This course covers the physical principles of major in vivo bio-imaging modalities, i.e., ultrasound, computed tomography, emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. We will show how existing physical principles transcend into bio-imaging and establish an important link into life sciences, illustrating the contributions physics can make to life sciences.
In the lectures, practical examples will be shown to illustrate the respective imaging modality, its use, premise and limitations, and biological safety will be touched upon.
The student will develop a good understanding of the mechanisms leading to tissue contrast of the bio-imaging modalities covered in this course, including the inner workings of the scanner and how they define the range of possible biomedical applications.
Based on this course, the student will be able to judge which imaging modality is adequate for specific life science needs and to understand the limits and promises of each modality.
The course was live broadcast in 2014 (and partially in 2015), using google+ hangout on air, the videos are available also on our dedicated youtube channel, FundBioImag. The links to the recorded courses are provided on this site in the content description of the respective week.