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Biomedical imaging techniques

Course Code :2001WETBBT
Study domain:Biomedical Sciences
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:55
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Marleen Verhoye
Joris Dirckx
Johan Van Goethem

3. Course contents *

The course discusses the physical principles, image reconstruction and clinical & preclinical applications of the different biomedical imaging modalities:

  1. interaction of radiation with matter
  2. X-ray imaging and CT-scan: instrumentation,  interaction of X-radiation with matter and patients, possibilities of imaging, image reconstruction, artefacts
  3. Echography with ultrasound: instrumentation, interaction US wave with matter, possibilities of imaging (A,B,M-mode-real time), Doppler ultrasound
  4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging: instrumentation, origin of the MR signal, image contrast, image reconstruction
  5. Radionuclide imaging: scintigraphy, SPECT and PET, radioactivity and detectors

During the practical demonstrations (MRI,CT,US,PET), students will be introduced to the operation of the different imaging modalities being used for biomedical imaging and research on laboratory animals and patients.

In the part " Optical techniques" we discuss correct use and types of optical microscopes. The rays and application possibilities of among other things the compound microscope, phase contrast microscope, dark field microscope, fluorescence microscope and confocal laser scanning microscope are treated. Lab demonstrations - under form of capita selecta - show some modern optical measure techniques which are used in medical imaging.

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