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Online Course

Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside?

University of Twente via FutureLearn



Ultrasound is an easy and quick technique to visualize structures inside the human body. It is a relatively harmless and accessible technique. It has been used for decades in medical practice.

With current technology developments, new possibilities in ultrasound imaging are arising that may improve diagnostics. However, ultrasound can only be correctly performed, or its clinical performance can only be improved when users have a profound knowledge of the underlying technology.

Understand ultrasound imaging from three perspectives

This free online course is based on three major perspectives:

  1. Medical perspective: In Week 1 we will examine the versatile use of ultrasound imaging for medical purposes.
  2. Technical perspective: In Weeks 2 to 4 we will explain the underlying technology of ultrasound imaging.
  3. Technical medical perspective: In Weeks 5 and 6 we will apply your newly acquired technical background knowledge of ultrasound to make better images.

After this course you will have a good understanding of the technology of ultrasound imaging, and you can apply this knowledge in examples of ultrasound use in the clinic.

This course is aimed at everyone interested in ultrasound imaging, its technological background, and its application in clinical practice. Medical students and professionals working with ultrasound might find this course useful as well. Participants are expected to have pre-university level in mathematics and physics.

Participants with the expected starting level will need about 3 hours per week for the course. If you have already more knowledge or experience about the technical aspects or medical use of ultrasound imaging, you may need less time to complete the course.

In this course you will investigate ultrasound imaging in-depth and explore the different possibilities from an ultrasound device. However, it is not necessary to have an ultrasound device available.

Taught by

Jordy van Zandwijk and Wiendelt Steenbergen

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  • Ninj

    Ninj completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Hi . I am radiologist . I am working in national diagnosis and treatment center of mongolian hospital. I want do to doppler ultrasound .
  • Bagirova Nargiz Fazil Q. completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    It is very interesting and useful course as for beginners and also for professional sonologists , because this kind of courses helps to improve knowledges of beginners and helps prefessional sonografists repeat forgotten ultrasonologic skills. Great Thank for everyone who prepared this course
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