Development of educational image databases and e-books for medical physics training

S. Tabakov, V. C. Roberts, B. A. Jonsson, M. Ljungberg, C. A. Lewis, R. Wirestam, S. E. Strand, I. L. Lamm, F. Milano, A. Simmons, C. Deane, D. Goss, V. Aitken, A. Noel, J. Y. Giraud, S. Sherriff, P. Smith, G. Clarke, M. Almqvist, T. Jansson

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Medical physics education and training requires the use of extensive imaging material and specific explanations. These requirements provide an excellent background for application of e-Learning. The EU projects Consortia EMERALD and EMIT developed five volumes of such materials, now used in 65 countries. EMERALD developed e-Learning materials in three areas of medical physics (X-ray diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy). EMIT developed e-Learning materials in two further areas: ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. This paper describes the development of these e-Learning materials (consisting of e-books and educational image databases). The e-books include tasks helping studying of various equipment and methods. The text of these PDF e-books is hyperlinked with respective images. The e-books are used through the readers' own Internet browser. Each Image Database (IDB) includes a browser, which displays hundreds of images of equipment, block diagrams and graphs, image quality examples, artefacts, etc. Both the e-books and IDB are engraved on five separate CD-ROMs. Demo of these materials can be taken from

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-598
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Engineering and Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 2005


  • Medical physics education
  • Medical physics training
  • e-Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering


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