EE 290-002. Advanced Brain Imaging Methods

Catalog Description: The 290 courses cover current topics of research interest in electrical engineering. The course content may vary from semester to semester.

Units: 1.0-4.0

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Fall: 1.0-3.0 hours of lecture per week
Spring: 3.0-15.0 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

Also listed as: EL ENG 290

Class Schedule (Spring 2022):
TuTh 9:30AM - 10:59AM, Cory 531 – Chunlei Liu

General Catalog listing

Department Notes: The course will introduce major brain imaging modalities and image analysis techniques. We will cover the systems, image reconstruction techniques and applications of several imaging modalities including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), EEG/MEG, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and optical tomography. The major emphasis will be on MRI due to its non-invasiveness, unparalleled soft tissue contrast and wide applicability in both medicine and neuroscience. We will discuss in depth advanced structural and functional MRI acquisition and analysis techniques, particularly, diffusion MRI and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) fMRI. The courses will consist of lectures, seminars, hands-on experiments, home works. Teams will be formed to explore open research questions and engineering projects.