MEDT8007 - Simulation Methods in Ultrasound Imaging


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2017/2018

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. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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.



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