May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

SON 101 - Sonographic Physics And Instrumentation

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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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