DXMS200 Physics and Instrumentation in Sonography I
Department of Health Sciences: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- I. Course Number and Title
- DXMS200 Physics and Instrumentation in Sonography I
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- DXMS100 (C or better) and DXMS101(C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides the student with the relevant fundamental physical principles as well as the basic instrumentation used in diagnostic ultrasound. The modes of operation, imaging and display techniques that relate to high frequency sound production is discussed.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Define the basic principles of ultrasound physics;
- Identify the fundamentals of sound wave formation, propagation, attenuation, reflection and refraction;
- Explain the components of an ultrasound transducer;
- Explain the various types of ultrasound resolution; and
- Describe sound beams and their properties.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Basic ultrasound terminology
- Sound/Pulsed waves
- Properties of sound waves
- Sound beam
- Interaction of sound and media
- Range equation
- Transducers and Transducer selection
- Axial/Lateral resolution
- Display modes
- 2-D Imaging
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consist of electronically administered exams, multi-media projects and participation in online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Other required materials. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date 5/21/2020