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Physics of X-rays

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

About the course

The course deals with equipment and methods for X-ray diagnostics, primarily for clinical applications, and provides training in optimizing and controlling such equipment.
The course covers techniques and methods in for instance conventional  x-ray diagnostics, computer tomography, image quality and patient dose optimization. Furthermore, description of image delivery systems with scattering and transfer functions, Fourier transformation and digital image processing is discussed. The course includes a compulsory laboratory part.

Application and eligibility

Physics of X-rays, 7.5 credits

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


4 December 2024


19 January 2025

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: Access to the course requires at least 90 credits including the courses Medical orientation 5 ECTS or Medicine for engineers 6 ECTS, Measurement methods and radiation detectors 7.5 ECTS alternatively Industrial radiation physics 7.5 ECTS or equivalent knowledge. English A/6 and Swedish for basic eligibility for university studies if the education is given in Swedish.



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:
Pia Grahn