Use of Ultrasound Technology in Clinical and Sports Medicine Settings

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Use of Ultrasound Technology in Clinical and Sports Medicine Settings

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Green Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


This multi-disciplinary seminar will look at the application of ultrasound technology in a clinical and a sports medicine setting utilising novel techniques and methods – specifically looking at more accurate and cheaper ways of measuring of body composition (than MRI scans) and also tissue perfusion in different clinical populations. Besides the ultrasound focus, another aspect will be covered which is not only of interest in a sports medicine context, but also for health and especially neurological conditions – the application of a simple, but reliable novel balance test. 

The seminar is comprised of 3 presentations/demonstrations. Please see individual timings and topics below.

This event is organised by the Academic Sport Programmes at Oxford Brookes University and is open to students, staff and industry professionals.

You can register your interest in any of the talks, but there is no obligation to attend all 3 if you wish. Numbers are restricted to 50 people so please register to book your place.

Presentations and demonstrations timings 

09.30-10.15 Prof Müller: Body composition assessment: the standardised ultrasound technique for measuring subcutaneous fat

10.30-11.15 Prof Scholbach: A new window to pathophysiology – sonographic tissue and organ perfusion measurement for researchers* and clinicians** with the award-winning PixelFlux-technique

* in inflammation, tumor growth, fetal development, transplantation
** gastroenterologists, nephrologists, obstetricians, oncologists, pediatricians

11.30-12.15 Prof Müller: Testing human balance control: linear and nonlinear analyses of force plate time signals


Professor Dr Thomas Scholbach (MD): Paediatrician from Leipzig (Germany), formerly head of the Children Hospital Chemnitz, winner of the European Ultrasound Award 2016, inventor of the Pixelflux software, internationally renowned researcher in the area of paediatrics and chronic diseases.

Professor Dr Wolfram Müller (PhD): Biophysics and Sport Sciences, Medical University of Graz (Austria), Leader of the IOC Medical Commission Research Group on Body Composition, Health and Performance (BCHP). He developed an accurate ultrasound method for measuring subcutaneous fat. W. Müller has worked with top-level athletes of various sports in the fields of BCHP, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sport aerodynamics; he also coached the Austrian National Skiing Team.