Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SONO 105 - Acoustical Physics I

(TP/SS only)

Fundamental principles of acoustical physics including wave propagation, biological effects, acoustical impedance properties, and transducer characteristics will be presented. Basic types of equipment, instrumentation, quality control, and safety are discussed. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. PREREQUISITE(S): Mathematics foundation and PHYS 010  or higher and Admission to the diagnostic medical sonography program or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): SONO 204  and SONO 261 , or consent of program coordinator. Assessment Level(s): READ 120 . One-and-a-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week. Formerly MS 102.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic mathematical concepts including algebraic relationships, formulas, variables, graphing, scientific notation, units of measurement, and metric unit conversion.
  • Describe sound waves, propagation of ultrasound through tissue, reflection, refraction, and scattering.
  • Explain transducer technology, and discuss the advantages and limitations of the various types.
  • Discuss the basic features of medical sonographic
  • equipment, including operator controls and image processing.
  • Describe the role of advanced scanning features, including harmonics, coded excitation, and compounding.

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