Biomedische wetenschappen

FOS-Course:  Imaging in Neurosciences

Modern imaging technologies are indispensable for medical research and clinical diagnosis and treatment of most disease processes. Currently, a wide array of imaging modalities is available for studies of humans and animals, including x-ray technology and computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine (e.g. PET) and optical imaging. 

In this course you will learn about the physical principles underlying these technologies in order to understand why a specific technique may be the most appropriate choice for a clinical or research question.

The second goal is to highlight current research and clinical applications of modern imaging modalities in neuroscience and cardiovascular applications, both for routine clinical care and for advanced research applications. Topics will e.g. cover functional MRI for cognitive neuroscience, Alzheimer’s Disease and metabolic syndrome.

Practically, students will attend lectures and read selected papers on each lecture topic. You will collate information gained in small groups, and prepare journal club presentations. You will work on two research assignments, in a workgroup setting and individually. For both assignment you will be provided with actual research data and background information and be asked to formulate a research hypothesis, to design an analysis strategy to test this hypothesis, to perform the proposed analysis and to report on the outcome with a poster presentation and a written report.

Informatie:  mw. dr. L. van der Weerd  ( l.van_der_weerd@lumc.nl )

Half Minor "Biomedical Imaging"

See: Biomedical Imaging, open for bachelor students in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.