Ultrasound courses

Seeing beyond what is visible...


Course description


The course aims to provide participants with a solid foundation in diagnostic ultrasound in the head and neck area in clinical practice. It targets both beginners and seasoned practitioners looking to enhance their ultrasound expertise. Via limiting the number of participants the program offers an individually tailored learning experience, ensuring a quality educational environment for effective knowledge transfer.


Ultrasound has emerged as an important radiological diagnostic tool in several medical and surgical specialties. Ultrasound can provide detailed anatomical information about the head and neck area and is the first-line examination method for neck masses, lymph nodes, salivary gland, and thyroid nodules. Consequently, it is a valuable complement to the clinical examination and preoperative planning and is essential in thyroid investigations.


The course is aimed at residents and specialists in ear-nose-throat and other specialties that perform head and neck ultrasound such as endocrinologists, paediatricians, radiologists and others. The course is aimed at both experienced doctors who aim to improve their ultrasound skills and beginners who are interested in getting started with ultrasound in their clinical practice.


By the end of the training,participants will know the indications for ultrasound of the neck andwill understand the strengths, weaknesses and limitations ofultrasound of the head and neck. The participants gain the knowledgeand skills needed to independently perform basic ultrasoundexaminations of the head and neck.


The course includes a broad theoretical review, encompassing ultrasound physics, settings, knobology, and sonoanatomy (SWEEPS), providing an overview of various normal and pathological ultrasound findings in the neck. An important component of the education covers thyroid diseases and the EU-TIRADS classification. It also explores how ultrasound is utilized in needle biopsies, injection treatments, and surgical procedures.

Aligned with the EFSUMB level 1 curriculum, this course focuses on enhancing competency through hands-on training sessions, comprising over 50% of the program duration. Under the guidance of experienced supervisors, participants engage in practical exercises, examining one another in small groups.

By the course's conclusion, participants will adeptly identify neck anatomical structures through ultrasound and conduct precise, systematic ultrasound examinations of the neck. The course culminates with a web-based knowledge assessment.


Participants are encouraged to continue their own education and will have access to the course's lectures.

Our faculty

Ultrasound Course Oslo

Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 mars 2024

Voksenåsen Hotell

Course language

Lectures are in English. Practical training and guidance are individually adapted, in English or Swedish.

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Application deadline: 18 February 2024


Course fee: 10 200 NOK ex. VAT

The course fee includes a copy of the course materials, morning and afternoon snacks, lunch on both days, as well as a three-course dinner at the hotel.

Additional expenses such as travel and accommodation are covered by the participant.

Accommodation: 1,295 NOK incl. VAT (single room at Voksenåsen). Applicable only if the room is reserved in connection with the course registration.

Program overview

     18 March (9:30 - 16:30)

  • Ultrasound physics
  • Systematic ultrasound examination (settings)
  • Knobology, terminology
  • Ultrasound anatomy
  • Salivary gland
  • Ultrasound guided interventions

    19 March (8:30 - 15:30)

  • Lymph nodes , cysts
  • Thyroid, parathyroid,
  • Pre- and preoperative ultrasound
  • Quiz
  • HANDS ON (repetition)

Max number of participants: 16

Course director:
Gabriella Kecskés, Senior Consultant , MD, PhD

Course location

Voksenåsen is situated at the top of Holmenkollen in Oslo, with breathtaking views. The hotel is an architectural gem with a unique atmosphere. It's located just 15 km from the city center but sits 501 meters above sea level. The Voksenkollen metro station is only a 7-minute walk from the hotel.

If you arrive by car, the hotel offers parking spaces and electric car chargers provided by Pair.

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