May 10, 2021  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PH 3240 - Physics of Medical Imaging

This course focuses on an introduction to areas of modern physics required for an understanding of contemporary medical diagnostic and treatment procedures. Topics include a focus on the physics underlying modern medical diagnostic and therapeutic technology: the EM Spectrum, Radiology (X-Ray, CT), Nuclear Medicine (Gamma Camera, SPECT, PET), MRI, hybrid instrumentation and radiation treatment. In this course, students learn about the physics involved in how these diagnostic and therapeutic instruments work as well as the numerous physics and patient factors that contribute to the choice of instrument for diagnosis and treatment. There may be invited guest speakers and field trips to local hospitals and medical imaging facilities.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: MT 1800  (may be taken concurrently with instructor approval).
Prerequisite: PH 2750  or PH 2940 .