Imaging techniques for biomedical applications

A.Y. 2018/2019
Overall hours
FIS/01 FIS/07
Learning objectives
To acquire the diffusion-MRI and the functional-MRI techniques. Basic properties of nanomagnetic particles and their applications to medicine.
To acquire know-how in the synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructures and in techniques of microscopy and spectroscopy applied at the nanoscale.
Expected learning outcomes
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
I part - A. Lascialfari
History of magnetism in medicine. Recalls of MRI principles. Images reconstruction. Functional MRI. Diffusion-MRI. Nanomagnetism and magnetic techniques. MRI contrast agents. Magnetic transport (in biological systems). Magnetic hyperthermia in medicine. Hyperthermic agents.

II part - C. Lenardi
Method of synthesis of nanoparticles for controlled biomolecules release (drug delivery).
Growth of nanostructures: bottom-up and top-down approaches for applications in biology (protein and cell arrays). Electron microscopy SEM and TEM. AFM Microscopy. X-rays spectro-microscopy. Bioimaging techniques with fluorescent probes: 2-photons confocal microscopy, STED, FRET, FRAP, TIRF. Lab-on-chip and Cell-on-chip systems for biomedical applications.
FIS/01 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS - University credits: 0
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 0
Lessons: 42 hours