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Course descriptions

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

 


1. Prerequisites

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
  • French
  • English
Specific prerequisites for this course:

The student must have a sufficient mathematical and physical basic knowledge (Bachelor).




2. Learning outcomes

What are you considered to know/anticipate by pursuing this course?

 

  • You have insight in the interaction of radiation with matter and patients;
  • You have developed an insight in the physical principles of different imaging techniques and their practical use in modern imaging instrumentation; you are potentially able to describe these in your own words, recognize and formulate;
  • you have developed an insight in the reconstruction of different image modalities and the physical parameter which is being visualized (e.g. absorption, reflection, transmission, scattering, energy, radioactive decay, frequency shift, energy of nucleus in extern magnetic field, temperature,..); you are potentially able to describe these in your own words, recognize, formulate;
  • for each of the discussed imaging techniques you are able to describe the origin of the image intensities; you are able to explain why specific tissues are represented dark or bright in the images;
  • you have developed an insight how different imaging techniques can be used in a preclinical and a clinical context.

 





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 second part " Optical techniques" we discuss correctly 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.

2012-2013

 

Day

Hr

Room

Teacher

Subject

2

don 04/10/2012

8.30-12.45

D.S037

Marleen Verhoye

MRI1: signal, contrast  

3

woe 10/10/2012

8.30-12.45

D.R019

Marleen Verhoye

MRI2: imaging, instrumentation  

3

don 11/10/2012

8.30-12.45

D.S037

Marleen Verhoye

interaction X-ray with matter, technique RX, CT

4

don 18/10/2012

8.30-12.45

D.Q002

Johan Van Goethem

Advanced CT

8

woe 14/11/2012

8.30-11.30

BIL-scanner

Marleen Verhoye

pract BIL MRI group1

8

don 15/11/2012

8.30-12.45

D.R107

Marleen Verhoye

US1 sound wave & interaction, US technique s

9

din 20/11/2012

18.00-20.00

D.R107

Laurens Carp

theory PET/SPECT  

9

woe 21/11/2012

8.30-11.30

BIL-scanner

Marleen Verhoye

pract BIL MRI group 2

 

9

don 22/11/2012

8.45-12.45

UZA 2nd floor

room 2242

Jan Gielen

Advanced US + pract

9

don 22/11/2012

18.00-21.00

UZA, radiology

Johan Van Goethem

pract UZA MRI /CT group 1/2

10

din 27/11/2012

18.00-20.00

D.R107

Laurens Carp

theory PET/SPECT  

10

don 29/11/2012

18.00-21.00

UZA, radiology

Johan Van Goethem

pract UZA MRI /CT group 1/2

11

din 04/12/2012

17.00-20.00

UZA, nuclear medicin

Laurens Carp

pract PET/SPECT group 1

11

don 06/12/2012

18.00-21.00

UZA, radiology

Johan Van Goethem

pract UZA MRI /CT group 1/2

12

din 11/12/2012

17.00-20.00

UZA, nuclear medicin

Laurens Carp

pract PET/SPECT group 2

12

don 13/12/2012

18.00-21.00

UZA, radiology

Johan Van Goethem

pract UZA MRI /CT group 1/2

13

woe 19/12/2013

8.30-10.30

D.S038

Roger Dommisse

MR spectroscopie (1,5 hr)

 




4. Teaching method

Class contact teaching:
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory sessions

  • Personal work:
  • Assignments:Individually



  • 5. Assessment method and criteria

    Examination:
  • Oral with written preparation
  • Open-question

  • Written assignment:
  • Without oral presentation


  • 6. Study material

    Required reading

    Course documents

    An electronic version of the presentations can be downloaded from Blackboard. A print out of the presentations (2 hand-out/page) can be bought at the reprography of the University of Antwerp.

     

    websites



    Optional reading

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:

    The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:

     

    http://www.imaios.com/en/e-Courses/e-MRI (free registration!)

     

    Medical Imaging Physics, 4th ed. William R. Hendee, E. Russell Ritenour, ed. Wiley-Liss, 2002 , NY-ISBN 0-471-38226-4

     

    Fundamentals of Medical Imaging, Paul Suetens
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Bk&CD-Rom edition (March 2002)
    ISBN: 0521803624

     

    MRI From picture to proton, Donald W. McRobbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves , Martin R. Prince,

    Publisher: CambridgeUniversity Pres, ISBN 0-521-68384-X paperback

     

    Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 6th ed. Eric J. Hall, Amato J. Giacca

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006, ISBN 0781741513

     

    Medical Imaging, Signals and Systems, Jerry L. Prionce, Jonathan M. Links, Pearson Edudaction, ISBN 0-13-065353-5

     




    7. Contact information

    Dr. Marleen Verhoye
    Bio-Imaging Lab

    University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken (CDE)

    Universiteitsplein 1,

    building Uc, room 1.12
    B-2610 Antwerp (Wilrijk)
    Belgium
    Tel:       ++ 32 (0)3 2652786 

                ++ 32 (0)3 2652780
    email:
    Marleen.Verhoye@ua.ac.be

    http://webhost.ua.ac.be/biomag/

     

     

    Prof. dr. Johan Van Goethem
    Dienst Radiologie
    Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen

    Wilrijkstraat 10
    B2650 Edegem
    Belgium
    Tel:       ++ 32 (0)3 8213205

                ++ 32 (0)3 8213532 
    Fax.      ++ 32 (0)3 8214532

    email: johan.vangoethem@ua.ac.be

    http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=johan.vangoethem


    (+)last update: 25/09/2012 11:15 marleen.verhoye