TTK4160 - Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Wave equation for acoustic fields. Solution in one and three dimensions. Approximations for long wavelengths (Poisson's equation) and short wave lengths (ray theory). Ultrasound transducers and beam forming. Scattering of ultrasound from soft tissue. Modelling of ultrasound imaging. The Doppler effect from moving scatterers. Measurement and imaging of blood velocities and contraction in the heart muscle. Wave equation for electromagnetic (EM) fields. Fields from active biological EM sources like neuro and muscle cells. Determination of sources from field measurements (Inverse problem). Optical measurements and imaging. X-Ray computer tomography. Magnetic resonance imaging of soft tissue.

Learning outcome

The course shall gives fundamental knowledge about physical phenomena, mathematical modelling, and algorithms used in medical imaging.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation exercises, demonstrations. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MEDT4160 7.5 2017-09-01
SIE3065 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2016-12-07 09:00 E4 , K3
Summer KONT Written examination 100/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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