Biomedical Optics

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Doel vak

Provide students with a broad overview of medical imaging and diagnosis
based on the interaction of light with tissue.
Practical skills include math (during class) and depending on the number
of students, computer simulations.
The course learns the student how to translate fundamental physical
concepts into practical, clinical applications.
In depth treatment of state-of-the-art biomedical optical techniques.

Inhoud vak

The course consists of lectures during which (homework) assignments,
representative for the exam, are discussed. The following topics are
Fundamentals of light-tissue interaction, optical properties, light
propagation in tissue.
Clinical applications: Reflection Spectroscopy, Fluorescence
Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy; measurement of flow and perfusion
using Laser Doppler Flowmetry and Speckle Imaging; Optical Coherence
Tomography; Photo-acoustic Tomography


Lectures, demonstrations, computer simulations, experiments.


Written exam, the student is allowed to bring all course materials and a
calculator. The exam will be organized into 3 or 4 questions that each
highlight one of the main topics in the course.


Will be provided.


Students interested in applying physics and engineering in a (pre)
clinical setting or research setting, diagnosis and treatment of tissue
using light.

Overige informatie

Lecturer: Dr. D.J. Faber

Algemene informatie

Vakcode XM_41014
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. ir. D.J. Faber
Examinator dr. ir. D.J. Faber

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