This course is about medical imaging and how it can be applied to study the human body in health and disease. The course deals with various methods that are common in both clinical practice and in medical research to study organ function and detect diseases. The course introduces general image properties and common reconstruction and analysis techniques. The course then deals with the four major imaging modalities: X-ray / computed tomography, nuclear medicine with emphasis on positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For each imaging modality, an overview of the instrumentation and relevant physics theory is given. A significant part of the course is devoted to algorithms used in the analysis of medical images. Computer laboratories for medical image analysis provide relevant practical experience with methods to facilitate the interpretation of collected data. The course is given in English.
The course consists of two parts: Module 1, theoretical work, 5 credits Module 2, laboratory work, 2.5 credits
The course's laboratory work is based on real challenges in medical image processing, taken from ongoing research projects at the department. The emphasis of the laboratories is on image analysis.
At least 90 ECTS, of which 20 ECTS in physics, 5 ECTS in statistics and 5 ECTS in basic programming. Proficiency in English A/6 to meet the general entry requirements for higher studies in Sweden.
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.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service is in Swedish.
Notification of admission will be sent in end of May.
Contact the department for more information.
Application deadline is
17 April 2023. 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.