Medical Imaging Systems (7ΕΒ13)
Instructor : Konstantinos Delimpasis
Assistant : Kottari Konstantina
Course typeElective
Semester7
TermFall Semester
ECTS5
Teaching hours3
Laboratory hours
Description
Introduction to medical imaging. Elements of digital image processing. Principles of tomographic imaging, emission and transmission tomography, image reconstruction techniques. X-ray computer assisted tomography (CT): Xray production, CT systems, clinical applications, security aspects. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR): physical principles, pulse sequences, relaxation processes, data acquisition and image reconstruction techniques, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems, security aspects. Single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET): physical principles, radioisotope production, radiation detection, image reconstruction algorithms, clinical applications, security aspects. Diagnostic ultrasound: physical principles, ultrasound generation and detection, imaging techniques, clinical applications.
Course objectives
  • Acquiring knowledge of basic nuclear physics, wave mechanics and quantum mechanics.
  • Comprehension of the physical principles of main imaging methods, their limitations and applications.
  • Understanding of the main mathematical tools for image formation and tomographic reconstruction.
  • Acquiring skills to implement simulations using Matlab.
  • Applying knowledge, concepts and methods from mathematics, physics and processing and analysis of signals and images to the issues of medical imaging.
Textbooks/Bibliography
  • Ιατρικά Απεικονιστικά Συστήματα, Κουτσούρης Διονύσης - Δημήτρης,Νικήτα Κωνσταντίνα Σ.,Παυλόπουλος Σωτήρης Α., ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε., 1η έκδ./2005, ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ, 18548991
  • Τεχνολογία Απεικονιστικών Συστημάτων, Δημάκης Πολίτης, Πάνου Θεόδωρος, ΒΗΤΑ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΜΕΠΕ, 1η έκδοση /2011, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 13004245
  • A. Kak, M. Slaney, Principles of computerized tomographic imaging.
  • J. Bushberg, J. Seibert, E. Leidholdt Jr., J. Boone: The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, Third Edition, LWW, 2011
  • N. B. Smith, A. Webb: Introduction to Medical Imaging: Physics, Engineering and Clinical Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2010
  • William R. Hendee, E. Russell Ritenour, Medical Imaging Physics, JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC
Assessment method
Grades based on written examinations at the end of the semester and submitted essays
Course material
http://eclass.uth.gr/eclass/courses/DIB164/