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Keith Ted Chan
MEDENG 538
Seattle Campus

Medical Imaging Diagnostics

Examines disease presentation and identification as seen in medical images; use of contrast enhancement methods in various image modalities; disease analysis, modern diagnostic imaging methods, and diagnostic indicators using various imaging techniques. Prerequisite: B STR 540; CONJ 585, or equivalent courses.

Class description

This course will provide the student an introduction to Medical Imaging from the radiologists' perspective. Specially, we will cover:

1. Review of real medical cases with radiological workup to provide an introduction to the Medical Imaging field (Radiology).

2. Compare different imaging modalities (Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Conventional Radiography) with their advantages, limitations and recent advances.

3. We will incidentally comment about applied physics but we will not systematically review medical imaging physics. We will not review all the systems and certainly not all the pathology, just some examples of clinical cases.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course is lecture based. Relevant short journal articles will be discussed as part of homework assignments.

Recommended preparation

Basic anatomy and pathophysiology.

Class assignments and grading

2 homework assignments. Multiple choice midterm and final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Keith Ted Chan
Date: 03/03/2013