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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP6075158, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0532, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ALFREDO RUGGERI ING-INF/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/06 Electronic and Information Bioengineering 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Target skills and knowledge: Basic principles of physics used in biomedical instrumentation; technological realization of main biomedical instruments.
Examination methods: Computer-based test (multiple-choice questions)
Assessment criteria: Student evaluation will be based on the understanding of the topics of lectures, on the acquisition of the main concepts and methodologies proposed and on the ability to apply them in an independent and informed way.
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).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom teaching and laboratories
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Ruggeri, Course slides (available in Moodle). --: --, --.
  • G. Avanzolini, E. Magosso, Strumentazione biomedica. Progetto ed impiego dei sistemi di misura. Bologna: Patron Editore, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Coppini, S. Diciotti, G. Valli, Bioimmagini. Bologna: Patron Editore, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J.G. Webster, Strumentazione biomedica. Progetto ed applicazioni. Napoli: EdiSES, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo