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Effective: Summer 2014

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 52A.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter)

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 transducers, pulsed waves, real-time imaging and image display. 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:
  1. Identify the various types of transducers and describe the differences.
  2. Explain the principles of pulsed waves.
  3. Identify the differences between two-dimensional imaging and other types of imaging.
  4. Identify the components of the image display.
  5. discuss the role of cultural diversity upon the field of physics.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV video system, internet access, computer, slide system, overhead projector.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Transducers.
    1. Transducer construction
    2. Transducer properties
  2. Principles of pulsed sound waves.
    1. Sound beam anatomy
    2. Lateral resolution
  3. Two-dimensional imaging.
    1. 2-D imaging
    2. Various transducer types to create the 2D image.
  4. Pulsed echo instrumentation and 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
  5. Real time imaging.
    1. Dynamic range
    2. Harmonic imaging
    3. Matrix of real time imaging
    4. Contrast materials
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes
  2. Final exam
Representative Text(s) -
Hedrick, Wayne, Technology for Diagnostic Sonography, St. Louis: Elsevier Publishing,2013.
Hedrick, Wayne, Study Guide and laboratory Exercises, Elsevier Publishing, St Louis, Missouri, 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 -
  1. Read text assignments
  2. Complete written sections on tests