This course introduces you to the physical principles of strain and strain rate that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.

Course Details

In this course, you will learn:
  • What is strain
  • The 3 types of strain
  • Tissue doppler-based strain and strain rate
  • Speckle trackle-based strain and strain rate

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.

The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close that tab.


Estimated time to Complete: 20 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .25 hours
Expiration date: March 7, 2021
Publication date: March 8, 2018

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Course Author

Robert H Thiele, MD

Board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
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