FYS9761 – CT- and X-ray Diagnostic Techniques

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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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

An introduction to x-ray based equipment used for medical diagnostics at hospitals; common x-ray photography, screening and intervension, and computed tomography (CT). Particular emphasis will be put on methods for measurements, calculations and validations of radiation doses and digital picture analyses. The course will provide the necessary knowledge to working as a medical physicist within the field of x-ray diagnostics according to Norwegian legislation on Radiation and Radiation protection dated Oct. 29, 2010.

Learning outcome

The following competence should be achieved:

  • Know the principles for the construction and operation of x-ray based radiological equipment and CT.
  • Being able to explain basic principled for imaging and image reconstruction techniques of x-ray based equipment and CT.
  • Know the different diagnostic applications for the instruments and techniques in common usage.
  • Know the basic principles for optimization of exposures with respect to radiation doses and image quality
  • To be able to perform quality validation of x-ray based diagnostic equipment and CT, and discuss result by way of a written report.

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.

FYS-KJM4710 – Radiation and radiation dosimetry (continued)/FYS4711 – Radiation and Dosimetry

Overlapping courses


10 lectures. 2x4 hours laboratory exercises at Oslo University hospital (mandatory). Time will be reserved for colloquia and problem solving exercises.

Two extensive laboratory / project reports has to be handed in.

The lectures will be completed as intensive lectures over a period of 4 weeks, finishing with an oral exam. 


Final oral exam.  

The two extensive laboratory / project reports will receive an approved/not approved, and has to be approved to qualify for the final exam.

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: FYS4761 – CT- and X-ray Diagnostic Techniques

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

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. 25, 2020 10:12:05 AM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)

This course will not be offered in the spring semester of 2020.