DXMS212 Physics and Instrumentation in Sonography II
Department of Health Sciences: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- I. Course Number and Title
- DXMS212 Physics and Instrumentation in Sonography II
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- DXMS200 (C or better) and DXMS201 (C or better) and DXMS202 (C or better) and DXMS210 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course explores the physics utilized for image acquisition in Diagnostic sonography and builds on content learned in DXMS200. A more in-depth study of Doppler, artifacts, and safety/biological effects is included.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- discuss advanced principles of ultrasound physics;
- identify the properties of hemodynamics, harmonics, Doppler, contrast agents and in obtaining the ultrasound image;
- evaluate the role of artifacts, quality assurance and bioeffects in ultrasound imaging; and
- describe display, image processing, dynamic range and gain in image acquisition.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Real-time imaging
- Pulsed-echo instrumentation
- Displays and image processing
- Dynamic range
- Harmonics and contrast agents
- Optimizing Doppler imaging
- Quality assurance
- Sonographers in the clinical setting
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consists of electronically administered exams, multi-media projects and participation in online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 5/2020