Advanced Basis of Medical Imaging


The general purposes of the course are: to obtain a set of methodologies and knowledges that allow students to optimize the diagnostic and treatment of their patients and to be acquainted with the current modus operandi of imaging specialties. Also it should be provided a correlation of the individual evaluation with the social context of health care

Moreover it is important to provide the student with the capacity to innovate and to develop new methods of morphological and functional diagnosis and prevention.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof. Doutor Rui Mateus Marques


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 Primer of Diagnostic Imaging 6th ed. Harisinghani, Chen, Weissleder, Wittenberg, Elsevier, 2018.
 AMSER National Medical Student Curriculum in Radiology:
 Albert Einstein radiology education site (
 Radiation exposure from medical diagnostic imaging procedures.
 ACR appropriateness criteria
 Imaging sites in Portuguese Language: See lectures and practical included on site. 
 Imaging sites in foreign language: .
 Clinical Nuclear Medicine. Biersack H-J and Freeman L M (eds). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York. 2007.

Teaching method

The teaching service is combination of lectures and practical classes, total of 60 hours. Each class will have a main subject with presentation of summary and theoretical prelude and ending with practical cases, clarification of doubts. A synthesis of most important topics and questions or issues raised by the students will be clarified.

Due to setbacks related to Coivid-19 pandemics, lectures may happen in two scenarios:
1- Leaning by b-learning (blended-learning- with e-learning sessions, associated with “face-to-face” sessions.
2- Full e-learning teaching.

Teaching subjects: Introduction and physical basis and semiology of ultrasound, MR and CT, thorax, abdomen, pelvis/women´s pathology, neuroimaging, head and neck, musculoskeletal, vascular, intervention , emergency pediatrics, nuclear medicine, oncology, functional imaging and new developments.

Evaluation method

In the 13th to 15th week of classes, there will be an oral test (weight 50% of the final classification), with a presentation of team work.

Final exam-  written test with 25 questions, multiple choice and open answer/interpretation questions, in QuizOne. Contribution of 50% to final grade.

Subject matter

Physical basis of Radiation, Legislation of Imaging in Portugal, Dose Radiation of commonest studies. Semiology.
Osteoarticular, Abdominal and Thoracic Imaging
Nuclear Medicine
Women´s Imaging and Pelvis, Emergency Radiology
Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Imaging
Interventional and Vascular Imaging
Oncology;  Functional Imaging and New Developments.
Pediatrics; Viscera of the neck / neck infrahyoid.


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