Medical Imaging Systems II

In this course, you will use a systems viewpoint to study the concepts involved in imaging internal structures within the body. Learn to analyze magnetic resonance imaging systems, including: physics, Fourier properties of image formation, effects of system imperfections, image contrast, and noise. Master multidimensional signals and systems concepts, and gain an in-depth understanding of Fourier transforms. A lab tour is tentatively scheduled for instrumentation and selected topics.

This course will help you to answer fundamental questions of medical imaging, such as:

  • What are the basic physics?
  • How does one form an image and control its contrast?
  • What are the main sources of noise, distortions, and artifacts?
  • How is this technology used in clinical practice?
  • What are the trends and areas of future study?

Topics Include

  • Magnetic Resonance (MR)
  • Basic physics
  • 2D imaging principles
  • Selective excitation (Fourier interpretations)
  • Imaging considerations (system imperfections, image contrast, noise)
  • Volumetric imaging, fast imaging, low imaging

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$4,056.00 Subject to change
Online, instructor-led
10 weeks, 10-20 hrs/week
Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate
Stanford School of Engineering