22.56J / 2.761J / 20.483J / HST.561J / 9.173J Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine

Fall 2005

MRI image of a human head

MRI image of a human head.  Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of assignments.

Course Description

22.56J aims to give graduate students and advanced undergraduates background in the theory and application of noninvasive imaging methods to biology and medicine, with emphasis on neuroimaging. The course focuses on the modalities most frequently used in scientific research (X-ray CT, PET/SPECT, MRI, and optical imaging), and includes discussion of molecular imaging approaches used in conjunction with these scanning methods. Lectures by the professor will be supplemented by in-class discussions of problems in research, and hands-on demonstrations of imaging systems.
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Prof. Alan Jasanoff

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session