Physical Principles and Instrumentation in Sonography

DMSC1102

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  • Course Equivalencies:
  • Open Studies: Available
  • Credits: 3.00

Sonographers must draw on their knowledge of physics and manipulate the ultrasound equipment when acquiring sonographic images. In this course, students will learn the mechanisms by which sound travels through and interacts with various media in the body. Instrumentation associated with generating the sound beam and processing the returning echoes are examined. The physical principles of fluid motion as it pertains to blood flow and Doppler imaging constitute an important part of the course. Recognition and management of artifacts are also discussed. Safety considerations for both the operator and patient are included throughout this course.

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Upcoming Sessions

Class Section Dates
12063 OE01 Sep. 01 - Dec. 15, 2022
Delivery Status
Evening, Online Full
Meeting Times:
  • Sep. 6 to Dec. 13 - Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Notes: All of your course activity is done online and there is no requirement to be on campus.
Your classes are scheduled for certain dates and times.
This course section is offered as an additional pathway for students applying to the School of Health and Life Sciences programs and can be used to qualify for the admissions process.
Physics 30 is strongly recommended
There is a blend of instructor teaching and student self-directed activity.

Class Section Dates
12064 OE02 Sep. 01 - Dec. 15, 2022
Delivery Status
Evening, Online Open
Meeting Times:
  • Sep. 7 to Dec. 14 - Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

Notes: All of your course activity is done online and there is no requirement to be on campus.
Your classes are scheduled for certain dates and times.
This course section is offered as an additional pathway for students applying to the School of Health and Life Sciences programs and can be used to qualify for the admissions process.
Physics 30 is strongly recommended
There is a blend of instructor teaching and student self-directed activity.