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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

Image processing and analysis includes many tools and techniques widely used in the field of Medical Imaging. Topics covered in this course include image formation, representation and display; image degradation and restoration; intensity processing; spatial and spectral filtering; image registration and fusion; simple object and shape recognition; segmentation; pattern recognition; image compression; 3D and 4D image rendering.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr George Cameron

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Medical Physics (Studied) or MSc Medical Imaging (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

  • To develop a sound theoretical background in the fundamental techniques used in medical image processing and analysis.
  • To augment this basis by introducing some of the newest and state-of-the-art techniques in this area.
  • To gain experience in applying a range of these techniques to practical problems.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 26 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay 16.67% 

Project 16.67%

Exam 66.67%


Resit: Open Book Exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseSelect and apply current and state-of-the-art image processing and analysis algorithms.
ProceduralAnalyseSelect and apply appropriate techniques for the iconic processing of medical imagery, including intensity processing; image restoration; spatial and spectral filtering; morphological processing.
ProceduralEvaluateApply and evaluate the results of image analysis and interpretation techniques based on object and shape recognition; segmentation; pattern recognition.
ConceptualUnderstandDiscuss the basis of image formation, image representation, and image display parameters, and the different sources and causes of image degradation.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse the major methods of image compression and their limitations, and discuss the essential requirements when such techniques are applied in the field of medical imaging.

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