Ultrasound Physics CME Course

1 CE Credit


A basic course in the physics of ultrasound imaging, designed to help you master the fundamentals and improve your ability to correct for artifacts

Course Overview

5 Modules
ASRT
124 Certificates Issued

Course description

Expiry date: May 1, 2023


Ultrasound Physics is a basic CME course designed to provide learners with a better understanding of the nature and limitations of ultrasound and of the different parameters that are essential for artifacts correction in sonography. This course covers the basics of ultrasound physics, image formation, and resolution and highlights different ultrasound modes and artifacts imaging with an overview of machine functions and manipulation. In addition, the course introduces the Doppler Effect, ultrasonic velocimetry, the physical principle behind harmonic imaging and its advantages. Clinical examples are presented to enhance learning and mastery of course concepts.

As a basic level CME course, Ultrasound Physics is suitable for students in sonography programs, for technologists who need a refresher on the sonography fundamentals, and for technologists looking for study material for sonography registries.

Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1 Category A CE Credit
Subscription duration: 365 days from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Meets ARDMS® CME requirements
Hassle-free 30-day full refund policy*
Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
BS-2016 Image Production
Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Equipment 0.25
Image Formation 0.50
Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images 0.25
SON-2016 Image Production
Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Equipment 0.25
Image Formation 0.50
Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images 0.25
SON-2019 Image Production
Basic Principles of Ultrasound 0.25
Image Formation 0.50
Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images 0.25
VS-2016 Image Production
Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Equipment 0.25
Image Formation 0.50
Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images 0.25
VS-2021 Image Production
Basic Principles of Ultrasound 0.25
Image Formation 0.50
Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images 0.25
BS-2021 Image Production
Basic Principles of Ultrasound 0.25
Image Formation 0.50
Evaluation and Selection of Representative Images 0.25
Section 1: Basic Physics
Introduction
Piezoelectric effect
Probes / transducers
Propagation of ultrasound
Attenuation of ultrasound
Section 2: Ultrasound Image
Principle of image formation
Image resolution
Ultrasound imaging modes
Artifacts in ultrasound imaging
Section 3: Machine Handling
“On/off’”
Output power control
Patient data entry
Select / change probes
Depth control
Gain
“TGC”
Focal zones
“Freeze”
“Trackball”
Zoom
3D
4D
M mode
Color doppler
Continuous doppler
Pulsed doppler
Section 4: Doppler Ultrasound
Doppler effect
Ultrasonic velocimetry
Section 5: Harmonic Imaging
Non-linear propagation
Principle
Reverberation artifacts
Tissue aberrations
Clinical advantages
Clinical examples
Summary

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