Computer Techniques in Medical Imaging

Course Code COMP-382
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open

COMP382 introduces the students in the Health Informatics diploma program to the concepts involved in medical image processing. This course takes a practical approach to covering the main topics involved in the field of computer processing of medical images. First it explains core concepts related to digital images manipulation in the medical field and then it follows up with examples processed in a freely available software package.


The course includes lectures, demos and discussions of the fundamental principles of segmentation, classification, registration, restoration and visualisation involved in medical image processing, followed by labs and practical assignments that re-enforce the understanding and familiarity of the students with these concepts. Special attention is given to best practices that apply to each topic covered by the course. Taught concepts are further explored and practiced through a sequence of relevant case studies.