Medical Imaging Systems (7ΕΒ13)
Instructor : Konstantinos Delimpasis
Assistant : Kottari Konstantina
Course typeElective
TermFall Semester
Teaching hours3
Laboratory hours
Introduction to medical imaging. Elements of digital image processing. Principles of tomographic imaging, emission and transmission tomography, image reconstruction techniques. X-ray computer assisted tomography (CT): Xray production, CT systems, clinical applications, security aspects. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR): physical principles, pulse sequences, relaxation processes, data acquisition and image reconstruction techniques, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems, security aspects. Single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET): physical principles, radioisotope production, radiation detection, image reconstruction algorithms, clinical applications, security aspects. Diagnostic ultrasound: physical principles, ultrasound generation and detection, imaging techniques, clinical applications.
Course objectives
  • Acquiring knowledge of basic nuclear physics, wave mechanics and quantum mechanics.
  • Comprehension of the physical principles of main imaging methods, their limitations and applications.
  • Understanding of the main mathematical tools for image formation and tomographic reconstruction.
  • Acquiring skills to implement simulations using Matlab.
  • Applying knowledge, concepts and methods from mathematics, physics and processing and analysis of signals and images to the issues of medical imaging.
  • Ιατρικά Απεικονιστικά Συστήματα, Κουτσούρης Διονύσης - Δημήτρης,Νικήτα Κωνσταντίνα Σ.,Παυλόπουλος Σωτήρης Α., ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε., 1η έκδ./2005, ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ, 18548991
  • Τεχνολογία Απεικονιστικών Συστημάτων, Δημάκης Πολίτης, Πάνου Θεόδωρος, ΒΗΤΑ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΜΕΠΕ, 1η έκδοση /2011, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 13004245
  • A. Kak, M. Slaney, Principles of computerized tomographic imaging.
  • J. Bushberg, J. Seibert, E. Leidholdt Jr., J. Boone: The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, Third Edition, LWW, 2011
  • N. B. Smith, A. Webb: Introduction to Medical Imaging: Physics, Engineering and Clinical Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2010
  • William R. Hendee, E. Russell Ritenour, Medical Imaging Physics, JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC
Assessment method
Grades based on written examinations at the end of the semester and submitted essays
Course material