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Introduction to Biomedical Imaging

University of Queensland via edX

Overview

Imaging technologies form a significant component of the health budgets of all developed economies, and most people need advanced imaging such as MRIs, X-Rays and CT Scans (or CAT Scans) during their life. Many of us are aware of the misinformation sometimes offered in TV dramas, which either exaggerates the benefits or overemphasizes the risks.

This medical imaging course provides an introduction to biomedical imaging and modern imaging modalities. The course also covers the basic scientific principals behind each modality, and introduces some of the key applications, from neurological diseases to cancers. This course includes modules specially designed for the general public, whilst also providing some advanced modules which could contribute to professional development in health, engineering and IT industries.

Syllabus

The Introduction to Biomedical Imaging course incorporates a case study which is introduced at the start of each episode. This case study will follow a hypothetical patient required to undergo various imaging modalities for a medical condition.

For each episode we include information relevant to that modality and the basic scientific principles, hardware and technology, and clinical applications.

  • In episode 1, we'll consider x-rays.
  • In episode 2, we'll explore computerised tomography (CT).
  • In episode 3, you'll learn about ultrasound (U/S).
  • In episode 4, we'll discuss magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • In episode 5, you'll learn about PET and SPECT.

Each episode will include several short quizzes which will not contribute to your final grade and will help you understand the key points.

To complete the course, the assessment is a marked quiz for each episode that will contribute to your final grade, plus a final assessment called Assessment Scenarios at the end of the course. Assessment Scenarios involve reviewing 2 case studies/scenarios and answering questions related to imaging modalities of relevance.

Taught by

Graham Galloway

Reviews

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    Matteo B.

    Matteo completed this course.

    Very interesting course!
    In the chapters of course is told a clinical story of an imaginary patient with the different methods of biomedical imaging.
    For each chapter, there is the explanation of physical and/or chemical process. Then, there is the presentation of methods and procedures for biomedical imaging.
    At the end, there is the presentation of images product by the different methods.
    I am very satisfied to have attended this course
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Usefull course, and very interesting program!
    Good job University of Queensland!
    In this course there are 5 episodes:
    In episode 1, we'll consider x-rays.
    In episode 2, we'll explore computerised tomography (CT).
    In episode 3, you'll learn about ultrasound (U/S).
    In episode 4, we'll discuss magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
    In episode 5, you'll learn about PET and SPECT.
    Each episode will include several short quizzes.
  • Kaouther completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Usefull for geting the basics of imaging modalities and then for developing suitable probes and radiotracers, as I'm a biologist doing a PhD with project the develoment of molecular probes for diagnosis of neuropathology
    course well schedualed , especialy for busy people
    just wished to have the reading material on PDF to keep a copy
  • Marco F.

    Marco completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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