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Sonographic imaging and methods 1 (6 points)


Leader: Ms Tania Griffiths

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Acoustics theory, transducer design, beam focusing, sound-tissue interaction, image acquisition, A mode, B mode, image formation, image artifacts. Doppler ultrasound: Quality assurance in ultrasound. Power levels and biological effects. Sonographic anatomy of the abdominal organs and related structures. Sonographic representation of common abdominal pathologies. Selection of appropriate equipment, transducer and optimisation of technical factors. Scanning techniques for the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and great vessels. Artifacts. Image optimisation.

Assessment: Examination (3hours): 50% + Image recognition exam: 20% + Imaging practical assignment: 15% + Methods assignment: 15%

Contact Hours: self directed learning supported by 8 lectures

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