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Undergraduate course on biomedical imaging at a liberal arts college
Author(s): Michael E. Durst

Paper Abstract

This paper presents an intermediate-level undergraduate course on the physical principles of biomedical optics and imaging. Through in-class labs, Mathematica simulations, field trips, and group presentations, students learn about fundamental imaging concepts in optical microscopes. After developing an understanding of the role of the Fourier transform in image formation, the course shifts to non-optical imaging, including x-ray computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. The significance of this course is its handson nature, and this paper offers examples of laboratory exercises and simulations to promote active learning in the classroom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2019
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 11143, Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 111430R (2 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2522197
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Michael E. Durst, Middlebury College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11143:
Fifteenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019
Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard; Joseph A. Shaw, Editor(s)

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