Since the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895, imaging techniques have become an invaluable part of science and medicine. Today, they have become an indispensable key technology in modern biomedicine. Standard imaging techniques include classical X-ray projection imaging and computed tomography (CT), introduced in the 1970s, as well as imaging techniques that use radioactive tracer molecules.
The objective of this course is to introduce the physical principles, basic properties, and technical concepts of these systems as they are applied today in medicine and physics. Applications and recent developments will be presented and will serve to deepen the understanding of this area of imaging science. The focus of this course is on imaging systems that use ionizing radiation. It is intended for master's students in medical photonics, physics, materials science, and medical or other students with an interest in biomedical imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation.
- Oppelt, Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Technical Solutions and Applications for Systems Applying Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound, Publicis, 2nd edition, 2006;
- P. Suetens, Fundamentals of Medical Imaging, Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition, 2009;
- W.R. Hendee, E.R. Ritenour, Medical Imaging Physics, Wiley-Liss, 4th edition, 2002.