LF DRAD Radiology - Imaging Methods
Name in Czech: Radiology - Imaging Methods
doctoral combined specialized
Included in the programme: LF D-ZOBR_A Imaging Methods and Medical Physics

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

Obtaining sufficient results and preparing the dissertation in the phase where these results can be presented.
Obtaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the subject of Radiology, Nuclear Medicene or Medical Physics, focusing on the topic of dissertation.
Obtaining the knowledge of
statistical data processing
the basis of the methodology of scientific work
basics of scanning and processing of major types of biosignals
the basics of processing digitized image information.
The State Doctoral Exam consists of an Examining Board.
A necessary prerequisite for the submission of the final state doctoral examination application is the fulfilment of all the requirements determined by the doctoral board. At the latest, on the date of submitting the application, the student must submit the doctoral thesis statements (if they are determined by the decision of the doctoral board). The state doctoral examination will then proceed within one year after the submission of the application. Commonly, a part of the state doctoral examination is the discussion regarding the statements of the doctoral thesis, unless stated otherwise by the doctoral board or doctoral committee.
The state doctoral examination and the defense of the doctoral thesis are carried out according to the MU SZŘ, Articles 31, 32 and 33.
Doctoral studies are completed by writing the dissertation thesis and its defense. The following study and research duties must be fulfilled before defense of the dissertation.
The preparation of the dissertation includes especially participation in educational events, literature studies, preparation of an own project, work on an own project, data collection, sample processing, lecture presentation and clinical practice.
Partial results of the dissertation are presented in clinical seminars.
The formal requirements for the dissertation are modified according to directive of the dean Nařízení děkana LF MU 3/2013 s platností od 1. 10. 2013 is.muni.cz/do/med/uredni_deska/pravni_normy/smernice_dekana/2013/3-2013-smerniceLFMU_disertacni_prace_final.pdf

Requirements of the study

The basis of the doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the MU is the procedural pursuit of preparation of the doctoral thesis in close and regular interaction with the tutor and supplemented by the faculty-wide applicable terms for completing the postgraduate studies.

Before the defence of the doctoral thesis is performed, the following conditions need to be met:

- fulfil the requirements of the given individual study plan

- complete at least 5 fields of study courses of a common basis

The common courses encompass the stated fields of scientific knowledge and capabilities. They can be completed as a part of the organised courses at the MU (with cooperation with CEITEC, Faculty of Science, etc.) or through the analogical external courses (e.g. The Course in the Fundamentals of Research Work Administered by the CAS).


1. Scientific Information, medicine based on evidence (e.g. the Medicine Based on Scientific Proof course)

2. Ethical and legal aspects of research (e.g. the Bio-medicinal Research Ethics, Law, Ethics and Philosophy in Science courses)

3. Organisation of research projects and clinical trials (e.g. the Planning, Organisation and Evaluation of Clinical Studies courses)

4. Data analysis (e.g. the Analysis of Clinical Data courses)

5. Publication, presentation and grant-related skills (e.g. the Art of Research and Scientific Writing courses)

6. Computer Network User

- complete at least 4 subject-area courses (within the competence of the doctoral board)

- meet the publication activity requirements at least in the specified range (see below)

- undergo an internship abroad (with the duration of at least one month), alternatively participate in an international project (attendance at the regular project team meetings is mandatory)

- present original data at an international conference

- submit the doctoral thesis

- pass the final state doctoral examination

-acquire the total amount of 240 credits over the course of studies (in case the MU study and examination regulations change, the credit system may be bypassed at the discretion of the doctoral board).

The participation in teaching can then only reach the maximum of 150 hours/4 years
An indicative list of the elective courses: PACS and digital documentation processing foundations (3D reconstructions, virtual radiology), the Application of Contrasting Agents in Radiological Imaging Methods and Ultrasounds - Summary and Latest Trends, MR Imaging Technologies Foundations, Medical and Paramedical Biophysics, Experiments in Interventional Radiology, Functional MRI, PET-MR, Molecular Imaging and Pathologically-Radiologic Correlations in Oncology, The Preparation of Radiology Presentations
For the doctoral students, individual lectures and seminars relevant to the latest issues of the discipline will be hosted at the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Clinic of the MU.
The individual lectures will be hosted by renowned experts in the discipline, and the attendance is mandatory.
Furthermore, the attendance at the academic seminars of the Czech Radiological Society of the CMS JEP is also mandatory for doctoral students.
They will also be provided with the opportunities to attend training workshops relevant to their doctoral thesis topic.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of bile ducts
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/w9774/

Multifactorial analysis of pediatric patients with Klippel-Treanunay syndrome
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/krm33/

The use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in classification of renal cystic lesions
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/brd0b/

Whole body magnetic resonance imaging and its use in clinical practise
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/nm2aa/

Bone Scintigraphy and SPECT/CT in the Diagnosis of Bone Metastases and Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head of Adult
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/syqew/

Role of MR spectroscopy in high-grade glioma recurrence diagnostics
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/tvyt4/

Recommended progress through the study plan


The study plan does not contain any courses.