SON 101 - Sonographic Physics And Instrumentation
Course Description: This course includes an introduction to the history of ultrasound and focuses on the principles of sound, interaction of sound and media, transducers and sound beams, instrumentations, 2-D and real-time imaging, display and image processing.
Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Describe continuous and pulsed sound wave parameters and range equation.
- Explain the interaction of sound and media with regard to attenuation, absorption, reflection, transmission and refraction.
- Identify the basic components of a transducer along with the piezoelectric principle.
- Discuss axial and lateral resolution and the factors that improve image quality.
- Describe the different display modes, the six major components of the ultrasound system and image processing.
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