450-2069/02 – Imaging Technology in Medicine (ZTL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRY0006 Ing. Iveta Bryjová
CER275 doc. Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be able to define different types of imaging systems in medicine and the differences between mini. They will be able to describe and explain the principles of these imaging methods in medicine.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The goal of course is an explanation of the basics of imaging methods used in medical diagnostics without the need for deep knowledge of mathematics and physics. Students will be acquainted with the basics of X-rays, methods of computer tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, PET and SPECT. The subject is focused on basic principles and approaches.

Compulsory literature:

WEBB, Andrew R. Introduction to biomedical imaging. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, c2003. ISBN 0471237663.

Recommended literature:

SUETENS, Paul. Fundamentals of medical imaging. 2. ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780511596803. EDITOR, Alexander C. Mamourian a Harold Litt .. [et al.]. CONTRIBUTORS. CT imaging: practical physics, artifacts, and pitfalls. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 9780199782604. VOLLMER, Michael a Klaus-Peter MÖLLMANN. Infrared thermal imaging: fundamentals, research and applications. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, c2010. ISBN 3-527-40717-0. [ED.: SIEMANS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT a BERLIN UND MÜNCHEN]. ED. BY ARNULF OPPELT. Imaging systems for medical diagnostics fundamentals, technical solutions and applications for systems applying ionizing radiation, nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasound. [2. ed.]. Erlangen: Publicis Corp. Publ, 2005. ISBN 3895782262.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Protocols from laboratory exercises. Semestral project. Compulsory attendance at lessons of at least 80% of the lessons taught. Writtent test on calculation exercises. Written and oral exam.


Other requirements

Prerequisite subject is subject Medical Instrumentation 2


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
450-2068 LPT 2 Medical Instrumentation 2 Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Introduction, lecture curriculum, conditions of credit and examination, recommended literature, overview of medical imaging modalities according to physical principles, classification of imaging methods. 2. Parameters and transmission properties of imaging systems 3. Television imaging and imaging systems, microscopic imaging systems, 3D scanners. 4. Thermographic systems in medicine. Infrared thermography, basic physical principle, detectors, basic components of thermographic camera, application of thermal imaging systems in medical diagnostics. 5. Ultrasound imaging systems I. Basic principles of ultrasound, application principle for medical diagnostics of structure and movement. 6. Ultrasonic Imaging Systems II. imaging modes, contrast agents, safety risks of ultrasound methods. 7. X-ray radiation. History and present of X-ray methods, X-ray radiation, interaction with matter, X-ray sources, X-ray design, X-ray detection, contrasting methods, ALARA principle. 8. Computational tomography I. History, relevant physical quantities and their units, reconstruction principles, principle ALARA, legislation. 9. Computed tomography II. Components of CT Devices, Generation of CT Devices 10. Magnetic resonance I. Physical principle of nuclear magnetic resonance phenomena and its application for imaging; basic, gradient and radiofrequency fields; relaxation times T1 and T2. 11. Magnetic Resonance II. MR scanner structural elements, basic sequences, contrast agents, safety risks MR methods. 12. Nuclear medicine imaging systems - principles, relevant quantities and their units, PET and SPECT scanner design, radiopharmaceuticals, hybrid systems, radioactive material handling, patient and staff risks, legislation. 13. Qualitative analysis of image outputs of imaging methods - assessment criteria, possibilities of image quality, acquisition conditions. 14. Patient Picture Documentation - Architecture, Security and Transport in NIS, RIS; archiving system PACS, e-PACS; data exchange and data sharing standards: HL7, DICOM, NCPDP. Labs 1. Infrared camera measurements. 2. Radiation detectors and X-ray detectors. 3. Basic physical principles of ultrasound - numerical exercises. Practical exercises at the Mindray M7 ultrasonographer (conventional imaging, display modes) 5. Demonstration of Radon Transformation. 6. Working with DICOM Viewer, viewing and analyzing DICOM images 7. written exam and prsentation of projects.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45 (45) 25
                Protokoly z laboratorních prací Laboratory work 21  11
                Semestrální projekt Semestral project 24  12
        Examination Examination 55 (55) 30
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 40  20
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 15  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Attendance at seminars is at least 80%. Protocols from laboratory exercises. Completed and presented semestral project. Written and oral exam.

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