Course Detail
2.0 - 12.0
Course Components:
Independent Study
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Recommended Prerequisite: Medical students only.
A full-time research elective, four or more weeks in duration. The Medical Imaging Research Laboratory (UCAIR) has several ongoing projects regarding X-ray angiography, magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and blood flow analysis, MR diffusion and perfusion imaging, MR mammography, MR spectroscopy, simultaneous emission-transmission cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), dynamic cardiac SPECT, cone-beam computerized tomography, and computer image analysis. The laboratory is equipped with basic radiology, digital angiography, image-intensifier based CT, and small animal MR imaging and spectroscopy imaging equipment and high-speed computers networked to clinical X-ray CT, digital X-ray, MR, and SPECT imagers. The rotation should be taken under the direction of a UCAIR faculty member after submission of a research topic and protocol. Clinical projects can also be pursued under supervision of clinical radiology faculty members.