Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-526-221 058127 Sonography Physics 1
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-526-221 SONOGRAPHY PHYSICS 1 ...introduces physics and instrumentation relevant to diagnostic medical sonography. Learners explore how principles of sound propagation in tissues create a sonographic image. (Prerequisite: 10-806-143, College Physics 1)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Perform math equations related to ultrasound physics
  2. Describe sounds waves and their acoustic variables in a medium
  3. Identify the interaction between sound waves and tissue
  4. Differentiate pulse wave operations and continuous wave sound
  5. Apply pre and post processing techniques to optimize sonographic images
  6. Describe the basic features of medical sonographic equipment
  7. Describe the fundamentals of image formation
  8. Demonstrate the basic instrumentation of Doppler
  9. Prevent unsafe exposure to ultrasound
  10. Describe the construction and characteristics of various transducers and their applications