In this course the formal theory and principles of ultrasound imaging will be developed. Students will gain practical exposure to common ultrasound data acquisition and image reconstruction algorithms using our research ultrasound system. We will also study the application of ultrasound in clinical and research problems of interest.
The course is designed to provide students with a knowledge of ultrasound physics and engineering principles, and also a working knowledge of operation of ultrasound systems. At the completion of this course, students will have mastered the following concepts:
1. Medical ultrasound physics and engineering principles
2. Common terms of sound wave propagation and ultrasound interactions with matter
3. Definitions of axial, lateral and elevational resolution. Describe the factors affecting spatial and temporal
resolution, including multiple focal zones
4. Common artifacts affecting image quality
5. Principles of advanced ultrasound technologies, such as harmonic imaging, extended field of view,
compound imaging, 3D/4D ultrasound and ultrasound contrast agents.
6. Mechanisms for producing ultrasound bioeffects and describe the significance of the parameters MI