BSRT Graduate School


Imaging19.11.2018 10:00 - 16:00Kay Raum
Imaging20.11.2018 10:00 - 16:00Kay Raum
Imaging21.11.2018 09:00 - 16:00Kay Raum
Title of Course: 
Functional imaging
Optional or Mandatory: 
This course is optional for doctoral researchers at the BSRT
booked/available (including waiting list): 

The evaluation of a status of a disease or the outcome of treatment strategy requires the assessment of parameters describing the principal function of the organ, the tissue, or the cell. This can be the expression of proteins, cell surface markers, the synthesis of extracellular matrix, vascularization, or the fulfilment of a mechanical function. Musculoskeletal tissues have to provide stability, support and protection of the internal organs against mechanical impacts in combination with the ability of fast and energy efficient locomotion. This course focuses on the introductions to

- sophisticated techniques that provide quantitative information about cellular, compositional, structural, and elastic properties from the organ level to the subcellular level.

- basic principles of customized image analysis and parameter extraction


The course will cover lectures, seminars, and hands-on practicals on the following methods:

- Fundamentals of quantitative image processing in MATLAB: during this part of the course we will make use of x-ray tomography data (from human µCT to Synchrotron radiation phase contrast nano-tomography)

- Ultrasound (from quantitative human in-vivo measurements to bioacoustic microscopy and ultrasound-based stimulation

- Radionuclide Imaging