The track Medical Imaging and Interventions is part of the Master's in Technical Medicine. Graduates from this programme, Technical Physicians, will have an innovative role in the field of technical-medical diagnosis and treatment. They become, for example, an advisor or co-therapist in a multidisciplinary patient-oriented treatment team. Improvements in patient care can be realised by integrating advanced technology in novel medical procedures. Both this track and Medical Sensing and Stimulation of this Master's are designed to educate new health care professionals working on the further development of the path from diagnosis to intervention.
The track ‘Medical Imaging and Interventions’ focuses on:
- advanced imaging,
- localisation techniques,
- minimal invasive technology,
- medical robotics,
- computer-controlled interventions and
- machine learning
The track provides the required technology background on all-important imaging techniques, including accurate recognition of healthy and pathological tissue. Mathematical models and tools for image processing are explained to allow accurate reconstruction and visualisation of the treated organ sections. For the intervention a combination of technological approaches is made: robotics, navigation and laparoscopy are, for instance, combined with novel strategies for focal treatments, such as laser-, thermal- or cryo-ablation.
Safety issues are integrated in the curriculum in the course on radiation expertise, focusing on ionising radiation in imaging and therapy. The safety aspects of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound are addressed in the course on imaging technologies.
Technical master students who dedicate themselves to this track will gain unique knowledge on state-of-the-art medical imaging technologies. They will be able to manipulate data obtained by these technologies and implement them for surgical interventions and the improvement of minimally invasive procedures and biomedical implants.
The first year of the three-year programme consists of courses that offer technological deepening in a clinical context. Each semester is completed with two clinical skills courses and an optional course. Students can choose the optional course freely from all master courses offered by the university (or other universities).
First year Courses
Applied Physics for imaging (2 EC)
Radiation Protection Expertise (5 EC)
Therapeutic Techniques (3 EC)
Segmentation and Visualisation (5 EC)
Surgical Navigation Technology (5 EC)
Imaging Techniques (5 EC)
Optional Subject/ Clinical Biotechnology (5 EC)
Optional Subject (5 EC)
3D Medical Lab (5 EC)
Injection, punctures & catheterizations (5 EC)
Surgical skills (5 EC)
Advanced Life Support (5 EC)
Endoscopic skills (5 EC)
Click here for more detailed information on all courses of the first year.
During the Surgical Skills course, students of the Technical Medicine program learn how to anesthetise and suture in the simulated hospital environment of the TechMed Centre. Read the full article.
The second and third year consist of clinical internships, four 10-week internships in the second year and a full year Master's thesis and internship in the third year. Students will apply, deepen and integrate the acquired knowledge and expertise in a clinical context, including further training of various clinical skills.
After graduation, the Technical Physician can be officially registered in the BIG register for healthcare providers.