Imaging technologies form a significant component of the health budgets of all developed economies, and most people need advanced imaging such as MRIs, X-Rays and CT Scans (or CAT Scans) during their life. Many of us are aware of the misinformation sometimes offered in TV dramas, which either exaggerates the benefits or overemphasizes the risks.
This medical imaging course provides an introduction to biomedical imaging and modern imaging modalities. The course also covers the basic scientific principals behind each modality, and introduces some of the key applications, from neurological diseases to cancers. This course includes modules specially designed for the general public, whilst also providing some advanced modules which could contribute to professional development in health, engineering and IT industries.
- Why there is a need for different imaging modalities
- The basic principles of each modality and the terminology used
- The patient experience and why things happen during the imaging procedure
- How to select the most suitable modality for a given clinical case
- How to provide basic advice on imaging modalities to your peers
- Additionally, in the 'advanced' sections in the course you'll learn:How an image is reconstructed / visualized OR
- The principles of image post-processing
Professor Ian Brereton is the Director, Research and Technology, for the Centre for Advanced Imaging, the Director of the Queensland node for the National Imaging Facility and the Director of the Queensland NMR Network.
He has over 20 year experience in the application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to the biomedical and chemical sciences. His current research interests are in preclinical molecular imaging, development of molecular imaging agents and biomarkers in animal models of neurodegeneration and cancer, localised MR spectroscopy, metabolomics and structural biology by MR spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance engineering.