Ultrasound Basics

Synopsis

Participants will learn about the frequency tradeoff between penetration and resolution, the Piezoelectric effect, how images are generated, two-dimensional imaging in a plane, appropriate orientation of the probe, orientation conventions, rules for orientation, and what black and white represent in the image. Upon completion of the lesson, participants should have a solid understanding of the basics of ultrasound.

Audience

This module is suitable for all healthcare professionals.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Ultrasound (Module #5001)

Author

We are lucky to have Dr. Chris Moore, Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine as our lead contributor and author. Dr. Moore is fellowship trained in emergency ultrasound and has founded and directed the Section of Emergency Ultrasound and the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship over the last fifteen years.