Life Science: First Year Courses

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LIFESCI 1D03: Medical Imaging Physics

An introduction to the physics underlying some of the medical imaging techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Topics include: X-ray (transmission) radiography, computed tomography, an introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), basic principles of ultrasonography, radioactivity and nuclear medicine, and a brief investigation into the biological effects of radiation. [3 units]