Course title:

Medical Imaging Systems

Primary programme:

Fizikus mérnök BSc

ECTS credits:

3

Course type:

elective

Number of lectures per week:

2

Number of practices per week:

0

Number of laboratory exercises per week:

0

Further knowledge transfer methods:

Grading:

Coursework grade

Special grading methods:

tests, essay

Semester:

6

Prerequisites:

Modern Physics, Measurement Techniques

Responsible lecturer:

Dr. Dávid Légrády, associate professor, PhD

Lecturers and instructors:

Course description:

The concept of the image and its mathematical description. Mathematical and physical discussion of image characteristics: contrast, geometric resolution, noise, detection quantum efficiency, modulation transfer function, signal-to-noise ratio. Imaging methods: transmission, emission and excitation techniques. Imaging with gamma photons. Gamma radiation sources. Projection radiography: stages of imaging and mathematical modelling. Parameters of conventional film-based and electronic systems. Transmission tomography: measurement of projections and review of reconstruction algorithms (analytical-algebraic and model-based). Factors influencing the image characteristics. Emission tomography: SPECT and PET. Overview of scanning and emission image reconstruction algorithms. Factors influencing the image characteristics. Nuclear medicine. Physics and techniques of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Ultrasound imaging procedures. Comparative complex evaluation of imaging procedures.

Reading materials:

Dove: Physics of medical imaging , ISBN 978-1402056505
C.L.Epstein: The mathematics of medical imaging, ISBN 978-3319226644
A. Kak: Principles of computerized tomographic imaging ISBN 978-0879421984

List of competences:

Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.