• Physics Webinar Series

    11 items

  • The development of a new competency model for sonographers

  • Medicolegal aspects of ultrasound imaging

  • Portfolios and practices for lifelong learning in ultrasound education

    The focus of most ultrasound programs is to produce clinically competent sonographers who attain the requisite psychomotor skills, recognition of sonographic anatomy and pathology, and clinical reasoning for accurate diagnosis. University education directed towards these ends however, can leave t...

  • The purpose of orientation and modelling in the clinical practice environment

    Orientation and role modelling are two specific teaching strategies, that when implemented effectively, can have a profound positive impact on learning. Orientating the student to the healthcare facility, the healthcare team and the creation of shared expectations, establishes a positive and supp...

  • Improving training and accreditation for cardiologists in Australia

  • Sonographers professional identity & role in communication in obstetrics

    Understanding the processes that contribute to a sonographers professional identity and role in communication in obstetric ultrasound

  • Instructional approaches to teach psychomotor skills for clinical practice

    Australian sonographer skill teaching practices survey: An inaugural report of the instructional approaches used to teach psychomotor skills required for clinical practice

  • Time to establish pillars in Point of Care Ultrasound

    Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) has evolved rapidly over the past two decades and been adopted by many medical specialities, none more so than emergency and critical care physicians. There are significant benefits in both rapid bedside ultrasound diagnosis and safe procedural guidance.
    It is, h...

  • Guidelines in the real world ñ Challenges and solutions

  • Simulation to teach laparoscopic surgical skills - tips, pearls, and pitfalls

    Surgical training is radically changing in many countries worldwide. The traditional Halstedian model of time-bound apprenticeship is being replaced with competency-based learning surgical programmes. There has also been an increase in the use of simulation-based medical education (SBME) includin...

  • Identifying and managing the underperforming student

    Underperformance is a key challenge for all clinical educators. This interactive presentation will outline theory and evidence behind working with underperformance. It will consider how to identify underperformance and helpful pedagogies for learner development.

  • Introducing US into the emergency department- tips, tricks and perils

  • How to review a journal paper critically

    Peer review is the cornerstone of publishing in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Diversity of perspectives is an integral part of a successful vetting process. The editor, associate editors, and reviewers who examine each manuscript are the authors' peers: persons with comparable standing in t...

  • HAI's associated with contaminated sterile guided central line insertion

    Gels and Germs: Arresting a global outbreak of healthcare-associated blood stream and other infections associated with contaminated sterile used for central line insertion under ultrasound guidance and other procedures

  • Infection control debate

  • Beam focussing and beamformers

    This webinar will include a description of the various methods used to focus an ultrasound beam including the use of an acoustic lens and how electronic focussing operates.

    The method of operation of multiple focal zones and the use of variable aperture on transmit will also be discussed. Th...

  • Simple transducer design and operation

    This webinar provides details of the individual internal components of ultrasound transducers and how these components operate. It will also introduce the principles of multi-element transducers and explain how sound waves interact with each other through wave interference.

    Key learnings and...

  • Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

    This webinar will discuss contrast-enhanced ultrasound including the fundamentals, terminology and clinical uses.

    Learning outcomes of this webinar include:

    What is CEUS?
    Physical parameters of contrast microspheres
    Echo generation
    Clinical uses

  • Ultrasound Machine Instrumentation

    This webinar will cover many of the controls typically used during an exam.

    This includes functions such as zoom, TGC, power, gain and dynamic range.

    Learning outcomes include:

    - the setting controls for the user
    - what the machine is doing with the application of these settings

  • Resolution

    This webinar covers a description of spatial resolution including axial and lateral components, contrast resolution and temporal resolution. The description includes how beam factors and other system components affect resolution and methods that can be applied to improve these resolutions.


  • Advanced Technologies

    This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of tissue harmonic imaging, spatial compounding and 3D/4D imaging. For each technology, the speaker will discuss the underlying physical principles, the system operation, advantages and disadvantages and clinical uses.

    Learning outcomes of the webin...

  • Doppler Principles

    Gain a basic understanding of the principles underlying Doppler ultrasound, continuous wave, pulsed and colour Doppler instrumentation, displays, accuracy and limitations.

    The following will be covered:
    ï Basic Doppler concepts
    ï Continuous wave, pulsed and colour Doppler principles

  • Doppler Artifacts

    This webinar will help you understand the main artifacts specific to Doppler and how to minimise or eliminate them.

    The webinar will cover:
    ï Review of artifacts specific to Doppler
    ï Aliasing
    ï Intrinsic spectral broadening
    ï Spectral mirror artifact
    ï Artifacts due to subopt...