BME Advanced Imaging [399-650B]

First meeting: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 14:35 in room 321 Lymann Duff.

Rationale: Approximately 30-50 graduates students work within the medical imaging community at McGill. The current Physics of Medical Imaging course (563-607B) provides the basis for the understanding of modern medical imaging technologies but does not cover advanced techniques that are used in most state-of-the-art medical imaging modalities, particularly for research. This course is designed to provide graduate students in the medical imaging discipline with a comprehensive treatment of most major imaging technologies at an advanced level.

Course Summary: Review of advanced techniques in medical imaging including: image processing techniques (classification, segmentation, rendering), fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, MR angiography and quantitative flow measurement, spiral and dynamic x-ray computed tomography, 2D/3D positron emission tomography (PET), basic PET physiology, surgical planning and guidance, functional and anatomical brain mapping, ultrasound imaging, and medical image processing.

The format of the course is a in the style of a journal-club. During each class, one student will be responsible for presenting a journal article. Class will consist of presentation and directed discussion of the journal topic, guided by Dr. Collins and invited experts from the field. The BME650 suggested papers.pdf contains a list of potential journal papers suggested for the presentations.

Credits: 3

Lectures: 3 hours per week

Prerequisite: Physics of Medical Imaging (563-607B) or equivalent.

Reference list: Handouts. Journal review papers: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Journal of Computed Assisted Tomography, Medical Physics, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, etc. Texts: The Physics of Medical Imaging, S. Webb, Institute of Physics Publishing, The Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Michael J. Bronskill and Perry Sprawls, American Association of Physicists in Medicine Medical Physics Monograph.

Grading: is in three parts:

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see for more information).

Possible journal Club Subjects

Course Director: Prof. L. Collins

E-mail:louis.collins .at.
Office Phone: (514) 398-4227
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