3 ECTS credits
90 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4017091DNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (D) Master - preliminary level.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Partnership Agreement
Under interuniversity agreement for degree program
Faculty of Engineering
Electronics and Informatics
Educational team
Decaan IR (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
24 contact hours Lecture
8 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
Course Content

Position of the course
The goal of this course is to make the students familiar with medical imaging and image processing techniques. An overview will be given of the working mechanisms of the most important medical imaging techniques, their advantages and disadadvantages, their applications and recent technical developments.
Introduction to images and image processing: sampling, filters convolution theorem X- rays radiography and principle of computed tomography and analytical reconstruction SPECT imaging: collimation, detection and image degrading effects PET imaging: principle, image degrading effects and iterative reconstruction Ultrasonic imaging MRI: basic principles of magnetic resonance and image formation Image processing and segmentation techniques


Course material
Course text (Required) : Biomedical Imaging
Additional info

For more information, please look at the course specification on the following link:



Learning Outcomes

General Competences

  • Understand physical principles of different medical imaging techniques
  • Define components of medical imaging systems
  • Have insight in advantages and disadvantages of existing image reconstruction techniques
  • Being able to judge the advantages and disadvantages of different medical imaging techniques
  • Understand relationship between different image processing techniques

This course contributes to the following programme outcomes of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering:


1. exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering
3. the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes
4. reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity)
6. correctly report on research or design results in the form of a technical report or in the form of a scientific paper
8. collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team


12. a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society


18. To apply acquired knowledge and skills for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of biomedical products, systems and techniques  in the health care sector


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 75% of the final mark.
PRAC Report determines 25% of the final mark.

Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • exam with a relative weight of 75 which comprises 75% of the final mark.

    Note: Oral exam with questions on the course content. Written preparation without course notes to structure the answer; followed by a discussion with the professor.

Within the PRAC Report category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Reports on practical sessions with a relative weight of 25 which comprises 25% of the final mark.

    Note: Reports on the practical sessions.

Additional info regarding evaluation



Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
European Master of Photonics: Standaard traject