Ultrasound imaging (also known as diagnostic sonography, medical ultrasound, and ultrasonography) is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses ultrasound to see internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs. It is a relatively harmless, low cost and accessible imaging technique.
The free online course “Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside?” by the University of Twente is aimed at anyone interested in ultrasound imaging, its technological background, and its application in clinical practice. Medical students and professionals working with ultrasound might find this course useful as well.
The Content of the Ultrasound Imaging Course
This free online course is based on three major perspectives:
- Medical perspective: the use of ultrasound imaging for medical purposes;
- Technical perspective: the underlying technology of ultrasound imaging;
- Technical medical perspective: the application of technical knowledge of ultrasound to make better images.
After this course, you will have a good understanding of the technology of ultrasound imaging, and you can apply this knowledge in examples of ultrasound use in the clinic.
Participants are expected to have a pre-university level in mathematics and physics, an interest in ultrasound imaging, but it is not necessary to have an ultrasound device available.
Summary of Course Main Features:
- Educators: Wiendelt Steenbergen and Jordy van Zandwijk
- Duration: 6 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Started: 29 October 2018
- Certificates available