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PHYS 408. Physics of Digital Medical Imaging

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Digital signal detection and processing as applied to such radiology imaging modalities as CR/DR, CT, MRI, US and NM/PET.
Prerequisites: MATH 112, PHYS 232
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use physics principles to solve problems in radiation physics, interactions of radiation with matter, radiation production, radiation units, and radiation detection appropriate for an upper-division university course.
2. List, define, diagram, discuss, and explain key terms and concepts in medical imaging appropriate for an upper-division university course.
3. Explain how images are produced and use physics principles to solve imaging problems.
4. Apply physics principles, use appropriate safety regulations, and solve problems in radiobiology and radiation protection appropriate for an upper-division university course.

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