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DUTEC 170 - Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I

3 CR

Covers acoustical physics, including heat energy, light and sound, wave theory, reflection, refraction, resonance, tissue interaction, transducers, bioeffects, and computers in ultrasonics.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Comprehend the physical nature of sound and its interaction with tissue
  • Differentiate the multiple types of transducers and how they are each used in the clinical setting
  • Identify imaging artifacts and methodologies used to correct or avoid them
  • Describe what is meant by biological effects and how to safely operate ultrasound equipment within acceptable limits (ALARA)
  • Recognize different types of ultrasound equipment, their medical uses, functions, and applications

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
  • Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science)

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