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
    Country/TerritorySpain
    CityValencia
    Period03/03/200805/03/2008

    Keywords

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

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