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Course: Ultrasound

Module: 1 - Making Sense of Echocardiography: Essential Principles

Module Description:
Prerequisites: None
This module is an overview of the essential principles of echocardiography. The history of echocardiography is discussed. Other topics include cardiac anatomy and physiology, physics and instrumentation, Doppler physics and service provision. This module is the first of six modules that complete the book Making Sense of Echocardiography by Andrew Houghton.


Learning Objectives

- Discuss the history of echocardiography
- Discuss cardiac anatomy and physiology
- Discuss physics and instrumentation of ultrasound
- Discuss Doppler physics
- Explain service provisions in terms of the departmental and staffing issues involved and the question of quality control.


Author: Dr. Andrew R. Houghton
About the author: Dr Andrew R. Houghton is a Consultant Cardiologist at Grantham & District Hospital and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK. He attended medical school at the University of Oxford and then trained in Nottingham and Leicester before being appointed as a consultant in 2002. His key interest is in cardiac imaging and he is a member of the British Society of Echocardiography, the European Association of Echocardiography, and the American Society of Echocardiography. In addition to Making Sense of Echocardiography, his publications for Hodder Arnold include Making Sense of the ECG 3rd edition and Making Sense of the ECG: Cases for Self-Assessment (both co-authored with Dr David Gray).
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 2.00
Price: $40.00
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 2.00
Price: $36.00