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Medical Imaging Techniques, Nuclear Medicine

Module ME0156

This Module is offered by Chair of Nuclear Medicine (Prof. Weber).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2019/20 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2019/20SS 20032002w

Basic Information

ME0156 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 30 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1. Basic concepts and basics of medical physics: Overview, physics of interaction between matter and energy, electromagnetic fields, ultrasound
2. Modern methods in diagnostic imaging
3. Image acquisition process (different types of detectors in radiology and nuclear medicine, imaging technique in MRI and Ultrasound)
4. Imaging & reconstruction (MRI , μCT , CT , PET, SPECT)
5. Clinical application of the different medical imaging systems (MR, CT, PET, SPECT, X-ray, Ultrasound)

Learning Outcome

Students will learn the current methods and applications in medical imaging. They will understand image acquisition concepts and the underlying technical and physical principles and if applicable image reconstruction. Furthermore, the medical use case of each modality will be determined.


Basics Lectures in Physics and Mathematics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module is based on a classic lecture with manuscript and student notes. To deepen the learned material hands-on demonstrations on the different modalities are part of the lecture. Initially the students can observe the use-case of the different imaging systems during the clinical routine. Additionally, experiments are conducted to deepen the understanding of the different systems and their functionality.


Medienform: Beamer-Präsentation. Die Präsentationsfolien und ergänzendes Lernmaterial werden in Moodle zur Verfügung gestellt


Nuklearmedizin: EANM Nuclear Medicine Guide (!/startscreen, iOS und Android App, Kapitel 7-17)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Die Modulprüfung besteht aus einer Klausur im Umfang von 90 Minuten, in der die Studierenden die Grundlagen der Medizinphysik, die Interaktion zwischen Energie und Materie, Prinzipien der diagnostischen Bildgebung in Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin einschließlich der Bildrekonstruktion sowie die klinischen Anwendungen der verschiedenen Bildgebungssysteme ohne Hilfsmittel abrufen und erinnern.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Medical Imaging Techniques, Nuclear Medicine
Mon, 2020-01-20, 14:00 till 15:30 Hörsaal D - KrdI till 2020-01-13
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