Image Acquisition Methods
Oliver Vogel, Prof. Joachim Weickert
Winter Term 2010 / 2011
Lectures (2h) –
4 credit points (computer science; visual computing)
3 credit points (mathematics)
Lectures: Wednesday 16-18 c.t., Building E1.1, Room 3.06
First lecture: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Registration was open from
Wed, Oct. 20, 2010, 18:00h until Wed, Nov. 03, 2010, 18:00h.
Entrance requirements –
Assessments / Exams –
The results for the second exam are now online.
The course is designed as a supplement for image processing lectures,
to be attended before, after or parallel to them.
Participants shall understand
- what are digital images
- how they are acquired
- what they encode and what they mean
- which limitations are introduced by the image acquisition.
This knowledge will be helpful in selecting adequate methods for
processing image data arising from different methods.
Basic mathematics courses are recommended.
Understanding English is necessary.
A broad variety of image acquisition methods is described, including
imaging by virtually all sorts of electromagnetic waves, acoustic
imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and more. While medical imaging
methods play an important role, the overview is not limited to them.
Starting from physical foundations, description of each image
acquisition method extends via aspects of technical realisation to
mathematical modelling and representation of the data.
The first written exam will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2010
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in building E1.3, lecture hall 003.
The second exam will take place on Monday, April 4, 2010
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in building E1.3, lecture hall 003.
These are closed book exams.
If you have been registered for this class, you may participate in both
exams, and the better grades counts.
The grades for the both written exams are now available!
The following thresholds were applied to determine the grades:
- 1.0 : 32 - 31 points
- 1.3 : 30 - 29
- 1.7 : 28 - 27
- 2.0 : 26 - 25
- 2.3 : 24 - 24
- 2.7 : 23 - 22
- 3.0 : 21 - 20
- 3.3 : 19 - 19
- 3.7 : 18 - 17
- 4.0 : 16 - 15
- 5.0 : 14 - 0
The results of the first exam can be queried via our online query form.
The results of the second exam can be queried via our online query form.
If you wish to inspect your exam send an email to
Oliver Vogel to make an appointment.
B. Jähne, H. Haußecker, P. Geißler, editors,
Handbook of Computer Vision and its Applications.
Volume 1: Sensors and Imaging.
Academic Press, San Diego 1999.
The Physics of Medical Imaging.
Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol 1988.
C. L. Epstein,
Introduction to the Mathematics of Medical Imaging.
Pearson, Upper Saddle River 2003.
Theory of Remote Image Formation.
Cambridge University Press, 2005.
A. C. Kak, M. Slaney,
Principles of Computerized Tomographic Imaging.
SIAM, Philadelphia 2001.
Articles from journals and conferences.
Further references will be given during the lecture.
Participants of the course can download the lecture materials here