The Physics of Ultrasound 3: Transducer Mechanics

Authors: Dr. Robert H. Thiele
Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2027



This course introduces you to the physical principles of transducer mechanics that underlie the acquisition and processing of ultrasonic waves for the production and interpretation of meaningful images.

Please note this course includes a Reference section. For accurate completion status, you MUST review the reference section.

You Will Learn

  • How transducers and piezoelectrics work
  • Creating and focusing an ultrasound beam
  • Harmonic imaging and signal processing
  • Maximizing frame rate

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.