The integrated course is composed by two modules 5 credits each.
0962642 - METHODS FOR BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND COMPUTER AIDED SURGERY 
Biomedical Images - Prof. Giuseppe Baselli
Introduction: importance of 3D, multimodal, and functional imaging. Reconstruction from projection methods: 3D, numerical, statistical. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) principles and instrumentation. Non ideal factors and artefacts in MRI. In vivo MRI spectroscopy. MRI angiography. Diffusion weighted MRI and tractography. Functional MRI and statistical parametric mapping. Non linear and 3D echography. Cardiac imaging.
0962643 - METHODS FOR BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND COMPUTER AIDED SURGERY 
Computer Assisted Surgery - Prof. Guido Baroni
Design of Computer Asisted Surgery (CAS) systems. Pre-operative phase: 4-D imaging; methods for 2-D and 3-D segmentation; modelling and rendering of surfaces and volumes; Surgical simulation and planning: conventions for position and orientation representation; mapping and spatial transformations. Surgical robotics: kinematic chains; direct and inverse kinematic problem. Intra-operative phase: stereotactic surgery and image guided surgery. The registration problem: point-based registration; surface registration; acquisition and registration of intra-operative images; Target Registration Error. Surgical navigation. Management of organ motion events; methods of deformable registration. Example of applications in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, radiosurgery.
See also the detailed programs of the respective modules.
The correct mix of hours defined by the two lecturers is found in the detailed programs of the respective modules.
NOTE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/16
The course is held as usual in the 2nd semester. However, for organization problems, the 2nd modul (CAS) will preceed the 1st one (Imaging).