Phelma Formation 2022

Ultrasound Imaging and Thermotherapy - 5PMBULS5

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 8.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 8.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


Ultrasound imaging is the most commonly used technology to explore the human body and therapeutic ultrasound is now an FDA approved treatment modality that can change the paradigm of cure for many diseases. The course will provide a thorough understanding of the ultrasound techniques used in medical imaging and therapy and allow discovering the science of ultrasound, wave propagation in biological tissues and understanding its clinical uses. The course will provide a framework for introducing the concepts of how an ultrasound system images the body and how it can be applied to different applications. The course will emphasize technological issues and system architecture constraints, and will cover the current imaging and therapy ultrasound systems and their use in clinical practice. Examples of the results of the clinical studies in therapeutic ultrasound will be reviewed and a demonstration of the use of an ultrasound imaging probe will be performed.

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  • Ultrasound propagation in biological tissues
  • Piezo-electric effect and manufacturing of ultrasound transducers
  • Ultrasound imaging and applications
  • Therapeutic ultrasound and applications
  • Demonstration using ultrasound imaging probes

  • Mechanical wave propagation
  • Heat equation
  • Basics of acoustics (pression, acoustic intensity, absorption)


Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

MAJ Avril 2023
En présentiel SESSION1:
Type d'évaluation : Written exam (David Melodelima) + Continuous assessment (géré par CORNEL Ioana)
Durée : 1h
Modalités : All prohibited documents
Calculatrice : not allowed

session 1 condition normale : 60% Written exam + 40% Continuous assessment

session 2 condition normale :

session 1 condition confinement :

session 2 condition confinement :

Additional Information

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 9
Curriculum->Double-Diploma Engineer/Master->Semester 9