The Physics of Ultrasound 6: Speckle Tracking

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

You will learn:

  • What causes speckles
  • How speckles can be used to “fingerprint” cardiac tissue

Author(s): Dr. Robert H. Thiele

Estimated time to complete: 15 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.

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