Special course in Information Science II (4 ov, L)

Biomedical Image Analysis, Spring 2005

Place: Seminar room T4 in T-building
Time: Thursdays 14 - 16, starting on January 27
Language: English
Credit points: 4
D.Sc. (Tech) Ricardo Vigário
D.Sc. (Tech) Jaakko Särelä
Web page: http://www.cis.hut.fi/Opinnot/T-61.182/

Seminar course description

The course will follow the book "Biomedical Image Analysis", by Rangaraj M. Rangayyan. It was first published in December 2004 by CRC Press.

The goal of the seminar is to give an overview of some of the main biomedical image processing techniques. Topics range from artifact removal and image enhancement to pattern classification and diagnostic decision. Depending on the number of students, the course may cover a wider or shorter version of the book. Its table of contents can be found in here.


You need only the basic knowledge about probability and statistics, matrix algebra, and algorithms in order to follow the course. Basic neurophysiology and signal processing knowledge are a welcomed plus. The first lectures will be used to cover the necessary background.

Requirements for passing the course

To pass the course with 4 credits, you have to, at least

  • Participate actively
  • Attend, at least, 70% of the lectures
  • In a team of two (preferably from different backgrounds) keep a presentation of some part of the book (~1 hour)
    • Put the transparencies available on the internet in advance to the lecture (latest on Tuesday evening)
    • Transparencies and any handout should be in Powerpoint or PDF
  • Prepare two home exercises (the book has some) and give their solutions the week after your presentation.
  • Serve as an opponent when someone else is giving his/her talk
  • Enough correctly solved home exercises
  • Carry out one small project, and write a brief report of it (e.g., using a 4-6 page article-like structure).


Ricardo Vigário and Jaakko Särelä

Friday, 20-Jan-2006 15:04:32 EET