SH2310 Radiation Detectors and Medical Imaging Systems 7.5 credits
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This course is intended for students in the program Engineering Physics, the Master program Medical Engineering or other programs.
The goal with the course is to provide an understanding of the field of medical imaging, with focus on x-ray based modalities. The medical imaging machines are important diagnostic tools for doctors working in the clinic and a good image can save a life. However, exposing patients to ionizing radiation comes with an associated risk from the radiation dose. Therefore, it is of utter most importance that the information acquired from an x-ray measurement is utilized to its fullest and this is where the research and development of medical imaging modalities has its focus – optimization of image quality versus patient dose.
Medical imaging is a multi-billion dollar industry and the machines are produced by many of the big electronics companies in the world, including Phillips, Siemens, General Electric, Toshiba, etc.