Image Science for Oncology

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Not Currently Offered
Course Number: 
OPTI 639
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
This course is for students who are interested in applying methods from modern image science to research or clinical practice related to cancer. It will impart the basic biomedical background needed for graduate-level research in oncological imaging, and it will survey the imaging methods and mathematical techniques needed to address current problems in this area.
Any previous graduate-level course in image science or consent of instructor; some knowledge of linear algebra, differential equations and Fourier transforms. No prior background in cancer biology is needed.
Harrison H. Barrett
Office Hours: 
One hour before class, after class or by appointment

There is no required text but chapters from Foundations of Image Science (Barrett and Myers, Wiley, 2004) will be provided as necessary. Copious references to review articles, web sites and current literature will be provided.

Attendance Policy: 
It is important to attend all classes, as what is discussed in class is pertinent to adequate performance on assignments and exams. If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to obtain and review the information you missed. This is especially important in this course where a substantial amount of course material will emerge through class discussion.
All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those students who show affiliation with that particular religion. Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean's designee) will be honored.
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.