Middlebury

PHYS 0241

Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical Imaging
Why do we use microscopes for thin tissue slices but x-rays for imaging through the entire body? In this course we will explore the physics of light and life through various biomedical imaging techniques. We will apply the fundamental imaging concepts of resolution, aberration, diffraction, scattering, the Fourier transform, and deconvolution. Most of the course will focus on biomedical optics, including standard optical microscopes, fluorescence imaging, spectroscopy, fiber-optic endoscopes, and laser-scanning microscopes. The latter part of the course will cover non-optical imaging, such as ultrasound, x-ray, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Students will gain hands-on experience through field trips to a local hospital and the use of the Cell Imaging Facility in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. (PHYS 0111; PHYS 0212 or MATH 0223) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
DED SCI

Sections

Fall 2019

PHYS0241A-F19 Lecture (Durst)

Spring 2017

PHYS0241A-S17 Lecture (Durst)

Fall 2015

PHYS0241A-F15 Lecture (Durst)