Ultrasound in Neurosurgery




June 15 - 16, 2017, St. Olav's Hospital, Trondheim

Arranged by the Norwegian National Advisory Unit for Ultrasound and Image Guided Therapy

St. Olav's Hospital, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF

The course is intended for the neurosurgeons that would like to gain more knowledge in the practical use of ultrasound in neurosurgery. The course has an emphasis on intraoperative ultrasound in resection of brain tumours.

The course aim to provide an introduction to the intraoperative use of ultrasound in neurosurgery. This includes learning how to interpret ultrasound images of the brain, how to use ultrasound imaging in combination with navigation technology, and learning from clinical examples how intraoperative imaging by ultrasound and MRI is used in neurosurgery.

Topics covered in the course will include:

  • Basic ultrasound imaging
  • Basic principles of neuronavigation
  • Learning to interprete ultrasound image of the brain
  • How to obtain ultrasound images (2D and 3D) of good quality in a clinical setting
  • Ultrasound guided resection of brain tumours
  • Training sessions, including the use of ultrasound simulators
  • Clinical experiences in image guided neurosurgery, including lectures from invited speakers
  • Live video-conference with the OR during surgery using ultrasound


Thursday, June 15

Bus to St. Olav's Hospital leaves Royal Garden Hotel at 08:10. Meet outside main entrance of the hotel in due time before 08:10. Aiming to have live video transfer from surgery of glioma tumour

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome and introduction by Prof. Geirmund Unsgård from the operating room
09:15 Basics of ultrasound imaging, Tormod Selbekk (MSc, PhD)
09:45 Ultrasound image interpretation - clinical examples, Ole Solheim (MD, PhD)
10:30 Break

11:00 How to acquire excellent ultrasound images in a clinical setting, Oddrun Fredriksli (MD)
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Ultrasound acquisition – simulation session on three different cases of brain tumours, Ingerid Reinertsen (MSc, PhD), Ole Solheim (MD, PhD), Oddrun Fredriksli (MD), Daniel H. Iversen (MSc, PhD), Frank Lindseth (MSc, PhD), Tormod Selbekk (MSc, PhD)
15:15 Break - Visit to exhibitors
15:45 Ultrasound in pituitary surgery, Ole Solheim (MD, PhD)
16:00 Summary of day one, including Quiz

19:30 Course dinner, venue to be announced

Friday, June 16

Bus to St. Olav's Hospital leaves Royal Garden Hotel at 08:30. Meet outside main entrance of the hotel in due time before 08:30.

09:00 3D ultrasound in vascular surgery, Prof. Geirmund Unsgård (MD, PhD)
09:15 Navigated 3D-ultrasound during cranial neurosurgical procedures: How we use the technology in Bratislava, Andrej Šteňo (MD, (MD, PhD)
10:00 Break
10:15 Contrast enhanced ultrasound and elastography in neurosurgery, Francesco Prada (MD, PhD)
11:00 3D ultrasound in resection of low-grade and high-grade glioma, Geirmund Unsgård (MD, PhD)
12:00 Ultrasound in pediatrics, Llewellyn Padayachy (MD, PhD)
12:15 Summary of course – evaluation and course diplomas
12:30 Lunch
13:30 End of course

Registration and Accommodation

Course fee; NOK 4 100,-

The course fee includes course material, lunch for 2 days and dinner June 15.

Follow this link for hotel room booking and course registration


From Trondheim Airport Vaernes to Trondheim city center: 

There are two airport buses from the airport to Trondheim Værnesekspressen and Flybussen. The ticket fees are respectively NOK 140 and NOK 130 .

Fra St. Olav's Hospital to the airport:

Both airport buses pass Elgester gate at the Students community house, which is located 5 minutes walk from the course venue. The buses run every 10 minutes, and travel time is approx. 50 minutes.

Course Venue and Fee

  • Course Location: Neuro East Building, St. Olav's Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
  • Venue Address: Edvard Griegs gate 8
  • Course Dates: June 15 - 16 (Thursday-Friday), 2017
  • Course Fee: NOK 4100,- (Approx. 440 Euro)

EANS members are granted a 10 % discount on the course fee.

Web: http://www.usigt.org

Contact: Ansattinfo mangler