The Physics of Ultrasound 7: Strain and Strain Rate

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.

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

Author(s): Dr. Robert H. Thiele

Estimated time to complete: 20 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.