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22.058 Principles of Medical Imaging, Fall 2002

A brain scan image.
A brain scan image. (Image courtesy of David Cory.)

Highlights of this Course

This course includes many lectures in their entirety, as well as a range of homework assignments and exams, most with solutions. There is also a set of Mathematica files included as a supplement to the other course materials.

Course Description

An introduction to the principles of tomographic imaging and its applications. It includes a series of lectures with a parallel set of recitations that provide demonstrations of basic principles. Both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation are covered, including x-ray, PET, MRI, and ultrasound. Emphasis on the physics and engineering of image formation.

Technical Requirement

Mathematica software is required to run the .nb files found on this course site.



Prof. David Cory

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate


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