IDMS 245: Sonographic Instrumentation – Quality Assurance
April 24, 2023
Quality Assurance in Ultrasound
- Kaitlyn Curtis
- April 24, 2023
- Maegan Palacio
- diagnostic medical sonography, sonography, Ultrasound
April 24, 2023 — 10:18 pm
Hi Maegan! I appreciate how in depth and organized your presentation is. I think you did a great job giving real life examples to help describe quality assurance to all minds, not just limiting it to ultrasound. It is interesting how quality assurance considers so many aspects of the ultrasound department, like testing the machine using phantoms and ensuring the machine is up to date on maintenance. The way that quality assurance is kept accountable with phantoms and all of the criteria seems very tedious, but when I think about the bigger picture and that this applies to ensure the machine is still taking diagnostic images and is not endangering the patient, it makes more sense why it is so specific and down to a science. This presentation has helped my understanding of quality assurance deepen, and I appreciate your detail and all of the information that you have shared.
April 25, 2023 — 9:29 am
Edelman, S. K. (2012). Understanding ultrasound physics. ESP Ultrasound.
April 30, 2023 — 10:35 am
Hi Maegan, you did a really good job on your presentation explaining the importance of quality assurance in ultrasound! This is a very important concept for sonographers to know about because we need to know that are machines are functioning properly! If the machine isn’t functioning properly, we may not be getting an accurate representation of a patient’s anatomy, and therefore we can’t give them an accurate diagnosis. I like how you gave a thorough explanation of what the tissue equipment phantom tests for. This is an important concept to understand because it ties together lot of the information we learned in physics this semester together and directly applies it to this test of our machines functionality. Before going over the quality assurance unit this semester, I had no idea this was something that was done, but it’s definitely a very important task that needs to be performed regularly!
April 30, 2023 — 8:43 pm
I think you did an amazing job on your presentation. You really showed that you know what you’re talking about and really went into depth about quality assurance and how it affects us as sonographers. This is such a huge part of our job that people don’t really think about. If our machines are not properly functioning then we cannot do our job. Overall, great job!