Welcome to ASUM’s Physical Principles of Ultrasound Webinar Series, ideal for all medical trainees and practitioners who use ultrasound.
Whether you qualified recently, some time ago or or still in the learning phase, you are sure to learn from our specialist presenters, whether physicist or practitioners. They will make the Physical Principles of Ultrasound so much simpler to understand and possibly even fun!
Join Brian Starkoff, Martin Necas, Dr Rob Gill and Adam Lunghi over 11 fortnightly webinars as they delve into the principles and fundamentals of Ultrasound Physics.
View the full program here!
This is the 1st webinar in the series:
Simple transducer design and operation - presented by Brian Starkoff.
This webinar provides details of the individual internal components of ultrasound transducers and how these components operate. It will also introduce the principles of multi-element transducers and explain how sound waves interact with each other through wave interference.
Key learnings and outcomes:
** This course does not meet the requirements for any RPL for the DMU, CCPU, CAHPU or DDU.
- Knowledge of the construction and operation of a piezoelectric element
- The reason for the use of damping material and how damping material functions
- Knowledge of the necessity to use a matching layer
- How a multielement transducer is constructed and operates
- Gain an understanding of wave interference principles including constructive, destructive and complex interference.
It covers the theoretical curriculum for Physics. Ultrasonic imaging provides impressively detailed images of gross anatomy and pathology. The high quality of these images can lead to overconfidence in interpretation of the images in a clinical setting. In practice, all ultrasound images are distorted to some extent and are subject to artifact. While not always materially detracting from the image, it is essential to recognise the presence of artifacts and minimise their effects in order to draw appropriate clinical conclusions from ultrasound images. This is of particular significance in studies involving accurate measurement (for example, estimating tumour growth) and where accurate localisation of a structure is required. As most artifacts must be dealt with by the user at the time of the ultrasound examination, the importance of understanding the imaging process and its limitations has led to the inclusion of a compulsory ‘physics’ component in all qualifications issued by ASUM.
This webinar's recording will be available for 60 days after it airs live i.e. until 16 January 2021
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Timing & Duration: approx. 60-mins
Start time: 19.00 AEDT
Finish time: 20.00 AEDT
Cost of Registration:
ASUM members $15
Non-ASUM members $30
In order to receive your CPD Certificate you will need to:
1. View the webinar for at least 30 minutes
2. Use the same email address that you registered with to view the webinar
Q1: What if I miss watching the webinar live?
A: If you registered before the live webinar we will send you a link the next day to watch the recording, whether or not you viewed it live.
If you registered after the live webinar started: you'll receive an email and on completing Step 2 the webinar recording will be launched automatically.
Q2: Can I still register and watch the recording after the webinar has run ?
A: Yes, you'll receive an email and on completing Step 2 the webinar recording will be launched automatically.
Q3: I watched the webinar recorded session, but I have not received a confirmation of my registration or of my attendance certificate.
A: Please check your spam/junk/promotions folder as it may get caught there. See Q4 for CPD certificates.
Q4: Do I get / When will I get my CPD Certificate of Attendance?
A: Everyone who watches at least 30-mins of the webinar will be emailed a Certificate of Attendance:
a) If you watch the webinar live, your CPD certificate will be sent within 1-2 days
If you watch it on-demand you will receive your CPD certificate 30+ days after the live webinar aired.
b) For COVID-19 related webinars on-demand: you'll receive a certificate within the first couple of business days the following month in which you watched it
Cancellations and Refunds:
Cancellations are non-refundable.
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