Introduction to Medical Imaging

This module introduces the major imaging modalities used in medical practice and research. The module covers the physical basis for contrast formation for imaging using magnetic resonance, ionising sources and ultrasound and briefly describes the main components of a typical imaging system. The module includes a visit to the John Radcliffe Hospital site to see the imaging facilities available there. The principal clinical applications of imaging in neurology, cardiology and oncology are also briefly introduced including lectures by practicing clinicians. The week includes a group assignment specifying the design of a novel imaging system for a particular problem. (Duration: one week.)