To give the students a good knowledge of the physical principles and clinical applications of the main techniques for Medical Imaging, with special incidence on Magnetic Resonance.
Ricardo Nuno Pereira Verga e Afonso Vigário
Weekly - 4
Total - 56
Medical Imaging Methods
"MRI. From Picture to Proton" Donald W. Robbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves, Martin R. Prince. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004.
"Magnetic Resonance in Medicine" Peter Rinck. Blackwell Science, Berlin, 2001.
"An Introduction to the Principles of Medical Imaging" Chris Guy and Dominic Ffytche. Imperial College Press, London, 2000
"Medical Physics: Imaging" Jean Pope. Heinmann Educational Publishers, Oxford, 1999
"Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering" BH Brown, RH Smallwood, DC Barber, PV Lawford and SD Hose. Institute of Physics Publishin, Bristol, 1999.
"Introduction to Biomedical Engineering" John Enderle, Susan Blanchard and Joseph Bronzino. Academic Press, SanDiego, 2000.
[Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the theory lectures will be carried out remotely. The first few lectures will be live, whereas the following ones (the majority) will be also remotely held]
The course has lectures complemented by practical classes of the basic principles of the technique of Magnetic Resonance, image examples, discussion of some concrete clinical images and medical imaging processing.
[Pending on changes, resulting from the Covid-19 pandemics, the evaluation will follow that of the previous year]
Assessment with two components:
– Practical/frequency: 1 report, corresponding to the a practical assignments (frequency attained if mean > 9.5).
– Theoretical: 3 tests, carried out throughout the semestre & 1 individual assignment. (to pass, both parts of this evaluation need to be > 9.5)
The final grade will be calculated using the formula:
(Final grade) = (tests)x0.5 + (individual assignment)x0.3 + (frequency)x0.2
A. Medical Image and Digital Image.
B. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1. Basic Physics and Mathematics concepts. 2. Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 3. Biological principles of the MR parameters. 4. Imagem formation adn k space. 5. Fast images. 6. Image characteristics and contrast factors. 7. Contrast agents. 8. Angiography and Cardia Imaging 9. Advanced techniques of: – Diffusion, Perfusion, Functional imaging. 10. Spectroscopy 11. Image processing adn quantitative imaging. 12. Artifacts 13. Instrumentation 14. Security and Biological effects of MRI.
C. Comparasion and clinical applications of the various techniques.