Spring 2014 Syllabi

DMS 206.I1

DMS 206.I1

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University of Michigan Medical Center
E-mail: sabr@med.umich.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students explore the mechanics of A-mode, B-mode, M-mode, Doppler, and real time equipment. Accessory equipment such as cameras, transducers, phased, annular and linear arrays, and all types of hard copy documentation instruments are investigated. Multiple methods of preventative maintenance and quality control are presented. Laboratory reinforces learning activities.

Pre-requisites Required: MTH 131, DMS 104

TEXTBOOK: Miele, F. Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation Vol. I &II , Fourth Edition, Pegasus Lectures, Inc., Texas 2006.

Edelman, S.K., Understanding Ultrasound Physics , Third Edition, ESP, Inc., Canada 2004.
Kremkau,S., Diagnostic Ultrasound Principles and Instruments, Fifth Edition,Saunders, Philadelphia 1998.
Zagzebski, J.A., Essentials of Ultrasound Physics, Mosby-Year Book Inc., St. Louis. 1996

Office Hours: The best way to contact me is via e-mail, message area or my virtual office.

ADO 7 Rubric for Critical Thinking 1. Students who successfully complete the Sonographic Instrumentation course will demonstrate competencies in all aspects of ultrasound instrumentation. Through exploration in lab assignments 2. Students who successfully complete the Sonographic Instrumentation course demonstrate competencies in understanding all aspects of signal production and processing and can identify advantages and disadvantages to each method 3. Students who successfully complete the Sonographic Instrumentation course will demonstrate competencies in all aspects of ultrasound instrumentation as it applies to the ALARA principle and benefits versus risk in medical imaging.

Center for Student Success: Tutors (plus additional services for academic success) can be accessed by calling 796-8415 or by stopping by the Center for Student Success, Bert Walker Hall Room 123. Students requiring special assistance (including those affected by the Americans with Disabilities Act) should contact the Center for Student Success. This is the first step in acquiring the appropriate accommodations to facilitate your learning.


SESSION 1 Lesson: Mathematics Chapter 1 Level 1 Chapter 1 Level 2 Reading Assignment: read pages 1-48 Do Exercises: 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 6.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.3, 9.3, 9.6, 9.8, 9.11, 9.12, 11.1, 13.3,12.3, 15.2, 15.3, 17.2 Study Lecture Notes

SESSION 2 Take Test 1 Lesson: Waves Chapter 2 Level 1 Chapter 2 Level 2 Reading Assignment: read pages 81-142 Do Exercises: 10, 13.7, 14.3 Conceptual Questions: 4, 7, 9, 10 Study Lecture Notes

SESSION 3 Take Test 2 Lesson: Attenuation Chapter 3 Level 1 Chapter 3 Level 2 Reading Assignment: read pages: 143-192 Do Exercises: 11, 12 Conceptual Questions: 5 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 1 in Course Documents

SESSION 4 Take Test 3 Lesson: Pulsed Wave Operation Chapter 4 Level 1 Chapter 4 Level 2 Reading Assignment: read pages: 193-232 Do Exercises: 13 Conceptual Questions: 16 Study Lecture Notes

SESSION 5 Take Test 4 Lesson: Transducers Chapter 5 Level 1 Chapter 5 Level 2
Reading Assignment: read pages: 232-300 Do Exercises: 11, 28 Conceptual Questions: 29 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 2 in Course Documents

SESSION 6 Take Test 5 Lesson: System Operation Chapter 6 Level 1 Chapter 6 Level 2 Reading Assignment: read pages: 301-377, 392-393 Do Exercises: 7, 26 Conceptual Questions: 27 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 3 in Course Documents

SESSION 7 Take Test 6 Lesson: Doppler Chapter 7 Level 1 Chapter 7 Level 2 Reading Assignment: read pages: 519-592 Do Exercises: 1.8 Conceptual Questions: 5, 32 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 4 in Course Documents

SESSION 8 Take Test 7 Lesson: Artifacts Chapter 8 Reading Assignment: read pages: 593-619 Conceptual Questions: 6 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 5 in Course Documents

SESSION 9 Take Test 8 Lesson: Bioeffects Chapter 9 Reading Assignment: read pages: 621-652, 657-658 Do Exercises: 7 Conceptual Questions: 14 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 6 in Course Documents

SESSION 10 Take Test 9 Lesson: Contrast and Harmonics Chapter 10 Reading Assignment: read pages: 659-692 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 8 in Course Documents

SESSION 11 Take Test 10 Lesson: Quality Assurance Chapter 11 Reading Assignment: read pages: 691-732 Do Exercises: 12 Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 7 in Course Documents

SESSION 12 Take Test 11 Lesson: Physiology & Fluid Dynamics Reading Assignment: read pages: 733-774 Do Exercises: Conceptual Questions: Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 9 in Course Documents

SESSION 13 Take Test 12 Lesson: Venous Hemodynamics Reading Assignment: read pages: 775-824 Do Exercises: Conceptual Questions: Study Lecture Notes Complete Lab Assignment 10 in Course Documents

SESSION 14 Take Test 13 Lesson: Vascular Physical Principles Reading Assignment: read pages: 775-824 Do Exercises: Conceptual Questions: Study Lecture Notes

SESSION 15 Take Test 1 Review for Final








Each Worth



Points Available

14 Tests

20 points

280 points

10 Lab   Assignments

10 points

100 points

1 Final Exam


200 points


580 points











Lecture: Due to the instrumental differences within each machine, some tangents in lecture are necessary. It is the student's responsibility to make correlations from lecture material to the clinical setting.

Lab Assignments: Each lab assignment is designed to get students familiar with the instrumentation of their ultrasound equipment. Most labs will require many images to explore the knobology. It is the student’s responsibility to research the machine and find ALL instrumentation applicable to the lab assignment. Since each machine is different, some students will have different instrumentation to manipulate. It is most beneficial when these labs are performed on the machines at your clinical site to get the most of these assignments. The Lab at JCC will be open Wednesday afternoons after class if there is sufficient interest.

Instructor's Responsibilities: to facilitate learning, provide and explain the necessary materials for each student to understand the assignments and develop course performance objectives to a near mastery level.

Student's responsibilities: to be ready to cover the necessary topics and to demonstrate their ability to meet performance objectives. It is expected by the instructor that all assignments and readings will be completed so that the student may have the best opportunity to understand the lecture material and make inquires of difficult topics. The very nature of this course makes it very difficult for one to catch up once they have gotten behind.

Expectations and requirements of students: All written assignments are to be emailed or mailed (2111 Emmons Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201) to the instructor ASAP.

Academic Honesty Policy Academic honesty is expected of all students. It is the ethical behavior that includes producing their own work and not representing others' work as their own, either by plagiarism, by cheating, or by helping others to do so. Plagiarism is the failure to give credit for the use of material from outside sources. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

 Using data, quotations, or paraphrases from other sources without adequate documentation

 Submitting others’ work as your own

 Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical

Cheating means obtaining answers/material from an outside source without authorization. Cheating includes, but not limited to:

 Plagiarizing in all forms

 Using notes/books without authorization

 Copying

 Submitting others’ work as your own or submitting your work for others

 Altering graded work

 Falsifying data

 Exhibiting other behaviors generally considered unethical

CollaborationWhile JCC encourages students to collaborate in study groups, work teams, and with lab partners, each student should take responsibility for accurately representing his/her own contribution.

Consequences/ProceduresFaculty members who suspect a student of academic dishonesty may penalize the student by taking appropriate action up to and including assigning a failing grade for the paper, project, report, exam, or the course itself. Instructors should document instances of academic dishonesty in writing to the Dean of Faculty.

Student Appeal Process In the event of a dispute, both students and faculty should follow the Conflict Resolution Policy. This policy is presented in Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Handbook) and the Master Agreement.

Student Complaints/Academic A student complaint is any non-civil rights related complaint generated by the student concerning the work-related activities of any member of the bargaining unit (such as grade disputes). Instructors shall not be subject to any disciplinary action as a result of a student grievance over strictly academic issues. The following steps are required of students wishing to file a complaint:

1. Student Meets with Instructor Students must initiate a conference with the instructor with whom they have a complaint no later than the end of the fourth week of the Fall or Winter/Spring semester following the relevant incident/dispute. One representative, who must be from JCC (a current student, instructor or administrator) may be requested by each party to participate in this informal meeting.

2. Student Puts complaint in Writing  If the conflict isn’t resolved in the meeting between the student and instructor, the student, if he/she chooses to pursue the matter further must put the complaint in writing using the form provided and submit it to the appropriate Department Chair.

3. Department Chair Holds an Informal Hearing The Department Chair will convene a meeting with the student and the instructor following the guidelines in the faculty manual. The department chair will conduct any necessary investigation prior to the meeting.

4. Complaint Submitted to Dean  If the student or instructor is unsatisfied with the results of the meeting with the department chair, the formal written complaint and the instructor’s written statement of facts as he/she understands them will be submitted to the supervising Dean. The Dean shall promptly provide the instructor and the Association President with a true and complete copy of the student’s written statement(s).

5. Dean Holds a Hearing  Within five (5) work days of the time the instructor and the Association should have received the copies of the student’s written statement(s), the Dean shall contact the instructor and the Association President to arrange a formal hearing. Parties of interest shall include the student, the ombudsman (if the student so desires), the instructor, his/her Association representative and the Department Chair. Other individuals may be present at the hearing but they may not participate in the proceedings.

6. Dean Issues a Resolution  Within five (5) work days after the hearing, the Dean will distribute a written resolution of the complaint to the student, instructor and the Association President. The written resolution will state the facts as assessed by the Dean and indicate that appropriate action will be taken. No statement of disciplinary action will be disclosed to the student until final resolution of the complaint. If the College plans to discipline the instructor, as a result of this complaint, the instructor and the Association President will be notified, in writing, accompanying the written resolution of the complaint.

7. Appealed to the Executive Vice President  In the event that either the student or the instructor is not satisfied with the Dean’s disposition of the complaint, the disposition may be appealed to the Executive Vice-President within five (5) work days.

8. Executive Vice President Holds a Meeting  Within five (5) days of the Executive Vice-President’s receipt of an appeal, he will arrange a meeting with the parties of interest and their respective representatives in an attempt to resolve the matter.

9. Executive Vice President Rules on the Appeal  Within five (5) work days after the meeting with the Executive Vice-President, the Executive Vice-President shall give a written disposition of the matter.

10. Appeal through Grievance The disposition of the Executive Vice- President may be the subject of a grievance, initiated at Step 2 under the grievance procedure contained in the Master Agreement. 2005-2008 Agreement between JCC and JCCFA

Procedures for online or other students unable to travel to JCC offices.

1. Meetings between students, faculty, department chairs, Academic Deans and other parties of interest will be held by conference call originating from JCC.

2. Written documents submitted by all parties must be sent by registered mail to verify receipt. Documents may be sent electronically for convenience but receipt of these will not be verified.

3. Students can find the Academic Complaint Form online at http://www.jccmi.edu/administration/deans/Forms/AcadComplaintForm.html

Student signature on complaint form must be notarized.

4. Timelines begin on date documents are received as verified by registered mail.


*****Students must have a minimum 2.0 in this course to continue in the DMS program

Students should be advised that some revisions during the course might be necessary due to school closing policies, facilitator illness or injury, or any other improbable interruptions of the course.