Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside? Course

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Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.

Why join the course?

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:

  • Medical perspective: In Week 1 we will examine the versatile use of ultrasound imaging for medical purposes.
  • Technical perspective: In Weeks 2 to 4 we will explain the underlying technology of ultrasound imaging.
  • 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.

Syllabus

Week 1
Ultrasound in medical practice

  • Welcome to Week one
  • Case I - The Intensive Care
  • Case II - The Musculoskeletal System
  • Case III - The Trauma Patient
  • Case IV - Obstetrics
  • Case V - Blood vessels
  • End of week summary

Week 2
The technology behind ultrasound - Part one

  • Welcome to Week two
  • What is sound?
  • How do we create sound?
  • What happens when the sound reaches human tissue?
  • Summary of Week two

Week 3
The technology behind ultrasound - Part two

  • Welcome to Week three
  • How can we see human tissue?
  • Doppler
  • What determines our image?
  • What can we do with our image?
  • Summary of Week three

Week 4
The technology behind ultrasound - Part three

  • Welcome to Week four
  • What do we see?
  • Advanced ultrasound options
  • Special probe applications
  • Summary of Week four


Week 5
Technical medicine of ultrasound - The first cases

  • Welcome to Week five
  • Case I - Intensive Care
  • Case II - The Musculoskeletal System
  • Case teasers
  • 3-D/4-D applications
  • Mini case: Echocardiography
  • End of Week summary

Week 6
Technical medicine of ultrasound - The final cases

  • Welcome to Week six
  • Case III - The trauma patient
  • Case IV - Obstetrics
  • Case V - Blood vessels
  • Tailor-made session
  • End of the course summary

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • 7 September 2020

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Identify and comprehend the versatile use of clinical ultrasound imaging.
  • Explain how medical images are created with ultrasound.
  • Apply technical background knowledge of ultrasound to improve patient care.

Who is the course for?

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 a 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 the 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.

Who will you learn with?

Wiendelt Steenbergen

Wiendelt chairs the Biomedical Photonic Imaging group at the University of Twente. He teaches biomedical optics and ultrasound. A research topic is photoacoustic imaging in oncology and rheumatology.

Jordy van Zandwijk

Technical Physician at the University of Twente. I work there as a researcher and teacher and am part of the team developing the course on Ultrasound Imaging.

Who developed the course?

University of Twente

As a young and entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, the University of Twente prepares young people to tackle the grand challenges the world will be facing during the coming decades.

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