Ultrasound principles and imaging

  • Supervisor: Dr Ralph James (Physics)

  • This project will involve three parts:

    a) Investigation of the basic principles of sound and ultrasound reflection and transmission techniques - the relationship between time delay and penetration depth as well as the attenuation properties of the medium.

    b) Use of a hydrophone to measure the ambient transmission, reflection and absorption of ultrasound in the Swan River.

    c) Introduction to clinical & diagnostic uses of ultrasound and assessment of health risks (is there a maximum safe level?)

    Parts a) and b) will be undertaken in the Physics Dept at UWA, while part c) will involve work at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in the Medical Technology and Physics section.