spring 2010
FYS-8024 Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging - 10 ECTS

Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging
The course is administrated by
Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi
Type of course
The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study programme, also to exchange students and free-movers.
Recommended prerequisites
FYS-2008 Measurement techniques, FYS-2010 Digital image processing
Course contents
The course will examine various imaging techniques including X-Ray, ultrasound, nuclear, MRI, microwave, and optical techniques. Emphasis will be put on the underlying physics and the technical mechanisms for image generation. It will be shown how images are formed and how various types of information are extracted. Specific imaging techniques presented in the course include medical ultrasound, mammography, MRI functional imaging, IR-thermography, CT, UWB EM radar, and passive microwave radiometry.
Objective of the course
The main purpose of this course is to present an overview of well established biomedical imaging systems and their image interpretation.
Language of instruction and examination
The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.
Teaching methods
Lectures: 45 hours
Project work and supervision: 30 hours
Assessment methods
Portfolio assessment of a project assignment counting about 40 % and a final oral examination counting about 60 %. All modules in the portfolio are assessed as a whole and one combined grade is given.

Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F.

Coursework requirements:
Access to the final examination requires submission of project assignment.

Re-sit examination (section 22):
There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course.

Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21):
Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination for the module in question. Both postponed project assignment and postponed oral examination are arranged during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester.

New ordinary examination (section 25):
A new ordinary examination in the teaching-free semester is not offered.

See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the University of Tromsø for more information.
Date for examination
Muntlig eksamen:
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.
Muntlig eksamen
Course overlap
FYS-3024 Biomedical Instrumentation and Imaging 10
Recommended reading/syllabus
Syllabus and reading list are available in Fronter, or by contacting the teacher or the student adviser.

Lectures Spring 2010
First attendance Tue 12th of January 13:15 - Auroral Observatory AUD
Lectures Prof. Svein Ketil Jacobsen
Project work Organization of the project work will be announced later.

Prof. Svein Ketil Jacobsen
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  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: FYS-8024
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