Ultrasound is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of many acute and chronic diseases. It involves the use of high-frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. Ultrasound practitioners require highly developed technical skills and a good understanding in the areas of health science, physics, anatomy and pathology for examination of body parts.

This 2-day workshop aims to provide you with the fundamental theoretical knowledge and skills in the ultrasound physics and instrumentation that will support your learning and practice in the diagnostic ultrasound field. Simulation scanning and showing the function of the controls of the ultrasound machine will facilitate the application of knowledge learnt to practice.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Basic Principles of Ultrasound Physics

  • Define the properties and understand the parameters of waves including; acoustic velocity, wavelength, frequency, period and amplitude
  • Understand the range of diagnostic range of frequencies

Ultrasound Production

  • Understand how the piezoelectric effect generates pulses of ultrasound
  • Identify the different components and types of transducers
  • Understand the factors affecting the production of sound and its effect on the final image

Ultrasound Transmission

  • Understand the different interactions of ultrasound with tissues
  • Describe the effect of tissue impedance on acoustic velocity and its impact on the amount of sound reflection at different tissue boundaries
  • Understand the ways to reduce ultrasound beam attenuation

Ultrasound Beam and Resolution

  • Identify the ultrasound beam shape and the intensity distribution within the different areas of the beam including the focusing effect
  • Understand the types of resolutions and its effect on the ultrasound image
  • Define pre-processing and post-processing functions
  • Know the options of image manipulation using recent advances in ultrasound imaging technology such as harmonic imaging, speckle reduction etc

Different Modes of Ultrasound

  • Understand different modes of ultrasound and able to apply them according to the type of diagnostic ultrasound information required
  • Describe the Doppler effect
  • State the Doppler equation and describe how each component may be influenced while sampling

Hands-on Practical Session

  • This session aims to allow participants to use different types of transducers for different scans and to understand the functions of the different controls on the ultrasound machine. They will be able to appreciate how each control affects the final ultrasound image quality.


  • This activity will include Q & A sessions and to clarify any doubts that the participants have on understanding the ultrasound physical principles and instrumentation before moving on to optimising the production of ultrasound images.

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers, residents or other allied health professionals practising in ultrasound
  • Clinicians and general practitioners who want to utilise diagnostic ultrasound in their practice

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the workshop
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during the workshop)


Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:30pm

Time Topics
8:30 am Registration and Introduction
9:00 am Basic Principles of Ultrasound Physics
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Ultrasound Production
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Ultrasound Transmission
4:00 pm Tea Break
4:30 pm Practical hands-on session
5:30 pm End of Day 1

Day 2: 8:30 am - 5:30pm

Time Topics
8:30 am Introduction
9:00 am Ultrasound Beam and Resolution
10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am Different Modes of Ultrasound
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Advances in Ultrasound Imaging Technology
3:30 pm Practical hands-on session
4:30 pm Tea Break
4:45 pm Summary and Recap
5:00 pm Assessment 
5:30 pm End of Day 2


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $1,070.00 $321.00 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,070.00 $321.00 $121.60
Non-Singaporeans $1,070.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

»  Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, 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.

Continuing Professional Development

3 points per day and at a maximum of 6 points for the 2-day workshop upon full attendance.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, Level 3, SR3N
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 26 Oct 2018 (Fri) to
27 Oct 2018 (Sat)

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