Ultrasound imaging (also known as diagnostic sonography, 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 ultrasonography, 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 ultrasonography for medical purposes;
- Technical perspective: the underlying technology;
- Technical medical perspective: the application of technical knowledge to make better images.
After this course, you will be able to identify and comprehend the versatile use of clinical ultrasonography, explain how medical images are created with ultrasound, and apply technical background knowledge of ultrasound to improve patient care.
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
- Start Date: Available Now
- Certificates available