BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND BIOIMAGING

BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION AND BIOIMAGING

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Code
80557
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8725 Bioengineering (LM-21) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Bioengineering)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The recent development in the Biomedical Diagnostic Instrumentation, therapy and rehabilitation and its diffusion in many areas of clinical practice, pose a significant challenge to bioengineering teachers called to prepare figures professionals able to operate effectively in development, design, production and technical management of biomedical equipment.
The multiplicity and variety of arguments do not allow being treated with the necessary deepening in a single course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Theoretical / Practical Course: Foundations of modern biomedical systems, knowledge necessary to understand the functioning of diagnostic biomedical instrumentation, acquisition tools of biomedical data;  processing of biomedical data

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will examine some types of instrumentation for the acquisition of biomedical signals with particular reference to imaging diagnostic equipment and the processing of biomedical data. Describes operational principles, design issues, state of the art, and future prospects for further development, taking into account the problems of interaction with the human body and patient safety.

PREREQUISITES

It is assumed that the student knows the differential equations, has a good physical-chemical basis, has followed a course in electrical and electronic circuits, an introductory course in physiology or modeling of physiological systems and a course of programming (in particular Matlab)

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (96 hours) and practice at the computer activities (24 hours). The teaching consists of ltraditional lectures (96 hours), and a part of practice at the computer activities (24 hours). Required course attendance as per the Didactic Regulations. The laboratory will be held by the teaching teachers, assisted by laboratory tutors.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Architecture and performance of a biomedical measurements system. Characteristics of the main biomedical signals. Ultrasonic instrumentation: A-mode/ B-mode/ M-mode ultrasound, Doppler flow meters. Optical microscopy, fluorescence and confocal microscopy. Biomedical instrumentation: system radiography (X-ray, CT scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), EEG. Processing of biomedical images: punctual and local operations, filtering, co-registration, display systems, segmentation, pattern recognition, three dimensional reconstruction.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All slides used during lessons and other teaching materials will be available on aul@web. The books listed below are strongly suggested as supporting texts to complete the student's preparation, but students can also use other university level texts as long as they are published in the last 5 years.

J.G. Webster. Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design 4th Edition. Wiley.

Rafael C. Gonzales, Richard E. Woods - Elaborazione delle immagini digitali (terza edizione)

Zhi - Pei Liang, Paul C. Lauterbur - Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Scott A. Huettel, Allen W. Song - Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: With appointment: Tel. 0103532220 or marco.fato@unige.it

Exam Board

MARCO MASSIMO FATO (President)

VITTORIO SANGUINETI

MAURO GIACOMINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (96 hours) and practice at the computer activities (24 hours). The teaching consists of ltraditional lectures (96 hours), and a part of practice at the computer activities (24 hours). Required course attendance as per the Didactic Regulations. The laboratory will be held by the teaching teachers, assisted by laboratory tutors.

LESSONS START

approx. from Sept. 21 to Dec. 18 and from Feb. 22 to May 27

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EXAMS

Exam description

Exam consists of a written and oral test.

Compulsory exercises

Assessment methods

The final examination will consist an written and oral test, which may include closed-loop tests, algebraic or numeric exercises, questions related to theoretical aspects, and an imaging elaboration  project.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Teacher office: Lab. SINAPSY - Via Dell'Opera Pia 13 - Pad E First Floor