TTK4165 - Signal Processing in Ultrasound 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

The course includes the use of signal theory and signal processing in ultrasound imaging. The main focus is medical applications, but also technical applications in aquaculture, oil and gas will be covered.

Learning outcome

- Mathematical model for pulse-echo imaging systems based on signals in space and time.
- Spatial/temporal resolution; effects of limited bandwidth and sampling.
- Description of dynamic images by multi-dimensional Fourier analysis.
- Practical reconstruction algorithms for 2D and 3D imaging.
- Use of grayscale / color graphic representation of dynamic image information.
- Estimation of power spectrum and autocorrelation applied to ultrasonic Doppler signals.

- Numerical simulations, visualization, and presentation of results in Matlab.
- Data acquisition and storage of medical image data.
- Implementation of signal processing methods in Matlab.

General skills:
- Use of imaging technology in modern medicine
- Communication in interdisciplinary projects

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory demonstrations, computer exercises, paper exercises. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. 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.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, and signal processing

Course materials

Textbook and/or lecture notes will be announced at start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MEDT4165 7.5 2017-09-01
SIE3067 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2017-05-31 09:00 Hall A
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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