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Discovering the exciting world of medical ultrasound

Learn how ultrasound can yield images of the human body and discover why it is increasingly valuable in clinical diagnosis and therapy.

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CIVIS focus area
Open to
  • BA
  • MA
  • PhD
Field of studies
  • Engineering & Technology
Course dates
16 - 20 May 2022
Apply by
31 January 2022 Apply now

The CIVIS Summer School aims to provide students with a multidisciplinary intensive education on medical ultrasound imaging. As ultrasound technology is increasingly used in the majority of clinical specialties, knowledge of the basic principles as well as of state-of-the-art and emerging concepts of ultrasound imaging is important for both biomedical scientists and clinicians as well as for engineers. 

Main topics addressed

The main topics addressed during this CIVIS course include:

  • Basic principles of ultrasound and medical ultrasound imaging
  • Diagnostic applications of ultrasound in Cardiology, Radiology, Respiratory Medicine, and Paediatrics
  • Image-guided applications of ultrasound
  • Ultrasound image analysis and artificial intelligence
  • Medical ultrasound innovation and health technology assessment 

Learning outcomes

By taking this CIVIS course, students will:

  • Gain a multidisciplinary insight into ultrasound, one of the fastest developing medical imaging modalities, including its technological background and its clinical applications
  • Understand the basic principles of ultrasound, and learn how it can be used to yield images of the human body
  • Learn how ultrasound can be used in clinical diagnosis and image-guided therapy
  • Understand health technology assessment and innovation issues related to medical ultrasound
  • Learn to work in an international multidisciplinary environment
Format: Physical N° of CIVIS scholarships: 20
Workload: 20 hours/5 days ECTS: 1.5
Location: Athens, Greece Language: English (B2)

Recognition of ECTS depends on your home University. 

This CIVIS course is organised in 22 sessions, spread over 5 days for a total of 20 hours.

Selected CIVIS students will receive a grant to support the cost of travel and stay in Athens, Greece. 


This CIVIS course is open to Bachelor's (BS, BSc, BEng), Master’s (MSc, MD, MEng) and PhD CIVIS students, enrolled or interested in the following (or, similar) fields of study: Medicine, Life Sciences, Engineering, Physical Sciences.

A B2 level of English is required. 

Application process

Applicants should fill in the online form, which also requires a one-page motivational letter and a one-page CV.

The application deadline is 31 January 2022. Selected students will be notified on 17 February 2022.

For further information and questions, contact


Participating students will be assessed based on group work and presentation on the final day of the Summer School.

The group work will be organised as follows: 

Students will be given a topic to study before the start of the course. At the beginning of the course, students will be divided into small groups, with common topics. Each topic will be discussed within one or more lectures of the course. The student groups will meet 4 times during the course, to discuss their topic and prepare a presentation. They will present their work on the final day of Summer School. 

Kathia Chaumoitre

Professor in Radiology, Head of the radiology department at North Hospital

Efstathios Efstathopoulos

Professor of Medical Physics, Medical School, 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical Physics Unit, ATTIKON University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Dimitris Filippiadis

Associate Professor in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Medical School, 2nd Department of Radiology, Interventional Radiology Unit, ATTIKON University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Emilie Franceschini

Researcher in National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Aix-Marseille Université.

Spyretta Golemati

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Paraskevi Katsaounou

Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical School, Division of Respiratory Diseases I, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Miltiadis Krokidis

Assistant Professor of Radiology, 1st Department of Radiology, Interventional Radiology Unit, Areteion Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

Thomas Le Corroller

Professor in Radiology, Aix-Marseille Université.

John Mantas

Professor of Health Informatics, School of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Annamaria Pau

Associate Professor, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Sapienza Università di Roma.

Pola (Kalliopi) Platoni

Assistant Professor of Medical Physics, Medical School, 2nd Department of Radiology, Medical Physics Unit, ATTIKON University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Michiel Postema

Distinguished Professor of Ultrasonics, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Ilias Sanidas

Cardiology Department, Laikon hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Olga Siskou

Senior Researcher, Center for Health Services Management and Evaluation, School of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Assistant Professor, University of Piraeus.