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DMS 203 - Advanced Abdomen and Small Parts Ultrasound


Credits: 5
4 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 115C  
Co-requisites: DMS 210  and DMS 223C  

Description
This course will be divided into two learning modules. The first module lasting 5 weeks will consist of lecture and lab covering normal and abnormal ultrasound appearance of the thyroid, breast, scrotum and prostate. Scanning techniques of those structures will also be covered. The second module lasting 10 weeks will consist of lecture only and cover pathological conditions of the abdominal organs. Ultrasound images representative of disease states of organs and systems of the abdominal cavity will be presented and correlated with examinations performed with other diagnostic modalities. Relevant histologic aspects of various pathological conditions will be discussed and correlated with their acoustical properties and ultrasound characteristics. Clinical features, laboratory data and the pathophysiology of pertinent diseases will be presented. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Synthesize the clinical signs and symptoms with pathology of the abdominal organs as well as the thyroid, breast, parathyroid, scrotum and prostate.
  2. Identify and evaluate the pertinent laboratory data relevant to pathological conditions of the following areas; abdominal organs, thyroid, parathyroid, breast, scrotum and prostate.
  3. Give a differential diagnosis of liver pathology using the sonographic characteristics of the disease and the clinical signs and symptoms.
  4. Give a differential diagnosis of biliary pathology using the sonographic characteristics of the disease and the clinical signs and symptoms.
  5. Give a differential diagnosis of pancreatic pathology using the sonographic characteristics of the disease and the clinical signs and symptoms.
  6. Give a differential diagnosis of renal pathology using the sonographic characteristics of the disease and the clinical signs and symptoms.
  7. Give a differential diagnosis of thyroid and scrotal pathology using the sonographic characteristics and the clinical signs and symptoms.
  8. Apply proper scanning technique to image the thyroid gland.
Listed Topics
  1. Liver disease
  2. Gallbladder disease
  3. Renal disease
  4. Pancreatic disease
  5. Breast imaging; x-ray and ultrasound
  6. Prostate biopsy
  7. Scanning techniques of the thyroid, breast, scrotum and prostate
  8. Sonographic characteristics of pathology of the abdominal organs
  9. Sonographic characteristics of pathology of the thyroid and scrotum
Reference Materials
Textbooks, journal articles, videotapes and CD’s located in the DMS lab and lab equipment.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/18/2009


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