Medical Imaging is a technology-oriented research Master’s programme that prepares the student for a career in research in the field of medical imaging in the broadest sense, including the physics behind medical imaging acquisition, medical image analysis and applications in science, in the clinic and in industry.
In this programme, which is offered in close collaboration between UMC Utrecht/Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), exact sciences, engineering and life sciences come together. It combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, and clinical medicine to provide students with the opportunity to attain a high level of knowledge and skills in various areas of medical imaging, such as image acquisition physics, quantitative image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, and image-guided interventions.
The programme starts with Introducing Life Sciences, a mandatory introduction week for all Master’s students of the GSLS.
Research and career prospects
This programme results in a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Life Sciences. Alumni can pursue a career in research institutes or industry, in both theoretical and application-oriented fields. Possible positions are researcher or developer with, for example, Philips Healthcare, the Netherlands Cancer Institute or the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO. Becoming a PhD candidate is another option for graduates. Once you have obtained a PhD degree, you can either continue your career in academia or switch to industry.
Relations and more information
The programme is offered in close collaboration between the Imaging Division of the University Medical Center Utrecht and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). This collaboration tops a solid technological basis with strong links to research performed in a clinical setting. This allows you not only to learn about state-of-the-art medical imaging technology, but also to actually work with systems from an impressive range of imaging platforms available in the UMC Utrecht and TU/e.
*Since 2018-2019, Introducing Life Sciences, together with the Life Sciences Seminars and Navigation Towards Personal Excellence, is part of the course Life Sciences Academy.