Biomedical Engineering (MEng)
Principles of Biomedical Imaging (UG)
This module will explain how images of the human body can be obtained using different forms of penetrating radiation. It will also provide a detailed explanation of how the imaging modalities of CT, X-ray, MR, US and optical imaging work.
Describe how medical images are obtained using radiation or waves that penetrate the body; Explain the equipment required for imaging using the key imaging modalities; Describe the imaging performance of a scanner; Explain how to calculate the resolution of a scanner.
X-ray imaging X-ray CT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Optical Imaging
Students must be able to perform basic algebra. Students must be familiar with Fourier Transforms.
Lectures: 18 hours
Study groups: 10 hours
● Written exam: ; 100% weighting