Required Textbook

Bushberg, Jerrold T., J. Anthony Seibert, Edwin M. Leidholdt, Jr., and John M. Boone. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. ISBN: 9780683301182.

Additional Readings

Cho, Z. H., Joie P. Jones, and Manbir Singh. Foundations of Medical Imaging. New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience, 1993. ISBN: 9780471545736.

Phelps, Michael E. PET: Molecular Imaging and Its Biological Applications. New York, NY: Springer, 2004. ISBN: 9780387403595.

Readings by Session

1 Overview of Imaging

Imaging Radiation
Bushberg. Chapters 1-2.
2 Interactions of Radiation with Matter Bushberg. Chapter 3.
3 X-ray Generation and Planar Imaging Bushberg. Chapter 5-6.
4 X-ray CT Overview Bushberg. Chapter 13.
5 Fourier Transforms and Convolution Cho, et al. Chapter 2.1.
6 Central Slice Theorem and Projection/Reconstruction Cho, et al. Chapter 3.
7 Class Demo: X-ray CT
8 Application: Quantitative Anatomy from CT Class handout
9 Tracers for Nuclear Imaging Bushberg. Chapters 18-19.
10 Nuclear Imaging Detectors and Cameras Bushberg. Chapters 20-21.
11 Principles of PET and SPECT Bushberg. Chapters 22.
12 Application: Binding Measurements with PET Phelps. Chapter 2.
13 Application: Functional Imaging using FDG Uptake Phelps. Chapter 7.
14 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Physics I Bushberg. Chapter 14.
15 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Physics II Bushberg. Chapter 14.
16 Magnetic Resonance Imaging I Bushberg. Chapter 15.
17 Magnetic Resonance Imaging II Bushberg. Chapter 15.
18 MRI Contrast Agents Lauffer review
19 Application: BOLD Effect in Functional MRI Class handout
20 Application: Neural Fiber Tracking with MRI Class handout
21 Class Demo: MRI
22 Diffuse Optical Tomography I Class handout
23 Diffuse Optical Tomography II Class handout
24 Optical Molecular Imaging Class handout
25 Final Presentations