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Course module: BMB502417
Programming for Medical Imaging
Course info
Course codeBMB502417
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Medical Imaging;
Contact persondr. H.J. Kuijf
Contactperson for the course
dr. H.J. Kuijf
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (20/08/2018 to 17/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Remark10 Sep - 9 Nov 2018. Please apply via the Study guide.
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
After completing the course the student:
  1. is able to create a computer program using C++, and ITK
  2. can debug source code and fix issues
  3. has understanding on how source code affects computer execution and memory
  4. has knowledge on algorithms and data structures for medical image processing.
Period (from – till): 10 September - 9 November 2018
Course coordinator: Dr. Hugo Kuijf
Dr. Hugo Kuijf, UMC Utrecht/Imaging Division, lecturer Koen Vincken, UMC Utrecht/Imaging Division, lecturer
Renée Allebrandi, MA (course registration)

Course description
In the area of medical imaging, it is necessary to create computer programs to process and analyse image data. This course deals with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of working with (large) image datasets.
Students will learn how to write source code and create a computer program to process medical images efficiently. This includes debugging and problem solving.
Course includes algorithms and data structures used in medical image analysis. Modern programming techniques are used, paying attention to efficient computer instructions and memory usage.

  •  Written exam: 60%
  • Two computer assignments: 40%
The weights indicated above are applied to calculate the final mark. To pass the course the grade for each component must be a 5.0 or higher and the final mark must be an unrounded 5.5 or higher
Literature/study material used
MANDATORY, book will be actively used during the course: Programming Principles and Practice Using C++”, Bjarne Stroustrup, ISBN: 9780321992789 MANDATORY will be used throughout the entire course
Microsoft Visual Studio (free community edition)
ITK Software Guide (PDF: )

At least 2 weeks before start of the course via the Study guide.
Yes, for MIMG students.

Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:

Prerequisite knowledge:
Basic computer skills
Entry requirements
Required materials
Instructional formats
Computer practical

Individual assignment




Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

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