FYS-MED9750 – 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 taking 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
  • Knowledge on how to analyse and assess a scientific article



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.

To participate in this course, admission to a Ph.D programme at a Norwegian university or University college is necessary.  PhD candidates from other Norwegian institutions participating in the course may apply for a travel- and accommodation grant from MedIm - Norwegian Research School in Medical Imaging. Further information on these grants: www.medicalimaging.no


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Master of Science, Medical Doctors.


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

Course administartors:

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



Take-home exercise between part 1 and part 2 of the course. 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.

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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