FYS-MED4750 – Medical Imaging

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Course content

A comprehensive overview of all major diagnostic modalities used in radiology and nuclear medicine. The course provides an introduction to both clinical and technical aspects and covers applications in all the major organ systems: brain, heart, abdomen and muscle-skeleton. An introduction to ongoing research and new developments in the different modalities and techniques will be given. The course will be given by a multi-disciplinary group of lecturers with background in clinical radiology, nuclear medicine, informatics, medical physics and radiation protection.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the participants will have a basic understanding in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of basic principles for medsical imaging based using advanced image modalities: MRI, CT, Ultrasound and PET-CT
  • Knowledge of data analysis, image processing and post processing techniques for the different modalities
  • Knowledge of technological similarities and differences between the different modalities and choice of equipment for different clinical applications
  • Knowledge of ionizing radiation related risks and radiation protection principles in medical imaging
  • Knowledge of new applications and technology trends for the different modalities


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


The course is organized as full day teaching over 8 days (2 x 4 days). The participants must have time for literature studies and take home exercises after study period 1.

Course administration:

Professor Atle Bjørnerud and Associate professor Anne Catrine Trægde Martinsen, The Physics institute, UiO and The Intervention Centre, Oslo University hospital.


Access to teaching

The course is ment for students on the Medical Student Research Program (Forskerlinjen) and students on the master programme in Physics.


A take-home examination will be given to all students at the end of the course.

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

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

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.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every other autumn starting 2016

The course will not be offered in the autumn term of 2020.



Every other autumn starting 2016

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