IN4010 – Acoustic Imaging
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Exams after the reopening
As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
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.
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
Recommended previous knowledge
- 6 credits overlap with IN3015 – Ultrasound Imaging.
- 6 credits overlap with IN4015 – Ultrasound Imaging.
- 4 credits overlap with INF5410 – Signal processing in space and time (continued).
- 4 credits overlap with INF9410 – Space-time signal processing (continued).
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.
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.