TFY4320 - Physics of Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Medical imaging modalities based on nuclear medicine (SPECT, PET), X-ray computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Theory for image formation, image noise, image reconstruction and image processing. Quality assurance of medical imaging diagnostics.

Learning outcome

The student acquires knowledge about physical priciples and methods used in medical diagnostics based on medical imaging. This includes being able to explain principles and implementations of computed tomography (CT) based on the use of nuclear medicine, roentgen X-rays, and magnetic resonance. The student can explain different forms of imaging by ultrasound, and how such imaging is principally different from CT-based imaging.
The student acquires skills in evaluating performance parameters, application areas, as well as advantages and disadvantages of different modalities of medical imaging.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory laboratory assignments or demonstrations. Teaching will be in English if students on international master programs are attending the course. When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to 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

Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition, Edited by M.A. Flower. Published by Taylor and Francis 2012. Some supplementary material.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY8918 7.5 2017-09-01
SIF4094 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

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