|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Calculate/solve mathematical equations related to ultrasound physics.
- Describe propagation of sound waves characteristics.
|Description - |
|Principles of diagnostic ultrasound, wave characteristics, artifacts, propagation, acoustic variables, and review of mathematical skills. 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: |
- utilize basic mathematical skills by solving equations.
- describe propagation of sound waves.
- discuss wave characteristics.
- describe artifacts.
- explain beam intensities.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Math review
- algebraic equations
- metric system
- limited trigonometric functions
- Principles of sound waves and how they propagate.
- Defining sound, ultrasound, and waves
- Sound parameters and acoustic variables.
- 7 parameters of sound
- Interaction of sound in various media.
- pulsed sound introduction
- pulsed sound parameters
- Beam intensities.
- sound interaction in media
- range equation
- mirror artifact
- critical angle
- side lobes
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Written quizzes
- Comprehensive final.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Hedrick, Wayne, Technology for Diagnostic Sonography, St. Louis: Elsevier Publishing, 2013. |
Hedrick, Wayne, Study Guide and laboratory Exercises, St. Louis: Elsevier Publishing, 2013.
|Disciplines - |
|Diagnostic Medical Technology |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, and homework. |
|Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Read text assignments
- Complete written sections on tests.