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DMS 301 - Ultrasound Physics Registry Review, Experimental

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Working Sonographer

This is a course which combines theory and practice in ultrasound instrumentation and quality control. Topics include functions of the components of processing, scan converter displays, image and display techniques and methods of permanent image recording, ultrasound transducers, operating standards, equipment calibration, resolution, gray scale photography and image critique. Basic physics principles and test taking strategies will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the physics of waves as applied to diagnostic medical sonography.
  2. Describe artifacts and the limitations encountered in ultrasound imaging.
  3. Identify the components of real time scanners and explain their contribution to the ultrasound unit’s operation.
  4. Comprehend the Doppler Principle Theory and proper application.
  5. Identify proper Doppler modality selection and its applicationtowards diagnostic ultrasound.
  6. Scruitinize ultrasound images to evaluate for image artifacts.
  7. Assess potential for bioeffects in the use of ultrasound, if adequate safety practices are not followed.
Listed Topics
  1. Physical characteristics of Ultrasound waves
  2. The Pulse-Echo Concept
  3. Transducers
  4. The physics associated with the ultrasound units sensitivity controls
  5. The pitfalls associated with artifacts in ultrasound imaging
  6. The potential for bioeffects in ultrasound imaging
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