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DMSU - 230 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation 3 ILO 4


This course explains how the pulse-echo principle is used in sonography. Basic sound and ultrasound physics are covered, including frequency, wavelength, propagation speed, reflection, resolution, and artifacts. The components and function of the ultrasound transducers, equipment, displays, and instrumentation are explored. Learning activities promote understanding of image optimization, propagation principles, artifacts, and hemodynamics to include spectral and color-flow Doppler analysis. The interactive properties of ultrasound with human tissue will be discussed to include possible biological effects, safety, ALARA principles, and quality control.

Pre-requisite(s):
Acceptance into the DMS Program or Cardiac Sonography Program.
Co-Requisite(s):
Diagnostic Sonography: DMSU 200 , DMSU 220 , DMSU 221  and in Cardiac Sonography: ECHO 210 ECHO 220 DMSU 200   (100% online class) Students must pass this course to continue in the programs with a grade C or better.



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