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CODE 104750
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The recent development in the Biomedical Diagnostic Instrumentation, therapy and rehabilitation and its diffusion in many areas of clinical practice, pose a significant challenge to bioengineering teachers called to prepare figures professionals able to operate effectively in development, design, production and technical management of biomedical equipment. The multiplicity and variety of arguments do not allow being treated with the necessary deepening in a single course. For this reason, during the course, we will address the main biomedical instrumentation systems for the acquisition of some physiological signals and for diagnosis by images.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will examine some types of instrumentation for the acquisition of biomedical signals with particular reference to imaging diagnostic equipment and the processing of biomedical data. Describes operational principles, design issues, state of the art, and future prospects for further development, taking into account the problems of interaction with the human body and patient safety.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will examine some types of instrumentation for the acquisition of biomedical signals with particular reference to imaging diagnostic equipment and the processing of biomedical data. Describes operational principles, design issues, state of the art, and future prospects for further development, taking into account the problems of interaction with the human body and patient safety.

 

PREREQUISITES

It is assumed that the student knows the differential equations, has a good physical-chemical basis, has followed a course in electrical and electronic circuits, an introductory course in physiology or modeling of physiological systems.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching consists in traditional lectures (48 hours),

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Architecture and performance of a biomedical measurements system. Characteristics of the main biomedical signals. Ultrasonic instrumentation: A-mode/ B-mode/ M-mode ultrasound, Doppler flow meters. Optical microscopy, fluorescence and confocal microscopy. Biomedical instrumentation: system radiography (X-ray, CT scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), EEG)). 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All slides used during lessons and other teaching materials will be available on aula@web. The books listed below are strongly suggested as supporting texts to complete the student's preparation, but students can also use other university level texts as long as they are published in the last 5 years.

  1. J.G. Webster. Medical Instrumentation - Application and Design 4th Edition. Wiley.
  2. Zhi - Pei Liang, Paul C. Lauterbur - Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  3. Scott A. Huettel, Allen W. Song - Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  4. Nadine Barrie Smith and Andrew Webb - Introduction to biomedical imaging

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARCO MASSIMO FATO (President)

ANDREA CANESSA

SERENA RICCI

GABRIELE ARNULFO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Exam consists of a written/oral test 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The final examination will consist an written/oral test, which may include closed-loop tests, algebraic or numeric exercises, questions related to theoretical aspect

FURTHER INFORMATION

Teacher office: Lab. Neuroengineering &System Neuroscience  - Via Dell'Opera Pia 13 - Pad E First Floor