Courses: Physics in Modern Medicine (PHYSH108B01)

Spring 2009

This course introduces the nonscientist to many of the technologies used in modern medicine and the basic physical principles which underlie them. Topics will include: laser surgery, ultrasound imaging, laparoscopic surgery, diagnostic x-ray imaging, nuclear medicine, computed tomography (CAT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and radiation therapy. Safety issues involved in the use of each technique will be considered in depth, and discussions will include societal implications of the growing use of technology in medicine. No prerequisites.

Fulfills: NA II


Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Suzanne Amador Kane (Profile)

Meeting Times

TTh 10:00-11:30