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Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound Service

Agenda – Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound

  1. Introduction to Ultrasound
    1. Clinical Advantages and Disadvantages
    2. Clinical Applications of Ultrasound
  2. Transducers and Beamforming
    1. Transducer Design and Theory
      1. Types of Probes
    2. The Ultrasound Beam
      1. Beam Profiles
      2. Focusing the Beam
      3. Steering the Beam
      4. Lobe Artifacts
    3. The Formats of Imaging
      1. Lab, Changing Key Imaging Controls
  3. Imaging Modalities
    1. 2D Imaging
    2. 3D/4D Imaging
    3. Harmonic Imaging
    4. Motion Mode
    5. Doppler Imaging
      1. Doppler Theory
      2. CW Doppler
      3. PW Doppler
    6. Color Flow Imaging
      1. Autocorrelation
      2. Clinical Applications of CF
      3. Power Doppler
    7. Elastography
    8. Lab, Changing and Modifying Settings for Modalities
  4. System Architecture
    1. Scanner/Front End
      1. Transmitters
      2. Receivers and Detectors
      3. Gain Compensation and Log Compression
      4. Block Diagram
    2. Scan Convertor/Backend Processor
      1. R-Theta Conversion
      2. Doppler Processing
      3. Block Diagram
    3. System Timing and Control
      1. Software
      2. Control Buses
      3. User Interface
    4. Power Subsystem
      1. Typical Design
    5. Full System Block Diagram
    6. Typical Boot-up Sequence
    7. Lab, Back-up and Restore of User Presets
  5. DICOM and Networking
    1. Theory and Design
      1. Definitions and Terminology
      2. Network architecture
      3. Typical medical imaging network
    2. Tools and Troubleshooting
      1. System diagnostics
      2. K-PACS
    3. Lab, Use of K-PACS to Test DICOM
  6. System and Transducer Performance Testing
    1. Testing Resolution
      1. Artifacts
    2. Baselining Your System Performance
    3. Preventive Maintenance
    4. Rationale for Evidence-Based Quality Assurance
    5. Tools of the Trade
  7. Clinical terminology
    1. System Performance Testing
      1. Tissue Mimicking Phantoms
      2. Other Testing Devices
        1. Aureon, Nickel, Computerized Phantom Analysis
    2. Lab, Use of Phantom for Performance Testing and Troubleshooting
    3. Electrical Leakage Testing
    4. Visual Inspections
    5. User Maintenance
    6. TOE (TE) Probe Testing and Inspection
    7. Safety
      1. Ultrasound Output
      2. PPE and Safe Handling
  8. Final Test

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Feb 07 2022

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