MEDT8012 - Ultrasound Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course will give a thorough introduction to medical ultrasound technology with a signal processing approach.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student:
1 Is familiar with mathematical modeling of pulse-echo systems.
2 Understands beam forming and arrays.
3 Has basic knowledge of image formation of 2D and 3D images.
4 Understands the relationship between bandwidth, sampling and resolution in space and time.
5 Knows how to estimate power spectrum and auto correlation of Doppler signals from dynamic objects.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory demonstrations, computer exercises, paper exercises. The students will individually prepare and teach parts of the curriculum.

The course is held in a compact form with 6 full days spread over two gatherings. If there is less than 5 students, the students will follow the lectures in the master course TTK4165, with lectures every week.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory 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

Admission requirements: Master's Degree of Science or technology or equivalent education. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Thomas L. Szabo, "Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: Inside Out"
Bjørn Angelsen, “Ultrasound Imaging, Waves, Signals, and Signal Processing”

Additional scientific papers and lecture notes will be provided at the course.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
  • * 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.