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Imaging Methods in Medicine

The doctoral (Ph.D.) degree program entitled "Imaging Methods in Medicine" covers various qualitative and quantitative methods of image analysis in biology and medicine. Research and the development of new imaging techniques and procedures, as well as the analysis, processing, and interpretation of data, are also emphasized. The degree program is closely related to molecular biology, molecular imaging, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology and many other fundamental and clinical fields of biomedicine. The standard length of study is three years.

Courses rendered by the Field Board of Imaging Methods in Medicine:
B90189 Vybrané kapitoly zobrazování v lékařství (Selected chapters of imaging methods in medicine)

Study obligations
The basic study obligation of the doctorand is his/her own research set in the ISP, approved by the Field Board. The study also introduces to the student the areas that are not the subject of his/her research and the basics of the scientific work. It broadens the horizon of knowledge and helps in acquiring the practical habits. In the course of study the student must succesfully complete at least two courses, (three courses are recommended). Given the extent of the program courses of other Field Boards, other doctoral programes in biomedicine, at AV ČR departments or even at institutions abroad can also be taken (if agreed ex ante with the Field Board).

The list of basic recommended (optional) courses:
1) Vybrané kapitoly zobrazování v lékařství (OR Zobrazovací metody v lékařství)
2) Statistika v biomedicínském výzkumu (OR Biomedicínská informatika)
3) Mikroskopické metody v biomedicíně (OR Vývojová a buněčná biologie)
4) Novinky v biomedicínském výzkumu (OR Biochemie a patobiochemie)
5) Základy lékařských věd pro studenty z nelékařských oborů (OR Fyziologie a patofyziologie člověka)
6) Biofyzikální metody v medicíně (OR Lékařská biofyzika)

Other study obligations
- internationally recognized English exam (FCE, TOEFL, IELTS) according to the propositions of Institute of History of Medicine and the Foreign Languages
- at least two (recommended are three) publications of partial results of the research in the rewieved journals with impact factor, at least in one publication the doctorand must be the first (or corresponding) author, other publication in scientific journals
- presentation of results at scientific conferences
- study placement abroad is recommended

State doctoral examination
During the exam the students must demonstrate detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the field of imaging methods in general as well as the topics direcly related to the topic of his/her dissertation. One exam question is always general from the topcis listed below. The recommeded literature to the State Doctoral Examination is specifically related to the topic of the dissertation work.

Topic areas to the State doctoral exam:
1. general overview of the imaging methods in medicine, their principles, benefits, disadvantages, possible side effects (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student).
2. basic techniques of imaging methods in medicine (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student).
3. indications and algorithms of imaging methods in medicine (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student).
4. new trends, special applications, development and perspectives of imaging methods in medicine (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student).
5. problems of courses completed by the student (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student).
6. basics of the digital image processing in medicine (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student) – viz literatura.
7. basics of scientific work and statistics (related to the topic of the dissertation of the student).
8. scientific and professional profile of the student, experience from scientific work, topic of the dissertation in preparation, preliminary and final results

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