2023-2024 / PHYS3129-1

Medical imaging: physical basis


22h Th, 4h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in veterinary medicine2 crédits 


Alain Seret

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is mainly an introduction to the physics of in-vivo medical imaging.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

See french version.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Some of the concepts on material and electromagnetic waves and on quantum and nuclear physics studied in the courses Physics II and Physics III.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This learning unit make use of different leraning and teaching activities such as on-line courses, face-to-face courses. Video documents are projected during the courses. They are full part of the course contents.

See french version for more details.

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

The theoretical course is mainly online. Much more active participation of the students is expected during the few face-to-face courses.

Recommended or required readings

The recommanded textbook (in french) is "Imagerie médicale - bases physiques" par A. Seret & M. Hoebeke, 2012 or later edition, Presses Universitaires de Liège.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Exam(s) in session

Any session : in-person written exam (multiple-choice questionnaire).

Additional information:

A certificate for medical or other exceptional circumstances (a letter from your parents is not appropriate) can lead to a grade of "excused" (E). The certificate is to be sent directly to the professors of the teaching unit or to the Faculty secretariat ("apparitorat") and within the deadline fixed by the Faculty. Your first and last name, and dates of absence must be clearly legible in printed type.

All texts, all lectures and all examinations are in french. Please see the french version for more information.

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

All texts, all lectures and all examinations are in french. Please see the french version of this text.


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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