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Course module: 8DB00
Image acquisition and processing
Course info
Course module8DB00
Credits (ECTS)5
Category2 (Deepening)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Medical image analysis;
Is part of
Biomedical Engineering
Pre-master program Biomedical Engineering
Contact personprof.dr. J.P.W. Pluim
Lecturer R.G.P. Lopata
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Responsible lecturer
prof.dr. J.P.W. Pluim
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Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. J.P.W. Pluim
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Lecturer A.J.E. Raaijmakers
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Academic year2017
4  (23/04/2018 to 08/07/2018)
Starting block
TimeslotE: E - Mo 9-10, Tu 5-8, Th 1-4
Course mode
Registration openfrom 15/11/2017 up to and including 25/03/2018
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
Basic understanding of most important medical imaging modalities and the most important image analysis procedures.
On the one hand the lecture series will explain the principles underlying the following medical imaging techniques: (a) ultrasound; (b) ionising radiation; (c) radiography; (d) computed tomography; (e) nuclear imaging (scintigraphy, SPECT, PET); (f) magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, the following image analysis concepts will be introduced: filtering techniques (e.g., for noise removal); enhancement procedures (e.g., to enhance edges in an image); morphological operations; and segmentation techniques. These operations allow us to extract information at a higher level, for example, objects. After that we can make measurements from the images, such as the size of an organ or the dimensions of the lumen of a blood vessel.
Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
Assumed previous knowledge
• 2WBB0 - Calculus variant B
Previous knowledge can be gained by
Resources for self study
Short promotional description of the course
Imaging speelt een belangrijke rol bij het vaststellen van de diagnose van ziekten en bij het bepalen van de meest optimale behandeling daarvan. . Dit vak behandelt de twee aspecten van imaging: beeldvorming en beeldverwerking. De helft van de In het eerste deel van het colleges worden richt zich op de principes van de belangrijkste beeldvormende technieken behandeld. In de andere helft van de colleges het tweede deel worden de grondbeginselen van de beeldverwerkingsoperaties uitgelegd, die op medische beelden kunnen worden toegepast en die in de dagelijkse praktijk veel worden gebruikt.
Short promotional description of the course
Imaging plays an important role in diagnosing a wide variety of diseases and in determining the most optimal treatment. This course covers the two main aspects of imaging: image acquisition and image processing. Half of the lectures will focus on In the first part of this lecture series, the principles underlying the most important medical imaging techniques are explained. The second part of the courseother half are is devoted to the most important approaches for the analysis of medical images as these are often employed in clinical practice.
Required materials
Recommended materials
Fundamentals of Medical Imaging (2nd edition) (Paul Suetens) (strongly recommended)
Additional course materials will be made available on Canvas.
Instructional modes
Guided selfstudy




Written examination
Test weight100
Minimum grade-
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 4, Block I
Test duration in minutes-



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