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17VAMDI - Advanced Methods for Diagnostic Imaging

Code Completion Credits Range Language
17VAMDI Z 2 2P English
Department of Natural Sciences

Molecular imaging holds the promise for improved patient management in medicine and surgery. To realize this goal, a thorough understanding of the instrumentation and diagnostic agents that comprise the field is necessary. The course "Optical Methods for Molecular Imaging: Preclinical and Clinical Advance? will provide a comprehensive educational experience in the physics, chemistry, engineering, and physiology that underlie the molecular imaging. Conventional imaging technologies often lack the resolution needed for reliable diagnosis. New optical methodologies are able to image down to thousand cells in a clinical setting. This class is intended to bring course attendees to the state-of-the-art in the field of fluorescence imaging.


The course is for students and trainees interested in an intense learning experience, bio-medical engineers, researchers, clinicians interested in photomedicine, multimodality imaging, clinical translation of medical devices and diagnostic agents.

Syllabus of lectures:

1 Optical Contrast Agents I

2 Optical Contrast Agents II

3 Conceiving imaging devices for clinical fluorescence imaging

4 Some Contrast Agents can be used as theranostics: Photosensitizers

5 Some Contrast Agents can be used as theranostics: Photodynamic Therapy in clinical practice.

6 Conclusion - test, credits, certificates

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

A thorough understanding of instrumentation and diagnostic agents in the field of molecular imaging that has a promising role for improved patient management in medicine and surgery. .

Study materials:

Outlines of lectures will be given in advance

Handbook of Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging: From Ensemble to Single Molecules

Markus Sauer, Johan Hofkens, Jörg Enderlein

Wiley 2011

The course is a part of the following study plans: