Ultrasound Artifacts 1: Reflection and Extraneous Beams
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Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
Ultrasound artifacts, which are becoming increasingly rare as technology improves, can still lead to critical errors in interpretation if they are not recognized and dealt with appropriately. A proper understanding of how they are created allows the echocardiographer to recognize and work around these potentially hazardous pitfalls. This course focuses on reflection and extraneous beams.
NOTE: This material is best understood after completing The Physics of Ultrasound series first.)
Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- Refraction and reflection
- Extraneous beams, side lobes and grating lobe