MEDT8002 - Ultrasound Imaging
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2015/2016
Ultrasonic wave propagation and beam forming. Non-linear effects. Ultrasound probe technology for 2D and 3D imaging.
Resolution, contrast media, acoustic noise and imaging artefacts. Continuous and pulsed ultrasound for blood flow measuring. Hemodynamics and application in vascular medicine and cardiology. Color Doppler imaging and tissue Doppler imaging. Ultrasound strain and strain rate imaging. Ultrasound contrast media. Experimental imaging (high-frequency). Patient safety. Thermal and mechanical effects on human tissue. Software for vizualisation and analysis of 2D and 3D ultrasound data. Overview of applications in cardiology, vascular imaging, obstetrics, surgery (navigation), general radiology.
After completing the course, the student should:
1 Know the function of the different parts of an ultrasound scanner.
2 Know how to use a standard ultrasound scanner, including archiving recordings.
3 Have detailed knowledge on the different imaging modalities (m-mode, B-mode, 2D, 3D, Doppler, contrast).
4 Be able to apply this knowledge to explain limitations and sources of error in the different modalities.
5 Know limitations and errors when using the Doppler-efffect to measure blood velocities and- flow, and in estimation of pressures in different parts ofthe cardiovacular system.
6 Know how ultrasound can be applied in gynaecology/obstetrics, general radiology, cardiology, vascular surgery and image guided surgery.
7 Know how high-frequency ultrasound can be applied in experimental research.
8 Understand the physical principles behind the use of ultrasound in medical imaging.
9 Know the risks associated with medical ultrasound, and the formal regulations that apply.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, weekly study groups. Image analysis and data organization.
- Laboratory task and written report
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.
Recommended previous knowledge
Experience in clinical use of ultrasound.
Required previous knowledge
Basic knowledge in mathematics and physics. Knowledge in anatomy and physiology equivalent to a Medical doctor degree. Master's Degree or similar. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.
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