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Our two-day workshops are designed for medical professionals/Ultrasound technologists who are preparing to take the ARDMS SPI registry board exams or for individuals who need a comprehensive review for professional improvement and/or CME credits. Individuals attending for Registry preparation will be offered an opportunity to watch more advanced lectures which have been archived and offered mock exams covering all aspects of the specialty.

The workshop will provide a great foundation and operational knowledge of ultrasound. We present and emphasize the importance of understanding the physical principals and instrumentation of sonography and relate it to issues in the clinical setting of today.

Objective & Topics

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant should be able to:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations.
  2. State the elementary principles of ultrasound including definition of ultrasound, basic properties and units of measure.
  3. Describe the fundamental principles of sound and the propagation of sound in soft-tissue.
  4. Cite the different types of transducers, focusing, sound beam formation and the various types of resolution including: axial, lateral, contrast and temporal
  5. Recognize components and terminology of ultrasound equipment and instrumentation.
  6. List the advantages of Doppler, Color Flow and Color Power Imaging.
  7. Differentiate imaging artifacts by their cause and characteristic appearance.
  8. Outline safety, quality control, quality assurance and bioeffects concerns regarding operation and maintenance of ultrasound equipment.
  9. Identify areas of weakness that require additional self-study to successful pass the ultrasound board examination offered by ARDMS.