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Physics of medical ultrasound and instrumentation (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Peter Wells

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit addresses the scientific and technical principles of diagnostic ultrasound and its associated scanning modes. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of digital image processing, the Doppler effect, colour and power Doppler and associated instrumentation and performance. The unit also covers safety issues, the potential for biological effects and the physical basis of image artefacts are also covered. Students will develop skills in the recognition of image artefacts, the implementation of a quality assurance program and in achieving the technical optimisation of image quality.

Assessment: Written examination (3 hours): 50% + Assignment (1,500 words) 15% + Workshop report 15% + Digital image processing exercises: 15% + Image Artefacts Quiz: 5%

Off-campus attendance requirements: Attendance at a two day workshop either on campus at Clayton or on-line

Prerequisites: Entry into the Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound course

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