RADI 5001 Physics for Diagnostic Ultrasound
Credit Points 10
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Description This subject introduces students to ultrasound physics, a key area of knowledge for sonographers. They will learn about the essential physical principles that underpin ultrasound imaging, extending from the basic principles of sound waves through to emerging technologies and applications. This subject provides an essential basis for future study in the Graduate Diploma in Sonography (Cardiac or Vascular).
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 5 subject
Applicants for this program must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in natural and physical sciences or health.
After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Analyse ultrasound production, propagation and interaction with tissue.
2. Explain the Doppler effect and Doppler modes and how it is applied in professional practice.
3. Appraise components of equipment performance and limitations in diagnostic ultrasound.
4. Examine the cause and effect of ultrasound bio-effects and apply this knowledge to the safe use of ultrasound.
5. Identify ultrasound artifacts, their causes and propose solutions to address them.
- Introduction to ultrasound instrumentation
- Pulsed ultrasound
- Doppler principles
- Haemodynamic measurements
- Ultrasound instrumentation and equipment performance
- New ultrasound technologies and contrast agents
- Ultrasound artefacts
- Ultrasound bio-effects and safety
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
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Gill, R (2021). The Physics and Technology of Diagnostic Ultrasound: A Practitioners’ Guide. 2nd Ed. Sydney, Australia: High Frequency Publishing
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