Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation

Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation

 

Ultrasound is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of many acute and chronic diseases. It involves the use of high-frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. Ultrasound practitioners require highly developed technical skills and a good understanding in the areas of health science, physics, anatomy and pathology for examination of body parts.

This 2-day workshop aims to provide you with the fundamental theoretical knowledge and skills in the ultrasound physics and instrumentation that will support your learning and practice in the diagnostic ultrasound field. Simulation scanning and showing the function of the controls of the ultrasound machine will facilitate the application of knowledge learnt to practice.

 

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Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers, residents or other allied health professionals practising in ultrasound
  • Clinicians and general practitioners who want to utilise diagnostic ultrasound in their practice

What You’ll Learn

Basic Principles of Ultrasound Physics

  • Define the properties and understand the parameters of waves including; acoustic velocity, wavelength, frequency, period and amplitude
  • Understand the range of diagnostic range of frequencies

Ultrasound Production

  • Understand how the piezoelectric effect generates pulses of ultrasound
  • Identify the different components and types of transducers
  • Understand the factors affecting the production of sound and its effect on the final image

Ultrasound Transmission

  • Understand the different interactions of ultrasound with tissues
  • Describe the effect of tissue impedance on acoustic velocity and its impact on the amount of sound reflection at different tissue boundaries
  • Understand the ways to reduce ultrasound beam attenuation

Ultrasound Beam and Resolution

  • Identify the ultrasound beam shape and the intensity distribution within the different areas of the beam including the focusing effect
  • Understand the types of resolutions and its effect on the ultrasound image
  • Define pre-processing and post-processing functions
  • Know the options of image manipulation using recent advances in ultrasound imaging technology such as harmonic imaging, speckle reduction etc

Different Modes of Ultrasound

  • Understand different modes of ultrasound and able to apply them according to the type of diagnostic ultrasound information required
  • Describe the Doppler effect
  • State the Doppler equation and describe how each component may be influenced while sampling

Hands-on Practical Session

  • This session aims to allow participants to use different types of transducers for different scans and to understand the functions of the different controls on the ultrasound machine. They will be able to appreciate how each control affects the final ultrasound image quality.

Revision

  • This activity will include Q & A sessions and to clarify any doubts that the participants have on understanding the ultrasound physical principles and instrumentation before moving on to optimising the production of ultrasound images.

Workshop Date and Venue

Dates Venue  
26 & 27 Oct 2018 (Fri & Sat) SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, Level 3, SR3N  

 

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CPD Points

3 points per day and at a maximum of 6 points for the 2-day workshop upon full attendance.

Workshop Outline

Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:30pm

Time Topics
8:30 am Registration and Introduction
9:00 am

Basic Principles of Ultrasound Physics

10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am

Ultrasound Production

1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm

Ultrasound Transmission

4:00 pm Tea Break
4:30 pm

Practical hands-on session

5:30 pm End of Day 1

 

Day 2: 8:30 am - 5:30pm

Time Topics
8:30 am Introduction
9:00 am

Ultrasound Beam and Resolution

10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am

Different Modes of Ultrasound

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm Advances in Ultrasound Imaging Technology
3:30 pm Practical hands-on session
4:30 pm Tea Break
4:45 pm Summary and Recap
5:00 pm Assessment 
5:30 pm End of Day 2

Workshop Fees

  Full Fee After SF Series Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$1,070.00 $321.00 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,070.00 $321.00 $121.00
Non Singaporeans $1,070.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

 

Note:

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the course

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the course

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the course fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

Certificate and Assessment

An SITLEARN Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the workshop

Workshop Instructor

 

Amarjit Kaur

Senior Sonographer, Perth Radiological Clinic and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Australia

Associate Faculty, Health and Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology

 

Amarjit graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) with a Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography in 1997 and started working as a Radiographer in Singapore General Hospital. In 1999, she completed her degree in BSC (Hons), Radiographic Studies from London Southbank University. Thereafter, she joined Raffles Hospital to set-up the ultrasound department in their upcoming brand-new hospital then. Besides performing her clinical duties as a Senior Radiographer, she handled other non-clinical duties such as staffing rosters, quality assurance and the procurement process for ultrasound equipment. 

In 2003, she pursued and obtained her Advanced Diploma in Sonography at NYP. She joined NYP in 2003 as a Radiography lecturer and completed her Masters in Medical Sonography under Monash University, Australia in 2006. She managed the Diploma programme in Diagnostic Radiography/Radiation Therapy and conducted lectures on Radiography modules. She was also a Course Coordinator of the Advanced Diploma in Sonography since 2007 and feels privileged to train the future aspiring sonographers. Currently, she is a Senior Sonographer at Perth Radiological Clinic and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia. She also assists in the teaching of SIT students in Radiography and Sonography related topics.



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