MECH0047 Medical Imaging (Ionising and Non-Ionising)
- FHEQ Level:
- 7 (Undergraduate Yr 4 / MSc)
- Terms 1 and 2
- UCL / ECTS Credits:
- 15 UCL / 7.5 ECTS
- Previous Module Code:
- MECHGB08 / MECHMB08
- Dr Gillian Munir (Module Coordinator):
- Gillian Munir
MECHGB08 Medical Imaging (Ionising & Non-Ionising)
The formation of high quality images of internal structures or processes in the body is of fundamental importance for the accurate diagnosis and/or monitoring of disease. This module provides an introduction to the basic principles, techniques and applications of biomedical imaging.
The lectures cover the main imaging modalities in current clinical use, namely X-Ray imaging including computed tomography (CT), Nuclear medicine, Ultrasound imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optical methods; as well as more recent developments in medical imaging research such as photoacoustic imaging and electrical impedance tomography.
For each method the following aspects are examined: the underlying physical principles, technology, techniques, image characteristics, image processing, clinical applications and economic and safety considerations.
Method of Instruction
This module is taught through: