Introduction to Biological Imaging
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 2012/3 (current)
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 2012/3||SS 2012|
ME562 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter 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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||60 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- name and understand physical and hardware components of all major imaging techniques,
- understand wave propagation in tissues for non-diffracted and diffracted sources,
- apply principles of forward modelling and inversion / image reconstruction,
- conduct own inversion programming in Matlab,
- understand application regimes of anatomical, functional and molecular imaging, and
- identify emerging, next generation imaging technologies.
(corresponding modules: Linear Algebra (EI) [MA9409], Analysis 3 [MA9413] , Signal Theory [EI00330]).
Knowledge in Matlab is also helpful but not required.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Introduction to Biological Imaging||Karampinos, D. Ntziachristos, V.||
|UE||1||Exercises for Introduction to Biological Imaging||Ntziachristos, V.||
singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
- "paper" publications
- the students solve exercises on mostly provided computers with suitable software (Matlab)
- Ntziachristos, Vasilis, Anne Leroy-Willig, and Bertrand Tavitian, eds. Textbook of in vivo Imaging in Vertebrates. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
- Kak, A. C., and M. Slaney. "Principles of computerized tomography (piscataway, nj: Ieee)." (1987).
Description of exams and course work
Here, the competencies gained through this module will be tested. For example, it will be tested, if the physical components of all major imaging techniques can be named and are understood, if wave propagation in tissues for non-diffracted and diffracted sources is understood, if the principles of forward modelling and inversion / image reconstruction can be applied, if own inversion programming in Matlab can be conducted etc.
The answers need to be given in own words as well as by ticking given multiple choice questions.
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.
|Introduction to Biological Imaging|
|Wed, 2021-03-10, 10:00 till 12:30||till 2021-03-09|