ECGR 6127/8127 - Medical Signal Processing (3)

Catalog Data Prerequisites:  ECGR 3122 or equivalent. Fourier methods of medical signal processing. Physics of image formation for different medical imaging modalities including: planar x-ray, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound. Signal processing techniques for image reconstruction, enhancement, and multi-modal fusion. Credit will not be given ECGR 6127 where credit has been given for ECGR 8127. (Spring)
Lecture Times Friday 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lecture Room Woodward Hall 125
Reference Medical Image Processing Reconstruction and Restoration: Concepts and Methods, Jing Jan, CRC Press, 2005. ISBN: 0824758498
Additional References Digital Image Processing, Rafael Gonzalez & Richard Woods, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008.
Goals The objective of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge needed to understand the physical processes involved in medical image formation for various modalities and to analyze these images for the purposes of recovery and reconstruction of important structures within these images.
Prerequisite ECGR 3122 or equivalent (Permission of the Department)
Class Topics

Medical image formation (planar X-rays, computerized tomography, MRI, Nuclear Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasonics)

Image processing for 2D medical images

Image processing methods for 3D medical images

Outcomes The following competencies should be imparted to the students:
1. An understanding of basic image processing and multi-dimensional signal processing concepts as applied in medical imaging contexts (assessment by exams, quizzes, and projects).
2. The ability to understand / implement basic medical image reconstruction algorithms (assessment by projects and homework).
3. The ability to understand / implement basic medical image classification algorithms (assessment by projects and homework).
4. Hands-on experience with various computer tools for implementing and testing medical imaging systems in a variety of projects (assessment by projects).
Computer Usage Students design, simulate, and analyze a variety of medical imaging projects. MATLAB should be accessible as a tool for completing projects.
Laboratory Students use computer laboratories for the implementation of the design projects outside of class.
Design Content The design projects for the course vary from semester to semester.
Grading *

There two exams in this course. Grades are determined by performance on homework, projects, and in-class presentations. The weight of each item in determining the final grade is as follows:
Homework 10%
Quizzes 10%
Mid-Term 20%
Final 30%
Projects & Presentations 30%

Follow-up Courses N/A
Academic Integrity Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of the UNCC Code of Student Academic Integrity (2001-2003 UNCC Catalog, p. 275) . This code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty.
Notes Semester syllabus will be provided to the students on the first day of class.
Coordinator A. Willis, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prepared by A. Willis, December 20, 2007

* Grading policy may be modified by the instructor for each section of the course.

* Grading scale : 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, with ``curve,'' if any, entirely at the discretion of the instructor. Quizzes may be given without warning.

Important Notes for Students

Students in this course seeking accommodations to disabilities must first consult with the Office of Disability Services and follow the instructions of that office for obtaining accommodations.

The use of cell phones, beepers, or other communication devices is disruptive, and is therefore prohibited during class. Except in emergencies, those using such devices must leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

Students are permitted to use computers during class for note-taking and other class-related work only. Those using computers during class for work not related to that class must leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

Collaboration (not copying) on homework and computer projects is encouraged. However, students may NOT share program code or report material. You must read the textbook; it is impossible to cover all material during class.