EEEN40620 Biomedical Imaging

Academic Year 2023/2024

The module aims to equip students with a broad appreciation of the underlying physics, mathematics and technologies underpinning microscopy, radiography and medical image processing. Students will learn about imaging theory. They will be introduced to the core imaging modalities in use today.

This is an elective module intended primarily for biomedical engineering students. While other students are welcome, it will be assumed that the student is familiar with Fourier transforms and MATLAB.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, the successful student will be able to:
• Describe the principles underlying a range of modalities including but not limited to X-ray projection imaging and MRI.
• Understand and describe the uses and limitation of each modality.
• Use a Fourier optics description to analyse imaging systems including microscopes.
• Perform denoising using the wavelet transform.
• Perform pattern classification using neural networks.
• Appreciate current research trends in biomedical imaging.

Indicative Module Content:

Medical imaging, microscopy and related signal processing.

Autumn/Winter 2020: Online asynchronous lectures. No exam. Continuous assessment by means of group project with weekly meetings (face-to-face or online).

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, individual homework assignments. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Fourier analysis; MATLAB programming or equivalent.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Group project report and individual learning journals. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Class Test: Offline, closed book class test. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students may request meetings to discuss their assignments after the submission deadline has passed.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 14:00 - 14:50