TFY4320 - Physics of Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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. Expected workload in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

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

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
SIF4094 7.5
FY8918 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
FY6025 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biophysics and Medical Technology
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C 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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