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Overview

Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. This is 6-day interactive workshop is designed to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the ultrasound physics and instrumentation that will support their learning and practice in the diagnostic ultrasound field.

The workshop will focus on the function of the controls of the ultrasound machine to facilitate the application of knowledge learnt to produce an optimised image. Hands-on practicals will be conducted to supplement the didactic teaching. It is ideal for practitioners who wish to expand their scope of practice in medical sonography.
 


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the interaction of sound with matter and understand the factors involved in the production of sound waves
  • List and describe the components of an ultrasound transducer and machine controls as well as its effects on the final image quality
  • Describe the various functions performed by the ultrasound system and discuss the pre-processing and post processing options
  • Explain the criteria of a diagnostic quality image discuss the various sonographic scanning techniques used in image acquisition and image optimization
  • Recognize image artifacts, equipment or transducer faults and perform simple quality assurance checks
  • Compare the different modes of ultrasound and differentiate pulsed and continuous techniques
  • Explain the principles in tissue characterization
  • Understand the safety issues such as bio-effects related to ultrasound work.

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Undertake credit bearing assessment 

Continuing Professional Development

This is SSR validated programme and 4 CPD points will be awarded to Radiographers (who attended at least 75% of workshop).

Schedule

Day 1: 20 Sep 2019, Fri
Time Topics
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Basic Principles of Ultrasound Physics
10:00am Tea Break
11:00am Ultrasound Production
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Tutorial 1
4:00pm Tea-break
4:30pm Demonstration of ultrasound machine
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 2: 21 Sep 2019, Sat
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Ultrasound Transmission
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Practical hands-on 1
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Ultrasound beam and resolution
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Practical Hands-On 2
5:00pm Quiz/ Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 3: 22 Sep 2019, Sun
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Different modes of ultrasound
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Practical hands-on 3
1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Advances in Ultrasound Imaging Technology
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 4
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 4: 27 Sep 2019, Fri
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Transducer Manipulation & Tissue Characterisation
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Image Optimisation
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical Hands-On 5
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 6
5:00pm Quiz/Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 5: 28 Sep 2019, Sat
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Ultrasound Ergonomics
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Ultrasound Artefacts
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Bio-effects
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 7
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 6: 29 Sep 2019, Sun
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Image Quality Assessment
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Quality Assurance
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) Curve
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 8
4:30pm Quiz, Q&A, Debrief
5:30pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$4,108.80 $1,232.64 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,108.80 $1,232.64 $464.64
Non-Singaporeans $4,108.80 Not Eligible Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • Fees listed are pending Skills Future Funding approval.
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

What Past Participants Say

"The course is a good refresher even for radiographers who have learnt about basic principles and physics. It is thorough and a lot of materials are given out ." - Chun Luan, Radiographer, Singapore General Hospital
 
"Very informative. Explained topics in a manner everyone can understand. [It is] simplified with examples for us to comprehend. " - Ponsica, Sonographer, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

"This course is very useful for beginner sonographers as they would not have much headway in using the machine's buttons and functiosn. By understanding the physics, we are able to better apply it to the clinical setting " - Vanessa Lam, Radiographer, Gleneagles Hospital
 

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 20 Sep 2019 (Fri) to
29 Sep 2019 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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