Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Departamento de Física
Teacher in charge
Mário António Basto Forjaz Secca
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.
Medical Imaging Methods
X-Rays (Physical principles; interaction of X-rays with biological tissues; imaging techniques; Biological effects of X-rays; Clinical applications of X-rays). CT (Physical principles; imaging techniques; Biological effects of CT; Clinical applications of CT). Digital Angiography (Physical principles; interaction of Digital Angiography with contrast agents; imaging techniques; Biological effects of Digital Angiography; Clinical applications of Digital Angiography). Ultrasound Imaging (Physical principles; interaction of ultrasounds with biological tissues; imaging techniques; Biological effects of ultra-sons; Clinical applications of ultra-sons). Magnetic Resonance (Physical principles; biological principles of relaxation times and other MR parameters; Advanced Techniques of MRI: Angiography, Diffusion, Perfusion, Cardiac imaging, Functional imaging, Spectroscopy; Biological effects of MRI).
"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.
The course has lectures complemented by practical examples and medical imaging processing.
Assessment in two phases:
– Practical assessment during the last week of teaching.
– Theoretical assessment through an exam with questions covering the material presented in the lectures.
The final grade will be calculated using 30% of the practical assessment grade and 70% of the exam grade.