Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

SONO 2001 - Physics & Instrumentation 1

Credit hours: 2

Prerequisites: Admission into Sonography Program, College-level physics course (PHYS 1030 - Survey of Physics  or RADT 1380 - Principles of Radiation Physics ), and College-level math course (MATH 1130 - College Algebra  , MATH 1710 - Pre-calculus Algebra  , or MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics , or higher)

Industry Certifications American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) certification exam

Course Description:
An introduction to the fundamentals and characteristics of physics principles applied in the use of diagnostic medical sonography. Basic theories of physics principles and instrumentation are discussed and reviewed with an emphasis on clinical application.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a solid foundation in the required concepts of mathematics, by exhibiting proficiency in completing and applying equations presented in this course.
  2. Develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of ultrasound physics, as related to basic physical quantities and the ultrasound beam.
  3. Describe the properties and behavior of ultrasound echoes within tissue, by identifying the effects of each wave characteristic upon the ultrasound image.
  4. Relate the importance of ultrasound physics knowledge and principles to the importance of developing a diagnostic sonographic image.