On Friday June 24th, Prof. Chris de Korte officially accepted the chair "Medical Ultrasound Techniques” by giving his inaugural lecture entitled “Echo, the sound of future”. Before the inaugural lecture a symposium was organized addressing the latest developments in ultrasound imaging by internationally renowned speakers.
Currently, developments in echography are tremendous. The last decade of the 20th century can be characterized as an era with dramatic improvements in image quality. In the last years, we see predominantly an extension with functionality and real-time 3D imaging. Development in hardware and processing techniques have led to quantification of the velocity and direction of blood flow, quantification of the deformation of organs, and assessment of the elastic modulus of tissues. And not only in 2D but also in 3D to image a full organ almost real-time.
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