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Imaging Modalities and Processing (IMP)

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Université Paris Descartes

The Imaging Modalities and Processing (IMP) track provides robust training to engineers, scientists, and physicians in the domain of medical and biological imaging modalities and image processing methodologies for computer-based data extraction and interpretation, and for diagnosis, as well as for their innovative uses in novel applications, such as therapeutic treatments, laser surgery, and in-vivo optical screening.

Subtrack courses
UE 3.7b – Optical imaging – level 2
UE 3.8b – Acoustics & electromagnetics for imaging
UE 3.9b – Medical image analysis  – leve
UE 3.10b - Tissue optics and laser interactions
UE 3.11 - Core courses
UE 3.12 - Elective courses of IMH or IMP tracks
IMP courses provide students with solid technical training in the physics of medical imaging modalities, technologies involved in various acquisition systems, and image processing methods for the extraction of anatomical and biological information. There is a special focus on the quantification of image-based information and image-based modeling of biological and anatomical structures.


Teaching is mainly provided by engineering faculty, researchers, and physicians working in radiology who are highly familiar with technical innovations related to computational methods, imaging systems, and innovative therapies.   A wide network of research laboratories at ParisTech and Paris-Descartes partner establishments affords students access to industrial and experimental imaging systems and acquire training in handling of such systems.

The training offered in the IMP track will qualify students for employment in the broad biomedical imaging sector, which includes industrial manufacturing (whole-body scanners and microscopic systems), image-processing software editing, and R&D departments that use biomedical image processing tools (e.g., pharmaceutical and cosmetic groups), or to pursue study towar a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, computer science, physics, and medical science.  Medical students will acquire training in biomedical imaging that will enable them to manipulate a wide variety of screening modalities and to master image processing tools for clinical research.



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Université Paris Descartes
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