2023-2024 / PHYS0942-3

Ionising radiations and imaging


20h Th, 5h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in physics (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in physics (60 ECTS) (Registrations are closed)4 crédits 


Alain Seret

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction to radiology, nuclear medicine and tomography techniques used by these medical imaging modalities as well as a practical teaching on digital images.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course the student will be able

- to describe and explain the physics of conventionnal radiology (analogic or digital images),

- to describe and explain the physics of CT-scan,

- to describe and explain the physics of in-vivo diagnostic nuclear medicine (scintigraphy and positron emission tomography),

- to describe and explain the mathematics of the problem of tomography reconstruction and the backprojection,

- to use a software of medical image processing.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Courses PHYS0093 & PHYS2009 of Bachelor in physical sciences or equivalent courses.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mainly theoretical course. Practice with digital images is self-learning.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face. Practice with digital images is self-learning.

Recommended or required readings

Text documents and slides are downloadable (myULiège).

The section devoted to tomography reconstruction is based on the book (in french) "Reconstruction tomographique: première approche" by A. Seret et M. Defrise (2014) published at the Presses Universitaires de Liège.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

In french, see the french version.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The access to a computer (PC or Mac) is mandatory for the practice with digital images.


Alain SERET - Phone: +32-4-3663705 - E-mail: aseret@uliege.be
Université de Liège - Institute of Physics B5a Quartier Agora - Allée du Six Aout 19 - Sart Tilman - 4000 Liège - BELGIUM.

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