Ultrasound in Medicine and Technique

Course Description

Define basic parameters of ultrasound field in different mediums (gases, fluids, solids). Define connections between ultrasound field parameters. Piezoceramic effect and methods for different types of ultrasound transreceivers construction (sensors, actuators, transformers). Surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic application of ultrasound in medicine. Appplication of diagnostic ultrasound in industry.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse application of ultrasound
  2. Design ultrasound transducer depending on application
  3. Define parameters of ultrasound field
  4. Design of actuating/receiving electronic excitation system depending on the application

Forms of Teaching


Theoretical concepts with basic applications

Seminars and workshops

Invited lecures from companies.


Solving practical tasks.

Independent assignments

Projecting ultrasound elements and systems.


Laboratory exercise on available systems.

Work with mentor

Possibility to make final or diploma thesis from the topic.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Piezoelectric transformers
  2. Piezoelectric harvesting devices
  3. Calibration of piezoelectric transducers
  4. Hydrophone construction; Hydrophone parameters
  5. Contact and non-contact focusing of ultrasound waves
  6. Therapeutic ultrasound: lithotripsy, hemostasis
  7. Surgical ultrasound; Tissue ablation
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Hydroacoustic transrecievers
  10. Sound propagation in seas; Equations of hydrolocation
  11. Sea noise
  12. Hydroacoustic positioning systems; Sonars
  13. Hydroacoustic measurements
  14. Material properties determination by using ultrasound waves propagation
  15. Final exam

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For students


ID 223693
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L3 e-Learning
30 Lectures
10 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

Very Good