2016 Medical Imaging Systems

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Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Nakamura Kentaro  Tabaru Marie  Obi Takashi 
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Course description and aims

Medical system is essential for our health and lives. Especially, medical imaging system which can create non-invasively images of inside our bodies is remarkable. In this course, you will learn about ultrasound, X-ray, X-ray CT, MRI, PET, and OCT. Fundamental skills about medical imaging system, elemental technical, clinical applications will be obtained.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Acquire knowledge related to the fundamentals of the medical imaging systems.
2) Acquire knowledge related to the practical use and application of the medical imaging system and ability to identify challenges.


MRI, Radiography, X-ray CT, Gamma Camera, SPECT, PET

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Every class has a lecture. After attending the class, students are expected to review the contents of the class. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Ultrasound scanner(3) - Ultrasound, Ultrasonic transducer - Instruct in class.
Class 2 Ultrasound scanner(3) - Fundamental system configuration- Instruct in class.
Class 3 Ultrasound scanner(3) - dopper, elasticity measurement - Instruct in class.
Class 4 OCT Instruct in class.
Class 5 MRI Explain the basic principles of MRI.
Class 6 X-ray imaging Explain the basic principles of Radiography, X-ray CT.
Class 7 Nuclear Imaging Device(1)- Gamma camera, SPECT Explain the basic principles of Gammma camera and SPECT.
Class 8 Nuclear Imaging Device(2)- PET Explain the basic principles of PET.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding of the medical imaging modarities and those clinical usage.
Students’ course scores are based on class reports (50%) and final report (50%).

Related courses

  • ICT.H504 : Medical Image Processing

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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