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Ultrasonography:Practical Insight and Hands-on Training

Worldwide there is a large increase in the application of ultrasound in both (medical) research and medical therapy. Additionally medical guidelines require physicians to use ultrasonography during medical interventions. The application and interpretation of ultrasound differs from the use of other imaging modalities (CT, MR). Ultrasound is a dynamic imaging modality; the user controls both the field of view and the settings of the view. This is a unique combination which needs training. This two day course teaches you to apply ultrasound in your daily practice through reasoning from conceptual knowledge about ultrasound.P:\TNW\TG\Group\Werkmappen\ECTM\ECTM - Imaging\Ultrasound - PAO\Fotos\2.png


The aim of this course is to enable all participants to independently perform a structured ultrasound examination on the human body through understanding and application of ultrasound principals.


The course consists of two days, each day with specific learning goals.

Beforehand, students will get access to an e-learning module, which has to be completed before the start of the course.

Day 1

The first part will be theory, to gain the required knowledge on physics in ultrasound. Among the subjects are principles of sound, waveforms and artefacts. Additionally the participants use an ultrasound simulator to practice the understanding of image composition and plane perception. During the second part of the day the participants will be trained ‘hands-on’, in couples. The abdominal ultrasound examination is used to put the theory into practice, combined with some knowledge on the controls on the machine (‘knobology’).P:\TNW\TG\Group\Werkmappen\ECTM\ECTM - Imaging\Ultrasound - PAO\Promotie\Simulator.JPG

Day 2

The aim of this day is to let the participant perform a structured ultrasound. First, via a lecture the principles of structured scanning are presented. This day will mainly be dedicated to hands-on practice and the learning goal ‘structured abdominal US-examination’. Through simulator training we will refocus on the different knobs (knobology) and their effect on image quality. The day will end with previews of other possible functional measurements using ultrasound, and the possible difficulties in doing so.


This module is dedicated to technical physicians, medical specialists, residents and other medical professionals. Basic medical knowledge is a requirement. This course is organized by the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine, located at the University Twente, Enschede. Costs of the course: € 750,-.


Participants can obtain information (and register) via The upcoming course dates and the enroll form can also be found here.


Postgraduate education by Technical Medicine (PAO-TG) provides high quality continuing training on the cutting edge of technology and medicine in favor of technical physicians, medical specialists, biomedical technologists, physician assistants, paramedics and nurses. PAO-TG makes use of the state-of-the-art facilities of the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine (ECTM). The ECTM facilities include an operating room, an intensive care unit, and a wide variety of simulators. For more information and registration, please refer to our website