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Ultrasound imaging course

Course dates

Dates for November 2024 to be confirmed


The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey, UK.

Course overview

The course is organised by the Joint Department of Physics of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research.

This course is designed to provide the necessary physics background that underpins medical ultrasound imaging. It includes a complete introduction to the fundamentals of ultrasound, physics and imaging system principles, bio-effects and safety of diagnostic ultrasound, quality assurance of ultrasound devices and fields of medical application and research. The course is run over three days (Tuesday to Thursday) and includes a combination of lectures, hands-on sessions illustrating basic ultrasound measurements and quality assurance.

As well as being useful for new entrants to the medical physics profession working towards a professional qualification, it would also be of benefit to postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, industry-based physicists, and registered clinical scientists wishing to re-establish their understanding of ultrasound physics.

This is a CPD course approved by IPEM.

Provisional lecture list

  • Physical principles of ultrasound
  • Engineering principles of ultrasound
  • Bioeffects and safety
  • Quality assurance of diagnostic devices
  • Fields of application

Registration & Course fees

Registration Form

All current course registration fees are given on our registration form.

The cost includes lunches and light refreshments. Lecture notes and a certificate of attendance are provided.

You will be allocated a place on receipt of a completed registration form and a valid quoted payment reference/purchase order or completed bank transfer. We are unable to accept provisional bookings.

The number of participants is limited, so early booking is advised.  Applications from outside the UK are welcome.

Closing date for registrations –To be confirmed

Related documents

Provisional Timetable

Provisional Lecture Synopses

Sutton Site Map


Course Organiser: Mr Mark O’Leary

For registration details and any other queries contact:

Course Administrator: Mrs Jessica Keegan


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