Since the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895 imaging systems have become an integral and indispensable part in science and medicine. By now they are an essential key technology in modern biomedicine. Besides the classical X-ray projection and the more recently introduced computed tomography (CT), imaging systems encompass also devices based on magnetic resonance or ultrasound waves.
Continuing on the course Biomedical Imaging I , held in the winter semester 2016/2017, the purpose of this course is to introduce the physical principles, fundamental properties and technical concepts of imaging systems as they are applied today in medicine and physics. Applications and current developments will be presented and should serve to reinforce understanding of this field of imaging science. The focus of this course will be on systems employing non-ionizing radiation. It aims for students of physics, photonics, material science, medicine as well as interested students at the level of the fifth semester or higher.