NDAK10005U Medical Image Analysis (MIA)
MSc Programme in Computer Science
MSc Programme in Physics
Medical diagnosis, prognosis and quantification of progression
is in general based on biomarkers. These may be blood or urine
markers, but currently, imaging is taking over as a more indicative
biomarker for many purposes.
This course will give an introduction to medical image formation in the different scanning modalities: X-ray, CT, MR, fMRI, PET, US etc. We will continue with the underlying image analysis disciplines of detection, registration, and segmentation, and end with specific applications in clinical practise. A key to achieving success in the medical image analysis is formal evaluation of methodologies, thus an introduction to performance characterisation will also be a central topic.
We will use techniques from image analysis and real-world examples from the clinic.
The course aims to provide sufficient background knowledge for doing master theses (specialer) as well as student projects within medical image analysis.
The course is primarily aimed at students from computer science, physics and mathematics with an interest in applications to medical image analysis and related technologies.
The student will at the end of the course have:
- Physics of X-ray formation.
- Computed tomography.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- Functional MRI.
- Positron Emission Tomography.
- Single Photon Emission Tomography.
- Medical statistics.
- Segmentation/Pixel classification.
- Shape modelling.
- Rigid & Non-rigid registration + Multi-modal registration.
- Shape statistics.
- Applications in lung diseases.
- Application in cardiovascular diseases.
- Applications in joint diseases.
- Applications in neurology.
- Explaining the basics of the underlying physics behind medical image acquisition techniques such as CT MRI and PET.
- Explaining the role of medical image analysis in relation to detection and prognosis of pathologies and clinical investigations.
- Reading and implementing methods described in the scientific literature in the field of medical imaging.
- Finding and using existing tools within medical image analysis and assessing the quality of the output produced.
- Applying the implemented methods to medical images with the purpose of analysing a specific pathology.
- Analysing, creating and using pipelines of methods for the purpose of analysing medical images in a scientific context.
- Understanding the fundamental challenges in medical image analysis.
- Understanding the representation of images in a computer.
See Absalon when the course is set up.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
PhD’s can register for MSc-course by following the same procedure as credit-students, see link above.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentContinuous assessment based on 4-6 written assignments.
The final grade is based on an overall assessment of the assignments.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
The re-exam consist of two parts:
1. Handing in (potentially revised) solutions to at least 75% of the course assignments no later than 3 weeks before the oral re-exam
2. A 25 minutes oral examination (including grading) without preparation, covering the entire course syllabus
The final grade is based on an overall assessment.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.