22.058 Principles of Medical Imaging

Fall 2002

A brain scan image.
A brain scan image. (Image courtesy of David Cory.)

Course Highlights

This course includes many lectures in their entirety, as well as a range of homework assignments and exams, most with solutions. There is also a set of Mathematica files included as a supplement to the other course materials.

Course Description

An introduction to the principles of tomographic imaging and its applications. It includes a series of lectures with a parallel set of recitations that provide demonstrations of basic principles. Both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation are covered, including x-ray, PET, MRI, and ultrasound. Emphasis on the physics and engineering of image formation.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .nb.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. David Cory

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate