MEDT8007 - Simulation Methods in Ultrasound Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 1 hours

Course content

The course will cover simulation methods for the following processes:

- linear wave propagation (spatial impulse response, K-space, 2D and 3D models, ...);
- beam and image formation (1D and 2D arrays, adaptive beamforming, ...);
- the transducer and its electric pathways (XTRans);
- moving scatterers and dynamic objects (doppler and tissue doppler imaging);
- non-linear wave propagation (quasi-linear approximation, KZK equation, finite differences methods, ...);
- aberration (AberSim).

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student:
1 Know the theory behind the most common simulation methods of ultrasonic wave propagation and imaging.
2 Be able to use the most common simulation tools and compare the results with lab experiments.
3 Know basic and advanced beamforming techniques.

Learning methods and activities

Two full weeks of lectures and laboratory practice plus an assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory tasks and approved report

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Required previous knowledge

Master's Degree in Engineering or Physics or an equivalent education. TTK4160 Medical Imaging, TTK4165 Signal Processing in Medical Imaging and/or MEDT8012 Introduction to Ultrasound Technology.

Course materials

The book Foundations of Biomedical Ultrasound from Richard S.C. Cobbold and handouts.



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Oral examination 100/100
Spring Oral examination 100/100
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.