This concentration focuses on anatomy and teaches students to recognize the pathology of many different organs. The General Sonography program trains students to conduct a variety of exams which include abdominal, pelvic neurology, breast, gynecological and obstetrical scans. Students will learn to image standard views of different organs of the body.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a skilled member of the imaging health care team. The Sonographer must possess in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology to apply to imaging procedures. As there are several specialties within the realm of ultrasound, a sonographer's specific specialty area(s) will be determined by personal interests, background, and training.
All courses in the curriculum must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher in order to proceed to the next course in the sequence.
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Learn application and scanning methods including transabdominal and endovaginal. Gynecological ultrasound includes general screening of women who are currently or have previously experienced menopause, and special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as ovarian cyst aspirations and sonohysterograms (evaluation of the internal surface of the uterus). Gynecologic ultrasound provides visualization of the uterus and ovaries that may add important additional information not demonstrated using other imaging methods or with physical exam findings.
Abdominal Sonography I
This course demonstrates the use of medical sonography in assisting with the diagnoses of diseases of the abdomen and small parts. General principles of medical sonography in scanning procedures, ultrasonic characteristics of the various organs, and pathology are covered. Laboratory values related to patient disease processes and ultrasonic finding are discussed.
DMS Scan Lab I
Supervised clinical training in a health care institution or clinic in abdominal, superficial structures, obstetrical and gynecologic imaging procedures. Instructor will guide students assisting and performing various patient imaging procedures taught in the classroom.
Sonography Physics I
This is a continuation of pulse-echo instrumentation including harmonics, image artifacts and color flow imaging with Doppler instrumentation, bioeffects and safety in ultrasound imaging, and quality management applied to Sonography. NULL
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