or C programming of image reconstruction algorithms.
3 credits, also offered as EL5823/BE6203 at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Grading policy: Exam 1: 40%, Exam 2: 40%, Homework Assignments: 20% (programming 10%, others 10%)


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Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Health from:
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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