MEDT4165 - Signal Processing in Ultrasound Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 80/100 4 hours D
Approved exercises 20/100 ALLE

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.

Learning methods and activities

Semester-based lectures through the whole semester. Lectures, laboratory demonstrations, exercises. Mandatory exercises: There are 8 exercises that must be approved to be allowed to take the final exam. The midterm exercise counts as one exercise. Approved exercises are valid until the end of the next year of study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade earned in the course. This portfolio comprises a written final examination (80%) and the exercises (20%). The exercises count only if they have a positive effect on the final grade. The result for each of the constituent parts is given in %- points, while the grade for the whole portfolio (course grade) is given as a letter grade. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. For re-sit examinations, the written examination must be completed over again. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral. The exercises count only if they have a positive effect on the final grade. In case of an appeal, only the written exam will be assessed again. You are allowed to retake the exam with approved exercises from the last year of study. In this case, the exam will count 100%.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basic understanding of mathematics, physics, and signal processing.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTK4165 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • ICT and Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Medical Physics
  • Medical Computer Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Biophysics and Medical Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Engineering Cybernetics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 80/100 D 2022-05-16 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved exercises 20/100 ALLE
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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