Introduction to Ultrasound Physics
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Introduction to Ultrasound Physics

Learn the basic principles of Diagnostic Ultrasound Physics
4.8 (38 ratings)
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Created by Paul Mushinsky
Last updated 6/2019
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basic principles of Ultrasound Physics and its implementation in Diagnostic Ultrasound
Requirements
  • You should already be familiar with basic medical terminology, human anatomy and pathophysiology
  • You should already be familiar with basic medical terminology, human anatomy and pathophysiology
Description

The Physics is boring. Similarly, the Ultrasound Physics... However, to become a Sonographer, you need to know it and understand it. Yeah, and do not forget about this notorious SPI (Sonography Principles & Instrumentation) ARDMS board exam. You MUST pass it successfully in order to become a registered Sonographer, as well as Vascular Technologist. 

That is why I'm going to try to make this scary subject more manageable, easier to understand, and easier to learn. There will be a lot of work on your part:

  • You will have quizzes.
  • You will need to memorize formulas, definitions, and logical chains of principles.
  • You will need to do some homework between the lectures.

However, at the end of the day, I can give you a promise: you will not be scared of Ultrasound Physics, and you will be ready to move on to more complicated Ultrasound Physics principles.

Who this course is for:
  • This Ultrasound Physics course is meant for Diagnostic Ultrasound students, professionals, and Sonographers who are preparing to sit for SPI ARDMS board examination
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 02:21:28
+ Introduction to Basic Ultrasound Physics Principles
8 lectures 26:34

After viewing the video, the students should be able to understand the Sound wave creation and propagation through the tissue.

Creation of Sound Wave
03:48

After this video the students must be familiar with the units of Sound Frequency

Sound Frequency Units
02:41

After this video the students must understand and memorize the Sound Frequency ranges.

Sound Frequency Ranges
02:30

After this video the students will understand and know the difference between the longitudinal and transverse waves.

Sound Waves
02:55

After this video the students will understand the areas of Compression and Rarefaction in the Medium (Tissue).

Compression and Rarefaction
01:55

After this video the students should understand the concepts of Sound Frequency, Period, Velocity, and Wavelength.

Sound Frequency, Period, Velocity, and Wavelength
03:49

After this video the students should visually understand the graphical representation of Sound Frequency, Period and Wavelength.

Preview 06:01

After this video the students should understand the difference between Transverse and Longitudinal waves.

Sound Waves and Tissue
02:55

The quiz will check the knowledge of students on the concepts and formulas covered in Previous section.

Section 2 Quiz
10 questions
+ Continuous vs Pulsed Wave
6 lectures 30:54

After this video the students should understand the medium, its density, and its compressibility.

Medium, Density, and Compressibility
03:38

After this video the students should understand the Continuous and Pulsed Wave Ultrasound

Continuous Wave and Pulsed Wave Ultrasound
06:06

After this lecture the students should be able to visualize the difference between the Pused Wave and Continuous Wave Ultrasound modes.

Continuous vs Pulsed Wave - Visualization
01:57

After this lecture the students should be able to understand the Pulse Repetition Frequency, Pulse Repetition Period, Pulse Duration, and Spatial Pulse Length.

PRF, PRP, Pulse Duration and Spatial Pulse Length
04:16

After this lecture the students should be able to visually understand the Pulse Repetition Frequency, Pulse Repetition Period, Pulse Duration, and Spatial Pulse Length.

PRF, PRP, Pulse Duration and Spatial Pulse Length - Visualization
06:30

After this lecture the students should understand the variables of sound such as Power, Amplitude, Intensity, know the relationship between the Intensity and Amplitude, and know the 3dB Rule.

Sound Variables - Intensity, Amplitude, Power, Decibels
08:27

The quiz will check the knowledge of students on the concepts and formulas covered in Previous section.

Section 3 Quiz
12 questions
+ Propagation of Sound Through Tissue
6 lectures 36:16

After this lecture the students should understand the velocity of sound in different tissues and should be familiar with Piezoelectric Effect.

Velocity and Piezoelectric Effect
06:46

After this lecture the students should understand the concepts of Impedance and Reflection

Impedance and Reflection
11:16

After this lecture the students should be familiar with the concepts of Reflection, Refraction, Angle of Incidence, and the Angle of Reflection

Preview 05:00

After this lecture the students should understand the difference between the Specular and Non-Specular Reflectors.

Specular vs Non-Specular Reflectors
03:52

After this lecture the students should understand the concept of Attenuation

Attenuation
07:26

After this lecture the students should understand the concept of the Shadowing.

Shadowing
01:56
Section 4 Quiz
11 questions
+ Resolution
5 lectures 25:21

After this lecture the students will learn the definitions of Axial, Lateral and Spatial resolutions.

Resolutions - Definitions
04:18

After this lecture the students will be able to visualize the Axial and Lateral resolutions.

Axial and Lateral Resolutions - Visualization
06:26

After this lecture the students will be able to understand the areas of the US Beam

US Beam Formation
03:23

After this lecture the students will be able to visualize the US Beam areas

US Beam Formation - Visualization
03:34

After this lecture the students will understand what factors determine the Axial, Lateral and Spatial Resolutions.

Axial, Lateral and Spatial Resolutions
07:40
Section 5 Quiz
5 questions
+ Instrumentation
3 lectures 15:12

After this lecture the students will understand the array transducer types and the shapes of the images they create.

Array Transducers
10:27

After this lecture the students will understand the difference between CW and PW array transducer types and why you should use them.

CW vs PW Ultrasound Modes
01:57

After this lecture the students will understand the major components of Ultrasound Equipment.

Brief Description of Ultrasound Machine
02:48

Quiz to see if you can answer the basic questions regarding the Ultrasound Equipment

Ultrasound Equipment
3 questions