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HST 533
Medical Imaging in Radiation Therapy

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Jan Schuemann, Brian Winey
Time:
T 4-5:30pm
Location:
MIT: E25-119
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
18.06
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
2-0-4 (Graduate)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Medical imaging is important for radiation therapy from diagnosis, staging, target definition, and treatment planning to delivery and outcome assessment. This course will introduce imaging concepts and applications used throughout radiation therapy workflows, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Computed Tomography (CT). Advanced topics will include proton imaging modalities such as prompt gamma imaging and proton radiography/CT. The course will also include lectures regarding image reconstruction and image registration. Students will be introduced to open source medical image computing software (3D Slicer, RTK, and Plastimatch). Includes imaging demonstrations at Massachusetts General Hospital.