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Medical Imaging (BML720)

Instructors: Dr. Anup Singh & Dr. Amit Mehndiratta


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Course Description: Medical imaging is a non-invasive technique for imaging internal organs/tissue of an object. A number of medical imaging techniques particularly, X-rays, CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, optical imaging and Ultrasound, are in clinical use for diagnosis of disease as well as monitoring of treatment responses. Depending upon the type of medical imaging technique, it can be used to obtain anatomical, physiological, hemodynamic, functional and molecular mapping of in vivo tissue. From last three decades medical imaging is an active area of research and due to continue development, at both technology and methodology level, its potential and scope are growing day by day.

Objective of the course is to teach medical imaging (X-rays, CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, optical imaging and Ultrasound), from basic principles to clinical applications, including advanced imaging techniques. Particularly, this course will cover following aspects of various medical imaging modalities:

  1. Physics and principles of medical imaging
  2. Image data acquisition and reconstruction
  3. Components(hardware and software) of medical imaging
  4. Basic Image processing and data analysis
  5. Clinical applications
  6. Advanced medical imaging techniques

The course is open to all streams. It is aimed at students interested in studying and understanding the medical imaging and its clinical applications. Students interested in doing a research project in this area are especially encouraged to take this course. The course will be a mix of lectures and assignments for practice. Visit to medical hospitals will be arranged for demonstrating various medical imaging techniques.

Prerequisite: EC60 (For UG), none (for PG)

Credit (3-0-0)

About Instructors: Dr Anup Singh and Dr Amit Mehndiratta have recently joined as a faculty in the center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), IIT-Delhi. Both are working in the field of Medical Imaging, particularly MRI and CT. More details about Dr. Anup and Dr. Amit can be found on their websites ‘http://web.iitd.ernet.in/~anupsm/ and http://web.iitd.ac.in/~amehndiratta/’ respectively.


Study Material:

1.    Richard Aston, Medical Imaging Equipment Theory, (Any Edition)  -- This book is freely available online

2.    William R. Hendee, E Russell Ritenour, Medical Imaging Physics, John-Wiley, New york, Any edition 2000-2014 (ISBN: 978-0-471-38226-3)

Lecture: Lecture notes are available on Moodle IIT-D

Lecture – 1 (Medical Imaging Overview)

Lecture – 2 (Human Anatomy I)

Lecture – 3 (Human Anatomy II)

Lecture – 4 (Radiation Physics I)

Lecture – 5 (Radiation Physics II)

Lecture – 6 (X-Ray I - Physics)

Lecture – 7 (X-Ray II - Detectors and Radiation Biology)

Lecture – 8 (X-Ray III - Clinical Applications and Artifacts)

Lecture – 9 (CT – Physics I)

Lecture – 10 (CT – Physics II)

Lecture – 11 (CT – Reconstruction I)

Lecture – 12 (CT – Reconstruction II)

Lecture – 13 (CT – Reconstruction III)

Lecture – 14 (CT Dose and Artifacts)

Lecture – 15 (CT Advance and Clinical Applications)

Lecture – 16 (CT Advance Dual Energy)

Lecture – 17 (Revision I)

Lecture – 18 (Revision II)

Lecture – 19 (MR – Physics I)

Lecture – 20 (MR – Physics II)

Lecture – 21 (MR – Physics III)

Lecture – 22 (MR – Physics IV)

Lecture – 23 (MR – Pulse Sequence I)

Lecture – 24 (MR – Pulse Sequence II)

Lecture – 25 (MR – T1 and T2 contrast)

Lecture – 26 (MR Safety and Bio-effects)

Lecture – 27 (MRI – Advanced)

Lecture – 28 (MRI Clinical Applications)

Lecture – 29 (Revision III + USG Basics)

Lecture – 30 (USG – Physics)

Lecture – 31 (USG – Clinical Applications)

Lecture – 32 (PET – Physics)

Lecture – 33 (PET – Clinical Applications)

Lecture – 34 (Optical Imaging)

Lecture – 35 (Student Presentations – Advanced Imaging I)

Lecture – 36 (Student Presentations – Advanced Imaging II)

Lecture – 37 (Student Presentations – Advanced Imaging III)

Lecture – 39 (Site Visit I)

Lecture – 40 (Site Visit II)

Lecture – 41 (Revision IV – Open Discussion)

Lecture – 42 (Revision V – Open Discussion)