Postgraduate Studies in Advanced Medical Imaging
EducationThis postgraduate programme is intended to provide an education in medical imaging, focussing on obtaining a thorough overview of existing imaging modalities and approaches towards imaging pathology. The intention is not to provide a detailed study of one particular modality but merely to give an overview of strengths and disadvantages of individual techniques to stimulate the students to have a personal and critical view on the field. They will be encouraged to think interdisciplinary, with a focus on the clinical or research question rather than on a specific imaging modality.
The programme will provide an optimal specialized education in medical imaging and an introduction in imaging research in a clinical environment. It provides an ideal basis for research with the intention to obtain a PhD degree in medical imaging. The programme does NOT intend to educate medical specialists in clinical radiology or any other medical specialty.
The programme is organised by the Faculty of Medicine.
Url of the programme
Duration of the programme
1 academic year (fulltime) or 2 years (part-time)
500 euro for the programma + central registration fee KU Leuven (~65 euro)
ProfileThis programme is intended as a postgraduate course in advanced medical imaging and is thought in English. This implies that the admission requirements are:
- having a master's degree in a relevant specialty providing either a solid background in medicine or a thorough understanding of the physical principles underlying imaging modalities;
- having a basic knowledge in medical imaging or be willing to acquire this knowledge by self-study;
- submit evidence of sufficient proficiency in English.
ObjectivesThis programme is intended to provide an education in medical imaging, focussed on obtaining a thorough overview of the different imaging modalities and the use of multimodal imaging in a clinical/biomedical setting. The student will learn to think interdisciplinary, with a focus on the clinical or research question rather than on a specific imaging modality.
During the study, the student will develop a critical scientific attitude, will learn to study scientific literature and will work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers.
The final aim of the programme is to provide a solid basis for performing research using medical imaging.
At the end of the programme, the student will:
- understand the basics of medical imaging. This includes the principles of the most common imaging modalities, ranging from physical principles underlying the technique, to image reconstruction and formation to how the resulting image characteristics as they are linked to the biological systems under investigation.
- understand the use of medical imaging in a clinical/biomedical environment and understand the different properties of the images and their complementarities for clinical/biomedical use.
- be able to approach and perform research in a selected field of medical imaging. This includes acquiring, handling and analysing medical images, learning how to interpret the results and to report them in a scientific paper.
After graduationProfessional career after graduation:
- starting a PhD;
- imaging expert in a hospital;
- imaging expert in a company.
SpotlightLimited number of students which gives us the opportunity to guide them individually.
Strong link with the Medical Imaging Research Center located within the university hospital.
Naam: Prof. dr. Patrick Dupont
Contactpersoon voor de opleiding:
Naam: Prof. dr. Patrick Dupont
Telefoon: +32 16 34 90 19