DMS 52B: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify the various types of transducers and describe the differences.
- Identify the components of the image display.
The student will be able to:
A. Identify the various types of transducers and describe the differences.
B. Explain the principles of pulsed waves.
C. Identify the differences between two-dimensional imaging and other types of imaging.
D. Identify the components of the image display.
E. Explain the fundamentals of harmonic imaging.
F. Explain the basics of hemodynamics as interrogated by doppler ultrasound.
1. Transducer construction
2. Transducer properties
3. Transducer types
B. Principles of pulsed sound waves.
1. Sound beam anatomy
2. Lateral resolution
C. Two-dimensional imaging.
1. 2-D imaging and other types of imaging.
2. Various transducer types to create the 2-D image.
D. Pulsed echo instrumentation and components of image display.
1. Receiver functions
2. Electrical interaction
3. Reconstruction of the image
4. Sender/receiver interfaces
5. Care and cleaning of transducers
6. Storage of transducers
E. Real time imaging.
1. Dynamic range
2. Harmonic imaging
3. Matrix of real time imaging
4. Contrast materials
5. Hemodynamics of doppler ultrasound
6. Doppler and doppler ultrasound
7. Ultrasound artifacts
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
B. Final exam
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations
B. Classroom discussions
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Edelman, Sidney. Understanding Ultrasound Physics. 5th ed. Woodlands, TX: ESP, Inc., 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Read text assignments as per syllabus - estimated as 20 pages per week.
B. Complete written sections on tests.