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DMS 227 - Advanced OB/GYN Ultrasound

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 203 , DMS 210 , DMS 223C  
Co-requisites: DMS 228  and DMS 225C  

This course will provide students specializing in the general tract with information concerning the abnormal ultrasound appearance of tissues, organs and systems of the female pelvis and fetus. Ultrasound images representative of disease states will be presented and correlated with examinations performed with other diagnostic modalities. Relevant histologic aspects of various pathological conditions as well as congenital anomalies of the fetus 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. Technical information, such as procedural and scanning techniques will be discussed throughout 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. Analyze the signs and symptoms of a threatened abortion.
  2. Explain the development and function of the placenta.
  3. Evaluate the clinical signs and sonographic characteristics of IUGR.
  4. Differentiate the sonographic images of congenital anomalies from normal of the following fetal structures: fetal brain, skeletal structures, abdominal wall and kidney.
  5. Differentiate the signs, clinical symptoms and sonographic characteristics of benign from malignant neoplasm of the ovary.
  6. Assess the signs, symptoms and sonographic characteristics of pelvic inflammatory disease to narrow the differential diagnosis.
  7. Assess the signs, symptoms and sonographic characteristics of ectopic pregnancy.
Listed Topics
  1. Fetal congenital anomalies and their sonographic characteristics
  2. Sonographic characteristics of benign/malignant ovarian neoplasm
  3. Sonographic characteristics of endometrial benign/malignant neoplasm
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resouces, journal articles, videotapes and CD’s located in DMS lab.

Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/18/2009

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