Online Medical Physics Education

Ultrasound Physics Board Review Course

This Ultrasound Physics Course is designed to study for the:

  • SPI Physics Exam
  • Physics Portions of the RDMS, RDCS, RCS, RCCS, RMSK
  • Physics Portions of your American Registry of Radiologic Technogolist (ARRT) Sonography Exam
  • Physics Portions of your Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registered Cardiac Sonography (RCS) Exam

Course Applications

We offer an online Physics Ultrasound Physics Board Review course for sonographers, technologists and mammographers who are preparing for the physics portions of the ultrasound board exams. Physicians who practice radiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, cardiac anesthesiology and OBGYN who are preparing for the physics portions of the ultrasound board exams.

Why commit your time and money to travel to a course when, with our online training program, you can study virtually anywhere?!

This online course is presented in six sections. Every section contains an audio/visual presentation, printable key notes pages for offline study and a timed multiple choice quiz. Every time you take a quiz the questions are randomly pulled from our large question bank, so each quiz will be different. When you complete a quiz you can review the a detailed explanation of the correct answer and where to find more information in the lectures. A comprehensive course review quiz enables you to practice in a timed multiple choice format similar to the actual Sonography Physics board exams. Quiz & lecture material can be reviewed repeatedly until you understand the material, feel confident with your physics exam skills, and earn your passing exam grade. Study the course material in two choices of courses, either a 5 days or 3 months of access to our course material.

Outline of Course Material

I. Patient care, safety and communication

A. Patient identification/documentation

B. Patient interaction

C. Verification of requested examination

D. Emergency situations

E. Universal precautions

F. Bioeffects and ALARA

II. Physics principles

A. Properties of ultrasound waves

B. Interactions of sound with tissue

C. Power, intensity and amplitude

D. Units of measurement

III. Ultrasound transducers

A. Transducer construction and characteristics

B. Transducer types (sector, linear, phased arrays, etc.)

C. Spatial resolution

D. Transducer selection

IV. Pulse-echo instrumentation

A. Display modes and their formation (A-mode, B-mode, M-mode, 3-D, etc.)

B. Transmission of ultrasound

C. Reception of ultrasound (preprocessing)

D. Beam former

E. Postprocessing of ultrasound signals

F. Pulse-echo imaging artifacts

G. Tissue harmonic imaging

H. Realtime ultrasound instrumentation

I. Recording and storage devices

V. Doppler instrumentation and hemodynamics

A. Ability to acquire color flow image

B. Ability to acquire a Doppler spectral image

C. Ability to take measurements from the spectral waveform

D. Hemodynamics

VI. Quality assurance/quality control of equipment

A. Preventive maintenance

B. Malfunctions

C. Performance testing with phantoms

Course Tuition

There are two options when signing up for this Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) Ultrasound Physics Board Review Course:

Your access will start when you sign up for the course and continue through consecutive days.

Additional Course Information

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Just click on either of these 3 month or 5 day access links to sign up!

For an overview of the of the registration process, click on this SPI Physics Board Review Course Enrollment Overview link.

Last modified: Saturday, 11 April 2015, 12:25 AM