Imaging science is a multidisciplinary field based on physics, mathematics, computer science, systems engineering, and chemistry. Students in imaging science study the theory behind the technologies used to create images, the integration of those technologies into imaging systems, and the application of those systems to solve scientific problems. The imaging science curriculum includes the study of, The physical observables associated with the subject of an image, such as reflected or emitted electromagnetic radiation.

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Contains overview and membership forum of a communications satellite industry trade organization in USA. Visit
I3A is the global association for companies that create or work with images, addressing challenges related to mobile imaging, photo books, photo sharing, image .... Visit
The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations is on Facebook. To connect with PMA - The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, sign up ... Visit
Trade association. Includes events calendar, forums, classifieds, online equipment and supplies buyers guide, and online guide to printers. Visit
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually. Visit
Professional organization for radiology administrators. Contains information on continuing education, conferences and seminars, job openings, radiology ... Visit