Teaching the physics of medical imaging: an active learning approach involving imaging of biological tissue

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Abstract

Introduction to medical imaging is an experimentally oriented course in the physics of medical imaging, where the students record, process and analyse 3D data of an unknown piece of formalin fixed animal tissue embedded in agar in order to estimate the tissue types present. Planar X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and SPECT/PET images are recorded, showing the tissue in very different ways. In order for the students to estimate the tissue type, they need to study the physical principles of the imaging modalities. The “true” answer is subsequently revealed by slicing the tissue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of INTED 2008
Number of pages4
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventINTED 2008 - International Technology, Education and Development Conference - Hotel Meliá Valencia Palace, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 3 Mar 20085 Mar 2008

Conference

ConferenceINTED 2008 - International Technology, Education and Development Conference
LocationHotel Meliá Valencia Palace
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period03/03/200805/03/2008

Keywords

  • Imaging phantoms
  • Fiducial markers
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Teaching
  • Education
  • Learning

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