Computed Tomography and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with Mathematical Applications, by Glen Ann Hagemann and Joseph R. Cummins

Guide Entry to 83.07.04:

Our unit deals with two imaging modalities computed tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance. We explain the ways in which each of these techniques operates and we also explain the applications of each of these modalities. In these ways our unit can readily be used by the science teacher in the classroom. We also deal with the mathematics involved in these modalities. We develop a strong mathematics unit on matrix algebra which can easily be adapted and used by the high school mathematics teacher in several high school mathematics courses. We also included many easy to understand diagrams which make our unit all the easier to use in the high school classroom.

Our unit is one that clearly explains the workings of computed tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance so that a student who has never heard of either of these modalities can easily learn their workings and their role in modern medicine.

(Recommended for High School Algebra I and II, Advanced Functions, Biology and Physics)

Key Words

Teaching Medical Imaging Mathematics Nuclear Tomography Technology NMS Magnetic Resonance NMR