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DMS 125 - Vascular Ultrasound

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 102   and DMS 105  
Co-requisites: PHY 127   and DMS 135C  

Theory and practical application are combined to progress the beginning student’s ability to scan and read normal vascular examinations by semester’s end. The theory portion of the course consists of learning normal anatomy, sonographic characteristics and the hemodynamic principles of the peripheral vascular system, the cerebral vascular system and the vessels of the abdomen. Instrumentation, scanning techniques, audible signals made by normal blood flow and position of the transducer for each vessel are covered in the laboratory portion of the course. 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. Visualize the normal sonographic anatomy of the carotid, internal and external arteries.
  2. Identify ways to provide an emotionally secure and quality treatment setting for patients/clients.
  3. Define components of patient preparation as related to the vascular examination.
  4. Transform images seen on 2-D sonography into the spectral waveform of each vessel imaged.
  5. Expand images seen on 2-D sonography to incorporate color Doppler.
  6. Identify the anatomical location of the peripheral arteries and veins imaged in the human body.
  7. Define the vessels imaged in the abdominal cavity.
Listed Topics
  1. Normal anatomy of the vascular system
  2. Scanning techniques of the various systems
  3. Spectral Doppler
  4. Color Doppler
Reference Materials
Textbooks, Powerpoint handouts, videotapes and CDs located in DMS lab and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 03/10/2014

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