MEDT4160 - Medical Imaging Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

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 will provide a foundational understanding of physical phenomena, mathematical modelling, and algorithms used in medical imaging.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation exercises, demonstrations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For re-sit examinations, the written examination must be completed over again.Postponed/repeated exams may be oral.

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 beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTK4160 7.5 01.09.2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Applied Geophysics - Seismics
  • Medical Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ocean-wave Physics
  • Mathematics/Communication Theory
  • Applied Optics
  • Telecommunications
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Biophysics and Medical Technology
  • Optics
  • Mathematics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-03

Submission 2020-12-03

Release 15:00

Submission 19:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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