Bioimaging

Bioimaging Foundations

GMS IM 600 (4 credits)

The physical, mathematical, and experimental foundations of bioimaging are studied with historical context and are presented in the following sequence: bioimaging, principles, bioimaging mathematics, and bioimaging physics, leading to the study of the different bioimage generation techniques (modalities). 4 cr

2015FALLGMSIM600 A1, Sep 1st to Dec 18th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 4:00 pm 5:50 pm
F 4:00 pm 5:50 pm

Magnetic Resonance: Principles, Methods, and Applications in Biomedical Research

GMS IM 610 (4 credits)

This course will provide an overview of the underlying principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and the various methodologies used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) with emphasis on methods applied in biomedical research. The course will emphasize the connection between the basic manipulation of the spin system via the sequence of RF and gradient pulses (the pulse sequence) and the information that can be retrieved from the observed object, be it a solution of an isolated protein of the human brain. 4 cr

2015FALLGMSIM610 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
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MW 6:00 pm 7:50 pm

Bioimaging Theory & Imaging Processing

GMS IM 620 (4 credits)

The main theoretical aspects of bioimaging are studied, including image meaning, image generation, image quality (analysis, improvement, and limits), image information content (generation and extraction), and image assisted modeling of biologic systems. Mathematical foundations and basic techniques for digital image processing are studied theoretically as well as in a hands-on approach in the Image Processing Laboratory. Studied topics include linear and matrix algebra, calculus, image processing techniques for image enhancement, image manipulation for structural analysis (segmentation, quantification and measurement), and for three-dimensional visualization and exploration. 4 cr

Methods of Functional Imaging of the Brain

GMS IM 630 (2 credits)

This course will provide an overview of the various existing methods for detecting and mapping brain function in vivo. A brief introduction will provide the necessary background to brain physiology: electrical activity, synaptic transmission, cell metabolism and haemodynamic response associated with neuronal activity. 2 cr

Bioimaging Practicum

GMS IM 650 (4 credits)

Students participate directly in day-to-day imaging activities including clinical (radiology daily noon conferences) as well as research activities (hands-on imaging experiments with phantoms and animals). 4 cr

2015FALLGMSIM650 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD

Statistical Analysis of Neuroimaging Data

GMS IM 651 (2 credits)

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures that are commonly used to analyze data generated from in vivo imaging techniques such as CT, MRI, PET and SPECT. 2 cr

2015FALLGMSIM651 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
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W 2:00 pm 3:50 pm L ARR

Directed Studies in Bioimaging

GMS IM 655 (Var credits)

Var cr

2015FALLGMSIM655 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD

Radiation Protection & Ethics

GMS IM 660 (2 credits)

Many of the established and state-of-the-art modalities in diagnostic imaging rely upon radiation as the imaging agent. However, radiation in itself is considered a hazard that must be controlled. This course will introduce the fundamentals of understanding radiation, the risks of radiation exposure, and the methods of minimizing its harmful potential while maximizing its beneficial qualities. 2 cr

2015FALLGMSIM660 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 17th 2015
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 5:50 pm

Special Topics in Bioimaging

GMS IM 670 (2 credits)

Imaging has come to increasingly serve as a substrate and necessary ingredient for progressively more complex diagnoses and therapy. The increasing significance of the imaging components has been classically appreciated in fields such as radiation therapy, where planning of treatment based on images is integral to the therapy itself, and has spread beyond the boundaries of such disciplines to numerous surgical fields such as neurosurgery, orthopedics, and ear, nose, and throat surgery. 2 cr, on demand.

Professional Development

GMS IM 680 (2 credits)

This is a preparatory course for students making the transition from a formal academic program into the dynamic work place. It will cover those fundamental skills required to facilitate searching, locating, and qualifying for the job of one's choice. It will cover topics such as building a portfolio, networking, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Speakers in the various fields of imaging will be invited to discuss how he or she made the transition into the workplace and students will have the opportunity to discuss and discover the various pitfalls on the paths of entry into the field of his or her choice. 2 cr

Thesis Research I

GMS IM 700 (2 credits)

First phase of a four-semester directed research project, the MBI project in the field, select a faculty member in the greater Boston area who will agree to serve as an thesis advisor, identify a line if research and define the specific objectives of a project to be conducted in the following three semesters. 2 cr

2015FALLGMSIM700 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD

Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals

GMS IM 701 (2 credits)

Imaging techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have seen rapid rates of growth in the past years. It is vital that professionals working with these imaging tools have a strong working knowledge of gross anatomy to understand the images they are looking at. This course is designed to give students in the Masters in Bioimaging program the fundamental knowledge they will need of gross anatomy. The course is taught from medical images such as CT and MRI rather than more traditional methods since this is the source of information the MBI students are expected to encounter in their future. 2 cr, Fall & Spring sem.

2015FALLGMSIM701 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 15th 2015
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T 1:00 pm 2:50 pm

Clinical and MR Pathophysiology

GMS IM 705 (4 credits)

This course familiarizes the student with common pathologies found in magnetic resonance imaging and the appearance of these pathologies in various imaging protocols and the imaging appearance of a variety of pathological aberrations affecting patients. The knowledge of disease processes and their signal characteristics on various imaging sequences is essential to ensure the best practices in patient care and quality imaging. This course will include a high level review of clinical imaging in various disease states. Lectures are geared toward a practical, problem-solving approach to conditions and a systematic approach to interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies will be utilized. 4 cr

Thesis Research III

GMS IM 730 (2 credits)

Third phase of a four-semester thesis project in the field of bioimaging during which students finish data analysis and primarily concentrate on writing a comprehensive technical report describing in detail their work in Phases I and II. 2 cr

2015FALLGMSIM730 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD

Clinical Internship I

GMS IM 791 (4 credits)

This course is the first of two structured clinical internship courses designed to provide students with clinical practice and patient management training. Student progression in competency levels through clinical performance objectives are accomplished through demonstration and observation, after which the student assists in performing specified clinical activities. When a satisfactory degree of proficiency is apparent, the student performs specific activities under supervision to achieve clinical competency specified under Article II of the American Registry Radiological Technologists (ARRT) Rules and Regulations. 4 cr

Clinical Internship II

GMS IM 792 (4 credits)

This course is the second of two structural clinical internship courses designed to provide students with clinical practice and patient management training. Student progression in competency levels through clinical performance objectives are accomplished through demonstration and observation, after which the student assists in performing specified clinical activities. When a satisfactory degree of proficiency is apparent, the student performs specific activities under supervision to achieve clinical competency specified under Article II of the American Registry Radiological Technologists (ARRT) Rules and Regulations. 4 cr

2015FALLGMSIM792 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2015
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ARR TBD TBD