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28420-01 - Lecture: Principles of Medical Imaging 3 CP

Semester fall semester 2020
Course frequency Every fall sem.
Lecturers Philippe Claude Cattin (, Assessor)
Najat Salameh (
Mathieu Sarracanie (
Content This course presents the fundamental principles of medical imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). For each of these imaging modalities its physical principle, the mathematical methods for image generation and reconstruction, its anatomical and physiological information content and its limitations are discussed.
Learning objectives The objective of this lecture is to introduce the basic physical principles of the imaging systems used in the medical field. The necessary background to understand the imaging devices will be taught.
Bibliography "The Physics of Diagnostic Imaging". David J. Dowsett, Peter A. Kenny, R. Eugene Johnston, Chapman & Hall Medical.
"The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging". Jerrold T. Bushberg, J.Anthony Seibert, Edwin M. Leidholdt Jr., John M. Boone, Williams & Wilkins.
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Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval Weekday Time Room

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Modules Module: Applications of Distributed Systems (Master's Studies: Computer Science)
Module: Applications of Machine Intelligence (Master's Studies: Computer Science)
Module: Biomedical Engineering (Master's Studies: Biomedical Engineering)
Assessment format record of achievement
Assessment details oral exam, 30 min, exact dates will be communicated via email
11.01.2021 8:00 ‐ 18:00
12.01.2021 8:00 ‐ 18:00
13.01.2021 8:00 ‐ 18:00
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration, dereg: cancel course registration
Repeat examination one repetition, best attempt counts
Scale 1-6 0,5
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty Faculty of Medicine
Offered by Departement Biomedical Engineering (DBE)