Study Guide and Laboratory Exercises for Technology for Diagnostic Sonography

1st Edition


  • Wayne Hedrick
  • Paul Wagner
  • Key Features

      • Laboratory exercises teach you the function of operator controls and how to optimize image quality and practice ALARA, and include step-by-step instructions for scanner operation, for hands-on application and practice.

      • 250 review questions help you assess your understanding of sonography physics and instrumentation, and identify areas of knowledge that may need further study.
      • Key Points at the beginning of each chapter emphasize the most important sonography principles that you need to understand and apply.

      Table of Contents

      Section I: Fundamental Concepts

      1. Properties of Sound Waves

      2. Interactions of Ultrasound with Tissue

      3. Intensity

      4. Single Element Transducers: Properties

      5. Single Element Transducers: Transmission and Echo Reception

      6. Static Imaging

      7. Image Formation in Real-Time Ultrasound

      8. Real-Time Ultrasound Transducers

      9. Real-Time Ultrasound Instrumentation

      10. Digital Signal and Image Processing

      11. Image Quality in Real-Time Ultrasound

      12. Real-Time Image Artifacts

      13. Doppler Physics and Instrumentation

      14. Pulsed-Wave Doppler Spectral Analysis

      15. Doppler Imaging

      16. M-Mode

      17. Clinical Safety

      18. Performance Testing

      Appendix A: Computer

      Appendix B: Hemodynamics

      Appendix C: Contrast Agents

      Section II: Laboratory Exercises

      Lab 1 Display Depth, Frame Rate, Freeze Frame, Cine Loop

      Lab 2 Overall Gain and Output Power

      Lab 3 Time Gain Compensation

      Lab 4 Frequency and Penetration

      Lab 5 Transmit Focus

      Lab 6 Magnification (Write Zoom)

      Lab 7 Dynamic Range

      Lab 8 Persistence

      Lab 9 Gray-Scale Mapping

      Lab 10 Distance and Area Measurements

      Lab 11 Doppler Controls I

      Lab 12 Doppler Controls II

      Lab 13 Doppler Angle to Flow

      Lab 14 Nyquist Limit and Aliasing

      Lab 15 Color Controls I

      Lab 16 Color Controls II

      Lab 17 Application Presets

      Lab 18 Tissue-Mimicking Pphantom

      Section III: Review Tests

      Review Questions

      Answers to Review Questions with Explanations

      Glossary of Key Terms


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      About the authors

      Wayne Hedrick

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Professor, Medical Radiation Biophysics, College of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio University, Rootstown, OH, USA; Certified Diagnostic Radiological and Medical Nuclear Physicist, Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH, USA

      Paul Wagner

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography South Hills School of Business and Technology State College, Pennsylvania