The aim of the Summer School is to give a graduate-level introduction to
advanced ultrasound imaging and its theoretical basis. This includes the
concepts of linear acoustic systems, simulation, synthetic aperture,
plane wave and super resolution imaging along with flow estimation in both 2-D and 3-D.
The course consists of a set of lectures given by
international experts in ultrasound imaging and signal processing, and
a number of exercises following each lecture. The exercises utilize
and the Field II program
for the simulation of ultrasound imaging systems.
- Linear acoustics and spatial impulse responses
- Imaging with dynamic focusing and apodization
- Flow estimation in conventional and fast systems
- Synthetic aperture B-mode and flow imaging
- Plane wave imaging and its relation to SA imaging
- 3-D row-column beamforming and flow imaging
- Super resolution imaging
- CMUT transducers
- Use of contrast agents for super resolution imaging
- Data acquisition with Verasonics scanners and data processing
- Project work and hands on exercises
A working knowledge of Matlab
is needed to complete the exercises. No prior knowledge of the
ultrasound simulation program
Field II is needed, although it would be beneficial.
The participants must bring their own labtop with Matlab on,
and ideally Field II should be installed.
The course is open for Ph.D. students and researchers interested in
acoustics and medical ultrasound imaging.