Computers play an important role in most spheres. They facilitate the storage of huge amounts of data, they enable speedy processing of information and they possess an inbuilt intelligence. Owing to their intelligence and speed, computers function on a level close to that of the human brain. They can hence be employed in different fields like engineering, data processing and storage, planning and scheduling, networking, education as well as health and medicine. A large number of electronic equipment are increasingly being used in hospitals for patient care and diagnosis or carry out advanced surgeries/treatment. This subject will enable the students to learn the basic principles of different instruments used in medical science.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, students will be expected to:

  1. Describe imagining processing techniques, DICOM and PACS.
  2. Explain the application of Monte Carlo to simulate electron transfer.
  3. Describe the blood pressure measurements.
  4. Explain the operating principles of various types of transducers used in medicine.
  5. Describe blood flow and volume measurements.