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.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • describe basic physics of diagnostic x-ray procedures
  • explain x-ray detection and detector technologies
  • describe the basics of medical image processing, advantages and disadvantages of common algorithms as well as processing artefacts
  • apply and interprete the concept of detective quantum efficiency (DQE) and modulation transfer function (MTF)
  • define and use generator ond detector settings of x-ray facilities to the extent of using x-ray equipment for a thesis, e.g.

Subject of course

  • Principles of medical imaging physics and instrumentation, x-ray imaging physics
  • Production and characteristics of x-ray radiation used in medical diagnostic imaging, x-ray interactions
  • Detector technologies and detector physics, mathematical description of detector and resulting image properties
  • Principles of diagnostic x-ray dosimetry 

Teaching methods

Distant learning

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Held in blocked form in April to June 2021. Detailled Information on TUWEL. However, because it is a distant learning TUWEL course, it is also possible to join in later.



Examination modalities

See TUWEL course for detailled information.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon13:00 - 16:0006.12.2021 Information see TUWEL Courseoral16.08.2021 00:00 - 03.12.2021 23:59TISSLast regular oral exam #4 based on TUWEL Quizzes from SS 21

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.01.2021 00:00 24.06.2021 23:59 24.06.2021 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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