The aim is to teach the student different imaging modalities and analysis techniques with emphasis on their advantages but also on the disadvantages. After this course, the student should be able to discuss the best choice of imaging modality (or combination of modalities) for a given biomedical problem as well as the different steps in the image analysis.
The student has obtained a credit for the course "medische beeldvorming en -analyse" (or an equivalent course).
You should not indicate these choices in your ISP, but these should go through the choice program of the Faculty. More info on this will followduring the first week of the academic year. The final allotment of these courses will be done by the Faculty and announced on Toledo. The maximum number of students that can participate per research track is 20. Students from other faculties who wish to take one of the subjoined courses should submit a request at Anouk Desmet.
Only when the maximum number of students per research track has not been reached, students are permitted.
Advanced study of the different imaging modalities on the basis of applications mainly in the field of cardiology and neurosciences.
Image analysis: segmentation and registration techniques.
Imaging in small animals.
Diffusion and perfusion imaging with MRI.
Quantification of physiological and metabolic processes using PET.
Articles and literature
Toledo / e-platform
Order of Enrolment
You may only take this course if you comply with the prerequisites. Prerequisites can be strict or flexible, or can imply simultaneity. A degree level can be also be a prerequisite.
STRICT: You may only take this course if you have passed or applied tolerance for the courses for which this condition is set.
FLEXIBEL: You may only take this course if you have previously taken the courses for which this condition is set.
SIMULTANEOUS: You may only take this course if you also take the courses for which this condition is set (or have taken them previously).
DEGREE: You may only take this course if you have obtained this degree level.
The codes of the course units mentioned above correspond to the following course descriptions:
This course unit is a prerequisite for taking the following course units:
E05N1A : Hot Topics in Medical Imaging I
E05N2A : Hot Topics in Medical Imaging II
Is also included in other courses
This course is the extension of the course medische beeldvorming en analyse.
The content of this academic year will be:
- Introduction and overview
- Applications in cardiac imaging
- Applications in neuro imaging
- Basics of image analysis
- Image segmentation
- Applications in diffusion/perfusion imaging
- Image registration
- Small animal imaging
- Quantification in PET and SPECT
The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with different modalities, acqusition issues and analysis techniques. For a specific biomedical problem, the student should be able to advice on the most suitable modality and to contribute to acquisition issues. Furthermore, the student should be able to identify the different steps in the analysis of the data.
Description of learning activities
Using review articles and/or starting from a biomedical problem, the choice of the modality, acquisition issues and image analysis techniques will be discussed. We expect an active participation of the student during the lectures.
Recent review articles and presentation slides.
Starting from a biomedical problem, the student has to advice about the choice of techniques, acquisition issues and data processing.
Attendance of the lectures
It is strongly advised that students attend the lectures.
Third examination period
The evaluation during the third exam period is the same as above.