450-4008 – Diagnostic Instruments in Medicine (LDP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Marek Penhaker, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
450-4008/01 2010/2011 2010/2011 5
450-4008/02 2010/2011 4
450-4008/03 2015/2016 4
450-4008/04 2019/2020 4
450-4008/05 2019/2020 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide detailed information on medical diagnostic instruments, their activities, their design, their relationship with the legislation governing their use. Learning outcomes of the course unit The student acquires knowledge about medical diagnostic devices and devices including classification in individual diagnostic methods. The acquired knowledge and skills in this subject form the basic prerequisite of knowledge of biomedical engineer.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


In the course the students are familiarized and practically verify the principles of measurement and processing of biological signals using medical diagnostic instrumentation. The principles of sensing, operation and construction of instrumentation are discussed in more detail. The individual diagnostic methods were examined and the nature of the measuring devices, the description and elimination of the interfering effects of the measurement, including the relation to the valid legislation regulating their use, were discussed. Safety risks are explained using medical instrumentation and individual diagnostic methods.

Compulsory literature:

• BRONZINO, Joseph D. The biomedical engineering handbook. 3rd ed. Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 0849321239. • WEBSTER, John G., ed. Medical instrumentation: application and design. 3rd ed. S.l.: John Wiley, c1998. ISBN 0-471-15368-0.

Recommended literature:

• DAVID, Yadin. Clinical engineering. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2003. Principles and applications in engineering. ISBN 0849318130. • PEREZ, Reinaldo. Design of medical electronic devices. San Diego: Academic Press, c2002. ISBN 0125507119. • CARR, Joseph J. a John M. BROWN. Introduction to biomedical equipment technology. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c2001. ISBN 0130104922. • MACKAY, R. Stuart. Bio-medical telemetry; sensing and transmitting biological information from animals and man. New York: Wiley, 1968. • FRADEN, Jacob. AIP handbook of modern sensors: physics, designs and applications. 3rd print. New York: American Institute of Physics, 1995. AIP series in modern instrumentation and measurements in physics & engineering. ISBN 1-56396-108-3. • OLANSEN, Jon B. a Eric. ROSOW. Virtual bio-instrumentation: biomedical, clinical, and healthcare applications in LabVIEW. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN 0130652164. • DAVIM, J. Paulo, ed. The design and manufacture of medical devices. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2012. Woodhead Publishing reviews: mechanical engineering. ISBN 978-1-907568-72-5.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.