Clinical Imaging Science (CIS)
This program is especially designed for physicians who plan to train for radiology or nuclear medicine. However, it is also open to physicians from other departments who are scientifically or clinically interested in imaging science.
Besides the basic knowledge required for independent scientific work, current knowledge of modern imaging methods in nuclear medicine and radiology will be taught, including molecular imaging. Understanding of technical backgrounds, the ability to plan an independent and focused project, and the application of available methods and their post-processing are components of the three-year curriculum. In addition to the diagnostic applications of imaging techniques, their use in planning minimally-invasive-, interventional procedures is taught.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate should possess the following skills and knowledge:
– Independent application of the different imaging and molecular methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography, ultrasound, digital radiography-/-fluoroscopy, positron emission tomography, or single-photon emission computed tomography. The full range of application, including that exceeding clinical practice, should be familiar. In the case of MRI, this includes structural imaging, imaging of movements, e.g., the heart in a macroscopic or diffusion-weighted imaging at a microscopic level, as well as MR spectroscopy or functional MRI.
– Independent utilization of post-processing methods for different modalities.
– Knowledge of imaging methods applicable for animal studies.
– Substantial knowledge about existent intravascular contrast agents and tracers.