Biomedical Imaging Technologies

Higher education teachers: Likar Boštjan
Credits: 6
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64214

Subject description


Enrolment in the 1st year of study.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Acquisition of biomedical images: digital photography and cameras, microscopic techniques, X-ray imaging, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound – physical principles, acquisition technologies and geometries, implementations and characteristics of imaging devices, image artefacts and quality.
  • Restoration, reconstruction and calibration: modelling and estimation of noise, image smoothing and sharpening, statistical and adaptive filtering, reconstruction algorithms, calibration and restoration of intensities, geometric calibration.
  • Image registration and integration: classifications and applications of image registration methods, modelling geometrical transformations and deformations, identification and matching of control points, registration by maximization of similarities, similarity measures and optimization methods, analysis and evaluation of registration methods, image integration examples.

Objectives and competences:

To introduce basic technologies for the acquisition of biomedical images and the procedures for their restoration, reconstruction, calibration and integration.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding and mastering multidimensional data: physical principles, limitations and artefacts, information content, digital processing and management.

Learning and teaching methods:

Basic theory, procedures and practical examples are considered at lectures, while practical knowledge is gained through problem-solving tasks at lab works.

Study materials


  1. Fundamentals of Medical Imaging
  2. Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2009.
  3. Jerry L. Prince, Jonathan Links
  4. Medical Imaging Signals and Systems
  5. Prentice Hall, 2nd edition, 2014.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering