Biomedical Imaging and Image Analysis Course

RADI 850: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging and Image Analysis

Course Description
The course is aimed to teach the principles and applications of biomedical imaging and image analysis technologies employed in current biomedical research. The first part of the course will provide the students the underlying principles of biomedical imaging including the basic physics and mathematics associated with each modality including X-ray CT, SPECT, PET, and MRI. The second part of the course provides the descriptions of the methods currently being used for biomedical image processing and analysis. Concepts of digital images and image enhancement are first introduced. Advanced image analysis technologies such as image segmentation, registration and morphological analysis will then be described.

Prerequisites: 1a) an undergraduate or graduate level course in physics or mathematics, and 1b) an undergraduate or graduate level course in mammal anatomy or physiology, or 2) instructors’ permission.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • describe the physical principles of image data acquisition using the modalities studied over the semester
  • describe the image reconstruction methods employed in the modalities
  • describe the presentations and properties of digital images and image enhancement methods
  • understand advanced image analysis methods including segmentation, registration and morphological analysis
  • understand how biomedical imaging is used in biological and medical research
  • analyze the imaging methods for needed biomedical applications
  • critically evaluate the articles from the peer-reviewed biomedical imaging and image processing literature
  • employ image processing tools to perform basic analysis of biomedical images

Time:  MWF 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Location:  Michael Sorrell Center, Room 3030

Course Registration

Course Director and Instructor
Yutong Liu, PhD
402-559-8340
yutongliu@unmc.edu

Course Instructor
Balasrinivasa Sajja, PhD
402-559-3861
bsajja@unmc.edu

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