Detailed list of readings

Detailed list of readings (2017, slightly updated)

Chapter 1: All

Chapter 2: All except 2.7
Chapter 3: All except 3.3.5-6, 3.5.3-4
Chapter 4: All
Chapter 5: All except 5.2.5-5.2.8, 5.3.4
Chapter 6: All except 6.3.4-5, 6.4.1, please also read the guest presentation, first part

Chapter 7: All

Chapter 8: 8.2, 8.3

Chapter 9: 9.1, 9.2.1-2

Chap 10-13: Read in connection with the presentation.

Chapter 10:10.3-4

Chapter 11: 11.1,2,3,5

Chapter 12: 12.1-3, 12.6-7

Chapter 13: 13.1-3

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Detailed list of readings (2016)

Chapter 1: Read briefly

Chapter 2: All except 2.7
Chapter 3: All
Chapter 4: All
Chapter 5:

  • 5.1 to 5.2.4 Study
  • 5.2.5-5.2.8 Read briefly
  • 5.3 Study
  • 5.3.4 Not included
  • 5.4 Study

Chapter 6:

  • 6.1-6.2.1 Read briefly
  • 6.2.2 - 6.2.5 Read
  • 6.3.1 - 6.3.3 Study!
  • 6.3.4 Not Included
  • 6.3.5-6.3.7 Read
  • 6.4.1 Not Included
  • 6.4.2 Read Briefly + Interpretation of final results for sigma^2 and SNR
  • 6.4.3 Study!

Chapter 7:

  • 7.1-7.3.2 Know since previous course, if not, revise
  • 7.3.3 - 7.3.4 Study!
  • 7.4 Read
  • 7.5-7.6 Study!

Chapter 8:

  • 8.2 Read
  • 8.3.1 Study!
  • 8.3.2 Read breifly
  • 8.3.3 IMAGING EQUATION SCINTIGRAPHY *
  • 8.4 Study!

Chapter 9:

  • 9.1 Study! Don't focus on combined systems
  • 9.2.1 IMAGING EQUATION SPECT *
  • 9.2.2 IMAGING EQUATION PET *
  • 9.2.3 Get the idea, don't focus on ART and ML-EM (unless you're curious)
  • 9.3 Read

* No need to be able to recite the mathematical formulation of the imaging equations, just get the main points: inverse square law, object attenuation, detector characteristics (pixel width, detection efficiency, ...), etc. and how they affect the image.

 Chapter 10

  • 10.3.3 Study the principles of transmission and reflection
  • 10.3.4 Study the principles attenuation, absorption and scattering
  • 10.3.6 Study the principles of Harmonic generation
  • 10.4 Study the principles of Doppler imaging
  • 10.5 Skip

 Chapter 11

  • 11.2 Read very briefly and be able to describe the main components of an ultrasound imaging device.
  • 11.3 Understand Time Gain Compensation TGC,
  • 11.5 Understand A-mode M-mode and B-mode, Understand the frequency dependence of the penetration depth,
  • 11.6.1 Study how transmit steering works and how to calculate the time delay for both plane wave front and focusing to a focal point.
  • 11.8.1 Understand harmonic imaging. Which direction has the best/worst spatial resolution in ultrasound? (check in the slides)

Chapter 12

  • Read if necessary for the understanding of Chapter 13 + answer: what is the most common contrast agent in MRI and why does it give contrast?

Chapter 13

  • 13.1 Read briefly and be able to describe the main components of the MRI camera.
  • 13.2 Study the principles – slice selection, frequency encoding, scanning of Fourier space, spin echoes. Be able to explain in words how they work.
  • 13.3 Study the two methods of image reconstruction: rectilinear and polar. Compare to the methods used in CT (the Fourier method and FBP)
  • 13.4 Not included
  • 13.5 Skip
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