This module provides an overview of current medical diagnostic systems focusing on imaging (ionising, MRI and ultrasound), cardio (ECG) and vital signs monitoring. It also outlines the principles of lab analytical techniques such as GC and MS and the development of new biophotonic tools for imaging, in-situ diagnostics and surgery.
The module also introduces ethical considerations and regulatory requirement. New developments in non-invasive sensing and monitoring will be described including remote patient monitoring, and new developments in technology such as smart plasters and bandages.
In the practical laboratory sessions you will investigate the physical properties of various tissue (or tissue-mimicking) samples using ultrasound, and design algorithms to create images from the raw ultrasound data.