Course code TA04
Course title Medical Imaging
Institution Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées
Course address ENSTA ParisTech - 91120 Palaiseau
City Paris
Minimum year of study 4th year
Minimum level of English Fair
Minimum level of French None
Key words medical imaging, xrays, CT, PET, SPECT, MRI, US, image processing, segmentation,  registration, medical robotics
Language English
Professor responsible Antoine Manzanera
Telephone +33 1 81 87 20 42
Participating professors

Irène BUVAT (CEA/Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot)

Eric BARDINET (CNRS, Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital)


Number of places Minimum: 12, Maximum: 24, Reserved for local students:

The course aims at familiarizing the students with medical imaging.
This field of medicine has been for several years in spectacular technological changes, notably making use of numerical technologies and image processing.
It is a decisive tool in diagnosis as well as in therapy.
Using techniques transposable with other applications, it now represents an area of major economic interest.

The course will be based on an alternation of theoretical talks and on site visits which will give an outline of the most recent paths of development.
Teaching program:
- Physical principles and techniques: digital radiology, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging, echography.
- Methods for computing tomographic images.
- Methods of visualization of three-dimensional images.
- Three-dimensional image processing: why and how.
- Introduction to medical robotics.

- Examples of applications in diagnosis and therapy.
- Picture and communication archiving systems.
- Social-economic aspects of the medical imagery.

Visits to a medical imagery company, a research laboratory, and a Department of Radiology.

Programme to be followed
Prerequisites Basic Knowledge in signal or image processing is desirable
Course exam The exam will consist of a short evaluation of presented notions and a report
(an analysis of a scientic paper, or research bibliography)