IN4307: Medical Visualization
This course will not be given in 2013. We hope to be back in 2014.
This is a master-level course that was given for the fourth time in February and March of 2012. (We had loads of fun in 2009, 2010 and 2011, thank you very much!)
The course will deal with the theory and practice of medical visualization. This includes the following topics:
- data acquisition, storage and communication
- image processing: filtering, segmentation and measurement
- medical volume visualization
- illustrative visualization
- advanced modalities
- interaction techniques for medical data
Students should be able to analyze medical visualization and image processing problems and propose suitable solutions, backed by sound knowledge of the underlying theory and the practical possibilities. They should be able to design, implement, test and discuss these solutions, consisting of a number of medical visualization algorithms and in some cases advanced user interfaces. Applications include medical research, diagnosis and surgical planning and guidance.
Interactive workshop-style lectures, assignments and project. During lectures, students will have the opportunity to experiment continuously with explained concepts using the DeVIDE visualization prototyping system. Students will get a homework assignments for which they need to apply concepts discussed during lectures. In the second half of the course, students will work on a more extensive project.
All paper questions and homework projects have to be handed in on time, and have to get the pass grade. Class participation, especially around paper discussions, also forms a pass/fail component. The final project will be graded based on report / scientific article, presentation and defence. This will count as the final grade for the course. There will be no written exam.
In total, there will be 4 contact hours per week during the third quarter. Including the standard 3 hours (of your own time) of overhead per contact hour, this comes down to 112 hours in total, or 4 ECTS points. The remaining 1 point, or 56 hours, should be spent on independently completing your final project. For this the Thursday afternoons in the fourth quarter have been scheduled, but you are free to use any other time during the week instead, as these are not contact hours. Assistance will be available by appointment.
There will be a final come-back morning / afternoon where you will give a short presentation on your work as part of the assessment. The date will be chosen together with you.
Using the dubious week-naming convention on the TU Delft academic calendar, contact hours will be in weeks 3.1 to 3.3 to 3.7, on Tuesdays from 10:45 to 12:30 and Thursdays from 13:45 to 15:30. Project completion time has been scheduled for Thursday afternoons in weeks 4.1 to 4.8.
I've made the course timetable available on Google Calendar in three formats:
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The workshops will be given in room DW 1.010 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Drebbelweg 5. For the project completion time in the fouth quarter, DW 1.010 has been reserved.
in4307 Google Code page, for hosting miscellaneous source code that you need or might contribute!
Get in touch with Dr. Charl Botha if you'd like to know more!