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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 SS 2003

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

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2019/20SS 2003WS 2002/3

Basic Information

ME0156 is a semester module in English language at which is offered every semester.

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

  • Focus Area Imaging in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h  h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


1. Basic concepts and fundamentals of medical physics: overview, physics of the interaction between energy and matter, EM fields, ultrasound
2. Modern methods in diagnostic medical imaging
3. Imaging technique (various types of detectors in radiology and nuclear medicine, imaging technique in MRI and ultrasound)
4. Tomography & Reconstruction (MRI, μCT, CT, SPECT, PET)
5. Clinical applications of various clinical and pre-clinical imaging systems (MRI, CT, SPECT, PET, X-ray, Ultrasound)

Learning Outcome

The students are familiar with the current procedures and fields of application of medical imaging. They understand the necessary image acquisition technique and their technical and physical fundamentals as well as the image formation process. Furthermore, from a medical point of view, students understand the application of the different imaging systems.


Basics Lectures in Physics and Mathematics

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

With the help of a beamer presentation, the basics of medical imaging are presented and their practical relevance is demonstrated by means of examples. Attention is paid to immediate student feedback and direct interaction between students and speakers.


Presentation slides and supplementary learning material are provided in Moodle


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

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The module exam consists of a 90-minute written exam in which students will be tested for basics of medical physics, the interaction between energy and matter, principles of diagnostic imaging in radiology and nuclear medicine, including image reconstruction, and the clinical applications of the various imaging systems without tools.

Exam Repetition

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

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