Ultrasound Physics, Radiation, and Safety   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

CVT 1610 - Ultrasound Physics, Radiation, and Safety

This course provides the student with the fundamental principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation as well as radiobiology and safety.  Ultrasound physics will cover characteristics of sound waves, ultrasound transducers, components of the ultrasound systems, artifacts of ultrasound, bioeffects and safety.  Components of ionizing radiation and it’s interaction with biological systems, the early and late effects of radiation exposure, the body factors that affect response to radiation, and the basic principles of radiation protection and monitoring are covered. The curriculum emphasizes the best diagnostic imaging principles for proper c-arm manipulation while using settings to reduce patient and staff exposure.  
Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.

Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 3.