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A6M33ZSL Medical Imaging Systems Extent of teaching:2+2c
Guarantors:Kybic J. Roles:PO,F Language of
Teachers:Kybic J. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13133 Credits:5 Semester:L


The course covers the principles, design and properties of currently used medical imaging devices. We shall deal with 2D microscopic, X-ray and ultrasound imaging systems, including advanced topics such as Doppler ultrasound. We will also study tomographic (3D) imaging systems: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including functional MRI (fMRI) and nuclear imaging methods (PET,SPECT). For more information see

Study targets:

To become acquainted with currently used medical imaging techniques, especially microscopy, X-ray imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and microscopy. To understand their physical principles.

Course outlines:

1. Microscopy
2. Multimodal image registration
3. X-rays
4. Computed tomography
5. Ultrasound
6. Ultrasound II
7. (Easter, no lecture)
8. Physics of MRI
9. MRI imaging
10. MRI hardware
11. MRI applications
12. Functional brain imaging, fMRI
14. Other imaging techniques

Exercises outline:

Theoretical and practical examples of the imaging modalities presented in the lectures.


[1] Cho, Z.H., Jones, J.P., Singh, M.: Foundations of Medical Imaging. John Wiley&Sons, Inc., New York 1993
[2] Ed. S Webb The Physics of Medical Imaging. Bristol: Institute of Physics Publishing (IoP). 1988
[3] Bronzino, J. D. The Biomedical Engineering Handbook. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 1995
[4] Webb A., Introduction to Biomedical Imaging. IEEE press.2003
[5] Sonka M., Fitzpatrick J. M., Handbook of Medical Imaging, vol.2. SPIE Press, 2000


The knowledge of the principles of geometrical optics, Fourier transform, basic knowledge of signal and image processing, acoustics, physics of electromagnetic fields and radioactive decay.



medical imaging, microscopy, X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission tomography (SPECT), ultrasound.

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MTR01 Telecommunications and Radio-engineering F
MTR05 Telecommunications and Radio-engineering F
MTR04 Telecommunications and Radio-engineering F
MTR03 Telecommunications and Radio-engineering F
MTR02 Telecommunications and Radio-engineering F
MSE04 Power Electrical Engineering F
MSE03 Power Electrical Engineering F
MSE02 Power Electrical Engineering F
MEL03 Electronics F
MEL02 Electronics F
MEK02 Economics and Management of Electrical Engineering and Power Engineering F
MBI Biomedical Engineering F
MEK01 Economics and Management of Electrical Engineering and Power Engineering F
MEL01 Electronics F
MSE01 Power Electrical Engineering F
MPBIO2 Biomedical Engineering PO 2

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