DMS 52C: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY III
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 quality control procedures utilized in diagnostic ultrasound systems.
- Explain the principles of harmonic imaging and volume scanning.
The student will be able to:
A. explain the principles of harmonic imaging and volume scanning.
B. define and identify the various types of hemodynamic flow and doppler patterns.
C. identify quality control procedures utilized in diagnostic ultrasound systems.
D. explain bioeffects principles and manufactures safeguards.
E. pass the national board examination practice exams.
A. Harmonic acoustic imaging and volume scanning
1. principles of harmonics and volume techniques
2. differentiating the sonographic image using the various techniques
3. comparison of techniques and end results
B. Principles of hemodynamics
2. incorporation of doppler flow techniques to aid in diagnosis
3. spectral analysis
4. doppler physics and image display
5. color power imaging
C. identify quality control procedures utilized in diagnostic ultrasound systems
D. Bioeffects, patient safety and the AIUM standards
1. demonstrate using the AIUM approved phantom and test object for quality assurance
2. bioeffect research and outcomes in contrast with manufacturer design
3. names of intensities only found in pulsed wave ultrasound
5. dosimetric quantities
6. values for diagnostic equipment, such as SPTA (spatial peak temporal average), TI (thermal index)
7. documentation for quality assurance
E. Preparation for national board examination
1. elementary principles of waveforms
2. propagation of ultrasound through tissues
4. pulse echo instruments
5. image storage and display
6. image features
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Practice board
B. Exam test questions
C. Quizzes, 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.