Coursecoordinator: dr.ir. Roel Deckers
Credits: 2.5 EC
Lecturers: dr.ir. Roel Deckers, dr.ir. Wilbert Bartels, Dr. Clemens Bos
Guest-lecturers: dr. Klazina Kooiman (Erasmus MC), dr. Guillaume Lajoinie (UTwente), dr. Rik Vos (TU Delft/Erasmus MC), dr. Manon Braat (UMC Utrecht), dr. Martijn Boomsma (Isala klinieken, Zwolle), prof. Dr. Jurgen Fütterer (Radboud UMC), Dr. Joan Vidal-Jové (Institut Khuab, Barcelona), prof. dr. Alessandro Napoli (Sapienza, University of Roma), Dr. Raúl Martínez-Fernández (HM CINAC, Fundación HM Hospitales de Madrid)
Image-guided therapeutic ultrasound (IGTUS) is an early-stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many medical disorders by using ultrasonic energy to target tissue deep in the body without incisions or radiation.
After this course, students will be familiar with theory and practise of various medical applications of image-guided therapeutic ultrasound. In several (guest) lectures the following topics will be covered:
• The physics and the mechanisms of ultrasound for therapeutic applications
• Ultrasound induced bio-effects
• (Medical) imaging techniques to control therapeutic ultrasound interventions
• Overview of medical conditions that can be treated with therapeutic ultrasound
Subsequently, the students will work in small groups on a practical assignment to get hands-on experience with image-guided therapeutic ultrasound. At the end of the course they will present their work.
Upon completion of the course, the student:
- will understand the physics and the mechanics of ultrasound for therapy
- will have knowledge of the (medical) imaging techniques to control therapeutic ultrasound interventions
- will have an overview of the medical conditions that can be treated with therapeutic ultrasound
- will be able to design, perform and analyse experiments using image-guided therapeutic ultrasound
Literature / study materials
The final grade consists of 3 parts:
Active participation: 10%
Rubric Writing Assignment: this rubric contains some criteria on how the writing assignment will be evaluated / assessed. You can use this rubric as a guideline during writing.
GSLS Writing assignment guide for students: this general writing assignment guide is of help for the report. Have a look at Chapters 1, 3, and 4. The layman summary is not needed for this course.
Rubric Presentation: this rubric contains some criteria on how presentations might be evaluated / assessed. You can use this rubric as a guideline for your presentation.
Peer review evaluation survey: the examiner will use the completed form as a guide to adapt the group grade to a personalized grade.
Date: Tuesdays from 6 February – 9 April 2024 (Period 3)
Registration: Please check the registration procedure for the enrollment deadlines. Other UU and TU/e partnership students can register for this course via Osiris Student. Students from outside the UU or TU/E partnership can register for this course by sending an email to email@example.com. Please include your name, student number, Master’s programme and the course code.
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