FRM9240 – Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiopharmaceuticals and Medical Imaging

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

The course will provide a broad overview medical imaging with emphasis on positron emission tomography and diagnostic pharmaceuticals used in the field of imaging.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you will have knowledge about:

  • Principals of the commonly used medical imaging modalites with emphasis on PET and computettomography (CT), MRI, SPECT and ultrasound.
  • Clinical use of the modalites
  • Contrast agents (radoopharmaceuticals and non-radioactive radoopharmaceuticals) used within the modalities
  • Quality control og radoopharmaceuticals and regulation
  • Principals for development of radiopharmaceuticals
  • Production of PET radioisotopes and PET radiopharmaceuticaks
  • Therapheutical use of radiopharmaceuticals (Teranostics)
  • Familiarize yourself with scientific material and convey your knowledge in oral form

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

A 5-year masterdegree in a relevant topic.

Overlapping courses


  • 25 hours of lectures and demonstrations
  • 5 hours of group exercises
  • give a mini seminar on a given topic (20-30 minutes)

Participation in demonstrations, group exercises and give a mini seminar is mandatory.

The course may be cancelled if the number of enrolled students are low.


Oral examination.

Admittance to examination requires approved participation in demonstrations and group exercises, and passed mini seminar.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:

Examination support material

As of 1 August, 2016, the use of own calculators is no longer permitted. Casio FX-991EX calculators are handed out to all exam candidates at the beginning of the exam.

Language of examination

Norwegian (English on demand).

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 24, 2020 11:13:40 PM

Facts about this course


The course is last held autumn 2020


Examination is last held autumn 2022

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)