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Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound Imaging

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

The course starts with nuclear magnetic resonance physics, including how to manipulate and detect signal from the nuclear spins and how that can be utilized to create an imaging system - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  After that we continue by studying the technical aspects of an MRI scanner and its main components such as the main magnet, the gradients and the RF-system.

Deviations from the ideal functionality of the scanner components and consequences of these are studied to give an understanding of common artifacts and to give tools to reduce these. The course also include image reconstruction and how the design of pulse sequences affect the image contrast. The most important types of MRI sequences such as gradient echo and spin echo are studied in detail, while more specialized sequences such as those used for diffusion weighted imaging, spectroscopy and flow measurements are treated more superficially. Techniques used for speeding up MRI are also studied. 
An introduction to ultrasound imaging is included in the course. Here we study ultrasound physics and how the imaging system is constructed. Generation of ultrasound, pulse-echo methods and Doppler techniques are also included. 

Application and eligibility

Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound Imaging, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 September 2024


31 October 2024

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

University: At least 90 ECTS credits including the course Quantum Physics 4.5 ECTS, or Quantum Physics B (7.5 credits)
or corresponding. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/6. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Contactperson for the course is:
Anders Garpebring