Postgraduate Course: Biomedical Imaging Techniques (PGEE11039)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This module will provide an understanding of the full range of techniques in bio-imaging that form the cornerstone of medical diagnostic technologies. The scale ranging from whole-body imaging, down to the micro- and nano-scale imaging of cells and biomolecules, will be covered. The students will gain deep insights into the important factors in the engineering of bio-imaging systems. The introductory lectures will provide an outline of imaging principles; an overview of detectors and sources; and safety issues. Other lectures will cover: optical microscopy; nano-scale imaging (electron and atomic force microscopies); optical body imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; positron emission tomography; and ultrasound imaging. A common thread will be elucidation of how electronic principles are involved in the recording of images in biology and medicine.
Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
L1. Electromagnetic spectrum
L2. Interaction with the body
L3. Image contrast and formation
L6. X-rays and Computed Tomography (CT)
L7. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
L8. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
L10. Other body imaging techniques (PET, Doppler, thermal, terahertz)
L12. Microscopes and white light imaging
L13. Fluorescence imaging
L14. Advanced optical imaging (super-resolution and spectroscopic techniques)
L15. Nano-scale microscopy (Scanning Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy)
One per set of 5 lectures (i.e. 3 in total)
Two 1-hour practicals will cover confocal and CARS microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. Not for assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| A familiarity with the full range of current imaging techniques employed in both medical diagnostics and cutting-edge research. Knowledge of which physical properties are sensed, how they are recorded and converted into images, and the origin of contrast within images. An understanding of how electronics are used in the acquisition of signals which are mapped into images. A comprehension of relevant optical principles, and engineering of complete optical imaging systems. Familiarity with safety issues, damage to cells and tissue, and acceptable doses. Exposure to cutting-edge research in imaging techniques.
Book and internet resource list on pages 4-5 of lecture notes (part A).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Atomic force microscopy, confocal microscopy, Electromagnetic spectrum, fluorescence microscopy, mag
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Downes
Tel: (0131 6)50 5660
|Course secretary||Mrs Sharon Potter
Tel: (0131 6)50 7701