Medical Imaging: NMR and Ultrasonography

Academic year
Subject Area
Física Médica
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Teaching Methods

Lectures on physical principles they are based on the techniques and systems of acquisition. Visits to the hospitals, private clinics and research laboratories where demonstrations might occur (with the participation of students) and with techniques and equipment that was subject of study.

Learning Outcomes

To acquire a theoretical and practical training in the area of Instrumentation for Medical Imaging with particular emphasis on physical principles in obtaining the various types of medical imaging, in the principle of operation of instruments and techniques of image acquisition. Integration of basic knowledge to understand and relate the type of information that an imaging technique can provide, the physical principles on which it is based and on the instrumentation they use. Acquiring familiarity with medical imaging technique that do not use ionizing radiation  commonly used. Ability to search and use the bibliography as well as other sources of information relevant to the research or technological development.

Work Placement(s)



I - Imaging techniques by ultrasound.
IV - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NMR).

Head Lecturer(s)

Maria Filomena de Osório Pinto dos Santos Figueiredo

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment
Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0%
Report of a seminar or field trip: 20.0%
Frequency: 60.0%

Final assessment
Laboratory work or Field work: 20.0%
Report of a seminar or field trip: 20.0%
Exam: 60.0%


S. Webb (ed.), The physics of Medical Imaging, IOP, 1998.
J. J. Carr, J. M. Brown, Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology, Prentice Hall, 1998
L.A. Geddes and L.E. Baker, Principles of applied biomedical instrumentation, Wiley, New York 1989.
Medical imaging physics, Hendee WR e Ritenou ER , Wiley-Liss, 4th ed., 2002.
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Thomas L. Szabo., Elsevier Academic Press, 2004
MRI, basic principles and applications, M. A. Brown and R.C. Semelka , Wiley-Liss,Hoboken, N.J., 2003
Artigos científicos de revisão seleccionados pelo professor.