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BEAM33ZSL Medical Imaging Systems
Roles:P Extent of teaching:2P+2C
Department:13133 Language of teaching:EN
Guarantors:Kybic J. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Holaj R., Kybic J., Petr J., Sopczak A. Credits:6
Tutors:Anýž J., Kybic J., Šanda J. Semester:L

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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
MEBIO2_2018 Medical Instrumentation P 2
MEBIO1_2018 Bioinformatics P 2
MEBIO4_2018 Signal Processing P 2
MEBIO3_2018 Image Processing P 2

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