Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Ph 337 Physics in Biomedicine

The physics behind the most important medical instruments and technologies. A wide range of concepts from electromagnetism, optics, to quantum mechanics are used to explain the mechanisms behind ultrasound, endoscopy, optical microscopy, EKG, pacemaker, defibrillators, LASER eye surgery, microscopy, x-ray, radiation, CAT scan, PET scan, MRI, and more. Expected preparation: Ph 201, 203 or Ph 101, 102.


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