OF3MFM - Medical Imaging Methods

Course specification
Course title Medical Imaging Methods
Acronym OF3MFM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
    Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
      Condition None
      The goal Introduce students to the basic concepts of medical imaging, image properties and quality and many of the medical imaging modalities (radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, US, SPECT and PET). Introduce students the basic concepts of tomography and Radon transform. Analytic (BP, FBP, etc.) and iterative (MLEM, OSMLEM, OSL etc.) image reconstruction methods form projections are analyzed in detail.
      The outcome Students will be enabled to be engaged in a medical imaging. They will have active knowledge in the field of projection radiography and tomography. They will be able, as a engineer, to understand, design, improve and maintain medical imaging devices.
      Contents of lectures Medical image properties. Imaging modalities in nuclear medicine and radiology: SPECT, PET (detectors and image reconstruction), CT (detectors and fan-beam geometry), MRI (Bloch equation and imaging equation), radiography, fluoroscopy and US (physics and imaging). Mathematical formulation of tomography. Transform methods: BP, FBP, etc. Algebraic reconstruction algorithms (MLEM, OSMLEM, etc.).
      Contents of exercises Practices in projection and tomographic imaging. Study research works.
      1. Medical Imaging Methods
      2. Principles of Computerized Tomographic Imaging, Avinash Kak, Malcolm Slaney, IEEE PRESS, 1988 (Original title)
      3. Physics for Medical Imaging by R.F. Farr (Author), P. J. Allisy-Roberts, Publisher: Bailliere Tindall (30 Sep 1996) (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      3 2
      Methods of teaching Lectures, practices and study research works
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 60
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
      Projects 40
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0