Lecture 21 - Bioimaging (cont.)

author: W. Mark Saltzman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: Jan. 4, 2011,   recorded: March 2008,   views: 3118
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Professor Saltzman continues his discussion of biomedical imaging technology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is introduced as an alternate form of imaging, which does not use ionizing radiation yet can provide detailed structure of the body. Functional MRI (fMRI) has a different application from traditional MRI. It can be used to measure oxygen consumption (tissue metabolic rate), and is an important tool in deciphering brain function. Third, ultrasound imaging is another imaging technique that can detect motion by translating sound wave reflections into structural images at fast timescale. Finally, examples of nuclear imaging and advances in light microscopy are discussed.

Reading assignment:

Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology, in preparation by Mark Saltzman (forthcoming by Cambridge University Press); chapter 12

Resources:

Summary and Key Concepts: Chapter 12 [PDF]

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