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.

2019S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • 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 March 4, 11, 18, and 25. April 1, 8, and 29, from 14.00 to 17.15 (with a break from 15.30-15.45).

Last lecture date (April 29): first possibility for exam (written, MC)

Starting on May 6 2019 141.A37 will take place at this timeslot



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


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri10:00 - 12:0027.01.2023 Zoom; please see TUWEL courseoral14.11.2022 00:00 - 25.01.2023 12:00TISSLast exam based on TUWEL Course Quizzes (completed before exam) from SS 22

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.02.2019 00:00 27.06.2019 23:59 27.06.2019 23:59

Registration modalities

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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

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