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The Physics of Ultrasound 1: Sound

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021

Description:

This course introduces you to the physical principles of sound 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.

You Will Learn

  • Characteristics of ultrasound
  • Sound as energy
  • Speed of sound through tissue

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.

Robert H Thiele, MD

Dr. Thiele attended medical school at Vanderbilt, completed his internship at Northwestern, his anesthesiology residency at UVA and his critical care fellowship at Duke. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care, and advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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