Sonography Principles and Instrumentation

Module Content

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Module 1:

  • Physical principles
  • Units of measurement
  • Properties of ultrasound waves
  • Interactions of sound with tissue
  • Power, intensity and amplitude
  • Range equation
  • Pulsed and continuous wave concepts

Module 2:

  • Transducer construction and characteristics
  • Soundbeams
  • Spatial resolution
  • Transducer selection
  • Doppler principles and instrumentation
  • Hemodynamics

Module 3:

  • Pulse-echo instrumentation
  • Display modes and their formation
  • Transmission and reception of ultrasound
  • Beam formation
  • Pre- and postprocessing techniques
  • Real-time ultrasound principles and transducer types
  • Tissue harmonic imaging
  • Recording and storage devices

Module 4:

  • Patient care, safety and communication
  • Biological effects and ALARA
  • Pulse-echo imaging and doppler artifacts
  • Quality assurance and quality control of equipment

If you need real help passing the registry Sonography Principles and Instrumentation examination, and if you want a better chance at getting your RDMS credential, register in this course today!

Instructor: Chris Harrington, RTNM, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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