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DMS 52B: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: DMS 52A.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the various types of transducers and describe the differences.
  • Identify the components of the image display.

Description

A continuation of DMS 52A with an emphasis on transducer types, 2-D imaging, pulse echo instrumentation, image processing, dynamic range as well as harmonic imaging. Intended for students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Content

A. Transducers.
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

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. DVD/TV video system, internet access, computer, slide system, overhead projector, video conferencing.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Quizzes
B. Final exam

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture presentations
B. Classroom discussions
C. Homework

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.

 

Discipline(s)

Diagnostic Medical Technology