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Physics of Diagnostic Radiology

In the course you will learn about the production of x-rays and optima radiation quality for different types of diagnostic investigations. You study methods to optimize image quality- absorbed dose and different imaging detection methods are image processing.

In the course different experts will provide lectures and seminars about different types of diagnostic investigations such as tomography, mammography and dental X-ray. Legal and practical aspects of the role of the medical radiation physicists within diagnostic radiology are covered in the course.

  • Course structure

    This is an advanced full-time course given during the daytime. The course is included in the Master`s Programme in Medical Physics.


    The course consists of the following parts:

    • Theory, 6 credits
    • Supervised vocational training practice, 3 credits
    • Clinical laboratory work, 1.5 credits

    Teaching format

    The course consists of lectures, seminars, clinical laboratory work and supervised vocational training practice.


    The theory part of the course is assessed through a written home exam as well as an oral exam. The supervised vocational training practice is assessed through individual performative examination documented in a VFU-report. The clinical laboratory work is assessed by written and oral laboratory reports.


    Jan Lindström


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 3rd ed Bushberg, J T., Seibert, J. A, Boone, J M., Leidholdt Jr., E M, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2011. ISBN: 9780781780575

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator and teacher:
    Jan Lindström, e-mail:


    Academic advisor at the Department of Physics:

    Student office: