141.225 Medical Physics of diagnostic imaging
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

Understanding principles of medical imaging modalities using ionizing radiation, underlaying technologies (and some physics), patient dosimetry and image processing applied in digital diagnostic medical imaging.

Subject of course

Principles of medical imaging physics and instrumentation, x-ray imaging physics, radiation dose to the patient, radiation detriment and effective dose. Imaging modalities including film-screen systems, digital radiography like flat panel detectors and storage phosphor. Dosmetry and radiation risk in diagnostic applications. Principles of medical image processing. Principles of Nuclear Medicine (if time left)

Additional information

Held at Vienna Medical University, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, level 4; lecture room of the Center for Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering. Monday 14:00-15:30. Lecture starts Monday, March 12, 2018



Examination modalities

Multiple Choice Test (in English), first test date after last lecture; examination dates to be announced in TISS regularly. Additional Examination dates possible upon request (EMail).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NO SHOWS AT EXAMINATIONS: If you wish to cancel a registration, please do so before the exam in TISS. Students who are registered and do not come to the exam without notice or reason may be blacklisted for the following examination date! If any questions please contact peter.homolka@tuwien.ac.at

Course registration

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Registration modalities

Please sign up if you wish to access the TUWEL course


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Mandatory elective
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


Books: The essentials of Medical Imaging, J T Bushberg et al., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, USA 2002 Grundlagen der Strahlenphysik und radiologischen Technik in der Medizin, W Angerstein, H Hoffmann Verlag, Kleinmachnow, Germany, 2005