MEDT4165 - Signal Processing in Ultrasound Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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.

Learning outcome


  • Know basic signal processing, FIR-filter design and application
  • Know the physics of ultrasound propagation and scattering relevant for signal processing
  • Understand the use of grayscale / color graphic representation of dynamic image information
  • Know the mathematical model for pulse-echo imaging systems based on signals in space and time
  • Know the effects of limited bandwidth and sampling on spatial and temporal resolution
  • Know the ultrasound signal processing chain from transmitted signal to displayed image
  • Know techniques for image formation
  • Describe dynamic images using multi-dimensional Fourier analysis
  • Estimate power spectrum and autocorrelation from ultrasonic Doppler signals


  • Ultrasound acquisition design and parameter optimization
  • Produce ultrasound images from raw channel data
  • Estimate blood flow velocities using ultrasound recordings
  • Perform numerical simulations, visualization, and presentation of results in Matlab

General knowledge:

  • Programming and practical signal processing
  • Be able to evaluate tradeoffs and justify design choices
  • Use technical and precise language.

Learning methods and activities

Semester-based lectures through the whole semester. Lectures, laboratory exercises, programming and theoretical exercises. Mandatory exercises: 8 out of 12 exercises 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

The written exam counts 100% of the final grade. During the course, 12 exercises will be given, of which 8 need to be approved in order to take the exam. An exercise is approved if the score is higher than 50%. You are allowed to retake the exam with approved exercises from the last year of study. Re-sit examination is arranged as an oral exam in august.

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 2024

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-06-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 19
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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