MEDT8007 - Simulation Methods in Ultrasound Imaging


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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 should: 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

Further on evaluation

The course will not be arranged with less than 5 participants.

Specific conditions

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" by Richard S.C. Cobbold and handouts.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical Technology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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