PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Sergei Tabachnikov, Flossie Dunlop.

Title:Seeing Invisible: Mathematics of Medical Imaging
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
Abstract:
In this talk I will attempt to give the attendees the idea of what kind of mathematics is involved into contemporary medical imaging. Most of you have probably heard of CAT scan, MRI, and maybe some other CT (computed tomography) types. However, it is not that often that people know that tomographic images are not actual images, but rather results of intricate mathematical procedures. Advanced mathematical tools play a huge role. The mathematics of this subject is beautiful, hard, and diverse. Just to give you an idea, it deals in particular with differential equations, differential and integral geometry, group representations, harmonic analysis, numerical analysis, and surely, computer programming. This is what has kept the speaker and many others hooked up on tomography for years. Several brand new cheap, effective, and safe tomographic methods are being developed by engineers right now, which requires new mathematical techniques. Similar techniques are used for industrial non-destructive testing and geophysical imaging.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:11 / 08 / 2012
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm