The Physics of Ultrasound 1: Sound

This course introduces you to the physical principles of sound that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic wavesfor the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

You will learn:

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

Author(s): Dr. Robert H. Thiele

Estimated time to complete: 2o minutes

Credit hours: .25

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.