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Ultrasound Physics Modules (all) Back to Products

Module 1A: Basic Math in Ultrasound
The math covered in this module is foundational to the physics covered in all of the later modules.

Module 1B: Advanced Math in Ultrasound
These concepts will significantly improve your ability to comprehend and apply ultrasound physics.

Module 2: Waves
Concepts aid in understanding how sound wave parameters are changed to improve clinical information acquired during imaging.

Module 3: Attenutation
In this module, we discuss the three primary components of attenuation, which include absorption, reflection, and refraction.

Module 4: Pulsed Wave
This discussion about PW timing becomes the foundation for understanding depth resolution, frame rate, and temporal resolution.

Module 5: Transducers
In this module we focus on beam characteristics and the advantages and limitations of each transducer type.

Module 6: System Operation
Various system controls are discussed to understand the greater context of the interactions that take place within the ultrasound system.

Module 7A: Spectral Doppler
We discuss the Doppler controls of transmit, receiver gain, wall filters, video compression, PRF, spectral processing and display.

Module 7B: Color Doppler
Learn the application of the Doppler effect in color Doppler imaging, including gain, wall filters, persistence, and color priority.

Module 8: Artifacts
Imaging artifacts of detail resolution, reverberation, grating lobes, refraction, shadowing, enhancement, multi-path, and mirroring.

Module 9: Bioeffects
In this module, we formalize our understanding of the two primary bioeffect risks, mechanical and thermal bioeffects.

Module 10: Contrast/Harmonics
This discussion includes the mechanism and limitations of harmonic contrast, tissue perfusion, and harmonic imaging of tissue.

Module 11: Quality Assurance
Ultrasound and Doppler flow phantoms, imaging test performance, and statistical test validation are covered.

Module 12: Fluid Hemodynamics
Concepts include the resistance equation, simplified law of hemodynamics, continuity equation, Poiseuille’s Law, and Bernoulli equation.

Module 13: Test-taking Strategies
Unique techniques are taught to improve your test-taking approach and exam confidence.