*)N.B. if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.
To acquire a theoretical and practical training in the area of Instrumentation for Medical Imaging with particular emphasis on physical principles in obtaining the various types of medical imaging, in the principle of operation of instruments and techniques of image acquisition. Integration of basic knowledge to understand and relate the type of information that an imaging technique can provide, the physical principles on which it is based and on the instrumentation they use. Acquiring familiarity with medical imaging techniques commonly used. Ability to search and use the bibliography as well as other sources of information relevant to the research or technological development.
I - X-ray Imaging (Radiology Techniques)
II - radionuclide imaging (nuclear medicine techniques).
III-imaging techniques by ultrasound.
IV - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Radiation in Biomedicine; Quantum Physics
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence in information management; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice; . Knowledge of a foreign language; . Competence in understanding the language of other specialists; . Quality concerns; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; . Research skills; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Sseminar or study visit
Laboratory or field work
Bibliography of reference
S. Webb (ed.), The physics of Medical Imaging, IOP, 1998.
J. J. Carr, J. M. Brown, Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology, Prentice Hall, 1998
L.A. Geddes and L.E. Baker, Principles of applied biomedical instrumentation, Wiley, New York 1989.
Medical imaging physics, Hendee WR e Ritenou ER , Wiley-Liss, 4th ed., 2002.
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Thomas L. Szabo., Elsevier Academic Press, 2004
MRI, basic principles and applications, M. A. Brown and R.C. Semelka , Wiley-Liss,Hoboken, N.J., 2003
Artigos científicos de revisão seleccionados pelo professor.
Lectures on physical principles they are based on the techniques and systems of acquisition. Visits to the hospitals, private clinics and research laboratories where demonstrations might occur (with the participation of students) and with techniques and equipment that was subject of study.
Acesso (com apoio técnico local) a sistemas de imagiologia médica existente em Hospitais, Clínicas ou Laboratórios para demonstrações e se possível com participação activa dos alunos na utilização desse equipamento