Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Sources of Medical Data

ZDM Acad. year 2006/2007 Winter semester 5 credits

Information and control subsystems of human organism. Neural system and its electrical properties. Generation of electrical biosignals. Electroencephalography, electromyography, electrocardiography, phonocardiography. Measuring of blood pressure and flow, temperature, etc., monitoring systems. Vascular diagnostics. Examination of respiratory system, functional stress tests, measurement of properties of sensory organs. Elements of medical imaging systems: digital radiography, X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging systems, gamma imaging systems, single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission computed tomography, digital sonography. Haematological and biochemical analyses.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 13 hrs laboratories, 13 hrs pc labs

Assessment points

70 exam, 30 exercises

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Basic knowledge about principles and applications of the most important diagnostic methods and systems.

Learning objectives

Gaining knowledge on biological sources of signals and data and on technical possibilities of the data acquisition. Overview, and explanation of principles, of the most important systems for medical diagnostics, with respect to the data provided. The knowledge enables insight into specific properties of medical data acquisition and analysis, and is necessary for communication in medical/hospital environment.

Study literature

  • Holčík, J., Straszecka,E.: Bionika, Brno, ÚBMI FEI VUT v Brně 1999.
  • Drastich, A.: Zobrazovací systémy v lékařství. VUT FE, Brno 1989.
  • Drastich, A.: Netelevizní zobrazovací systémy. ÚBMI FEI VUT v Brně 2001.
  • Chmelař, M.: Lékařská přístrojová technika I. Akdemické nakladatelství CERM 1995
  • Chmelař, M.: Lékařská laboratorní technika, VUT Brno, 2000

Fundamental literature

  • Bronzino, J.D.: The Biomedical Engineering Handbook. CRC Press, Boca Raton 1995
  • Holčík, J., Straszecka,E.: Bionika, Brno, ÚBMI FEI VUT v Brně 1999.
  • Rozman, J.: Ultrazvuková technika v lékařství. VUT FE, Brno 1979.
  • Drastich, A.: Zobrazovací systémy v lékařství. VUT FE, Brno 1989.
  • Drastich, A.: Medical Imaging Systems. ÚBMI FEI VUT v Brně 2000.
  • Drastich, A.: Netelevizní zobrazovací systémy. ÚBMI FEI VUT v Brně 2001.
  • Krestel, E.: Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. Berlin and Munch 1990.
  • Chmelař, M.: Lékařská přístrojová technika I. Akdemické nakladatelství CERM 1995
  • Chmelař, M.: Lékařská laboratorní technika, VUT Brno, 2000

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Information and control subsystems of human organism. Neural system and its electrical properties.
  2. Generation of the electrical biosignals. Electroencephalography, electromyography, electrocardiography, phonocardiography.
  3. Measuring of blood pressure, temperature, examination of respiratory system, further physiological measurements
  4. Blood flow measurement, Doppler ultrasound systems. Complex vascular diagnostics
  5. Monitoring systems, intensive care units, functional stress tests
  6. Measuring characteristics of auditory and visual sensory systems
  7. Digital radiography.
  8. X-ray computed tomography.
  9. Magnetic resonance imaging systems.
  10. Gamma imaging systems.
  11. Single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission computed tomography.
  12. Digital sonography.
  13. Principles of methods used in biochemical and haematological laboratories

Progress assessment

Solving of tasks in labs is checked.

Controlled instruction

No compensation possible.

Exam prerequisites

Active attendance at laboratory sessions.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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