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Foundation Studies in Ultrasound and Research


This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of physical ultrasound & instrumentation as well as research methodology.   In the former, physical principle of different modes of sonographic imaging (gray-scale and pulsed Doppler Imaging);  optimization of control settings in ultrasound equipment; effect of ultrasound artifacts on the image quality and diagnosis; bioeffects and safety of ultrasound; and quality assurance tests etc will be  taught.  In the latter, the concept of research design, descriptive statistics, epidemiology, statistical methods (sample size estimation, null hypothesis testing, significant difference, parametric and non-parametric tests, and correlation and reliability analysis etc) will also be discussed.