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Physics of X-rays

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The course provides knowledge of equipment and methods for diagnostic radiology, primarily for the clinical but also for industrial applications such as nondestructive testing, and provides training in how to optimize and control such equipment.
The course covers techniques and methods in conventional and digital radiology, computed tomography, as well as image quality and patient dose. Further imaging system are analysed with distribution- and transfer functions, Fourier transforms and digital image processing.
The course includes compulsory laboratory work.

Application and eligibility

Physics of X-rays, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 December 2022


15 January 2023

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: At least 90 ECTS credits including the courses Introductory Course in Medicine, 5 ECTS and Measurement Methods and Radiation Detectors, 7.5 ECTS or Industrial Radiation Physics, 7.5 ECTS, or corresponding. Profiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. 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



Application deadline was 19 April 2022. The application period is closed.

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