Learn more about the Getting Started in Ultrasound Course - Online


For new learners of ultrasound, this online module is perfect for getting started. Through a combination of focused video explanations and guided interactive activities you will be able to:

  • Navigate your way around your system and its primary functions
  • Set up for an ultrasound exam
  • Choose the appropriate imaging mode - B-mode, M-mode, colour Doppler, power Doppler, spectral Doppler
  • Optimise your image
  • Make accurate measurements
  • Archive your images

You’ll also learn the fundamental and often neglected building blocks of successful imaging:

  • How you can find the right window to get the best view of the anatomy
  • What actions you can take to purposefully get the best image that you can
  • How to scan safely
  • How to look after your machine


  • Duration (hours) 5+
  • Videos on demand 11 (>3 hours)
  • Resources Yes
  • Downloadable learning activities Yes
  • Skills development plan No
  • Lifetime access Yes


Getting Started in Ultrasound


  • Explore system controls
  • Set-up for an examination
  • Choose the right probe
  • Define the ultrasound modes
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image – frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to perform measurements
  • How to store and review images

Scanning Principles

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Scanning safely – ergonomics of ultrasound
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs
  • How to get good images

Getting Started in Ultrasound Course – Online