Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 5/7/09;12/10/09;11/16/13

1. 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.
Prerequisite: DMS 52A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV video system, internet access, computer, slide system, overhead projector.

4. 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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes
  2. Final exam
7. 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.

8. Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, and homework.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read text assignments
  2. Complete written sections on tests
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree and Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-14 15:20:46

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines