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HST 164/165
Principles of Biomedical Imaging

Term: IAP

Course Director(s): Susie Y Huang, David E. Sosnovik
Time:
W/Th 1:30-5:30pm
Location:
E25-117
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
HT.005 Intro to the Profession of Physician-Scientist(offered at HMS only) Recommended: HST.015, HST.190
Restrictions:
Jan. 2016 restricted to HST MD students. Only HST students may register under HST.164, P/D/F.
MIT Units:
2-0-4 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Reviews the fundamental principles and techniques underlying modern biomedical imaging, as well as their application in modern medicine. Particular emphasis is placed on magnetic resonance but ultrasound, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and optical techniques are covered in significant detail as well. Didactic lectures are accompanied by problem sets and hands-on experiments with portable magnetic resonance systems and ultrasound systems too. Focuses on the quantitative aspects of biomedical imaging and requires a knowledge of differential equations, matlab and intermediate-level physics.