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Physics of Ultrasound Minicourse: Quality Assurance and Equipment Selection for Ultrasound Imaging

  DATE: Tuesday, December 02 2003
  START TIME: 08:30 AM
  END TIME: 10:00 AM
  LOCATION: Room S501D
  CODE: RC321
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PARTICIPANTS
PRESENTER
Jeffrey Fowlkes PhD
Ann Arbor , MI
 

MOC
Physics And Basic Sciences
Ultrasound
Credit Categories
Physics Credit
Ultrasound Credit
Keywords
Ultrasound (US), quality assurance
Walks Thru Week
Ultrasound
Technological Edge (Physics)
Medical Physics
 

Disclosure: (J.B.F. has research equipment supplied by GE and Toshiba.)

 
RC321A - Quality Assurance for Ultrasound Imaging
Learning Objectives: This presentation covers procedures and equipment for clinical ultrasound QA. It also includes considerations for acceptance testing and ongoing monitoring of recording devices. Properties of tissue phantoms will be reviewed, followed by a discussion of the most relevant issues involving QA for modern ultrasound equipment. An example of a QA program following guidelines of the ACR will be given. The complementary roles of sonographers, equipment service engineers, and medical physicists in maintaining a QA program will be discussed.

 
RC321B - Ultrasound Equipment Evaluation and Selection
Learning Objectives: Considerations on evaluating and selecting US equipment, from the perspectives of both the physicist and clinician will be presented. Performance comparisons between "high-end" and lower priced systems will be highlighted, and important features and operating modes of modern US equipment will be described along with their clinical importance and their relevance. The role of advanced features, such as codes and chirps, new image formats, and new techniques for focusing US beams will also be outlined. Means of comparing similar features among various