BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Second cycle degree in BIOENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ALFREDO RUGGERI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Examination methods: Computer-based test (multiple-choice questions)
Course unit contents: Introduction to diagnostic biomedical instrumentation and measurements. Fundamentals about biomedical transducers: resistive, inductive, photoelectric, piezoelectric, electrochemical, biopotential electrodes. Instrumentation for electrocardiography. Diagnostic medical ultrasound instrumentation: fundamentals on ultrasound physics; ultrasound probe; A-scan; B-scan; M-mode; Doppler flow-meters. Fundamentals on techniques for image formation in medicine. Radiology imaging in medicine: physics, instrumentation, image formation, contrast media, digital radiology, computerized tomography (CT) techniques. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in medicine: physics, instrumentation, image formation, stimulation sequences, functional MRI. Nuclear medicine: physics, instrumentation, image formation, computerized tomography techniques (SPECT, PET).