IN4010 – Acoustic Imaging

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

The topic is active acoustic imaging with an emphasis on medical ultrasound and sonar. The course focuses on fundamentals of acoustic propagation, beamforming, scattering, image formation, and imaging modes. Through simulations and theory, the principles of imaging from the generation and propagation of acoustic waves to the final images will be explained.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you:

  • understand basic theory of acoustic wave generation and propagation, and acoustic wave equations and simple solutions
  • understand the signal processing principles of acoustic imaging
  • can identify how properties of the imaging system and artefacts affect the images
  • understand imaging modes such as B-mode and Doppler, and how they apply to different medical imaging scenarios
  • understand sonar principles and applications
  • know how raw element data is processed to images and be able to write computer programs to do so

MAT1120 – Linear Algebra, INF1010 – Object oriented programming (continued)/IN1910 – Programming with Scientific Applications

IN3190 – Digital Signal Processing/IN4190 – Digital Signal Processing should be taken before or at the same time as this course.

Overlapping courses


3 hours of lectures and 1 hour of per week.

Mandatory assignments must be completed during the course. The assignments must be taken during the same semester. The mandatory assignments must be accepted prior to the exam. Rules for mandatory assignments.

Note that the first lecture is mandatory.


Four hours written or oral exam. The form of the exam will be announced at the first lecture. The mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.

Examination support material

2 handwritten A4 sheets with notes.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 30, 2022 9:23:21 AM

Facts about this course


The course is last held autumn 2020


Examination is last held autumn 2022

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)