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DMS 228 - Doppler Vascular Sonography


Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 203 , DMS 223C  or DMS 224C , DMS 204 , DMS 210  
Co-requisites: DMS 225C  and DMS 227  or DMS 226C  

Description
This course will combine theory and practical application to advance the technical skills of both the experienced and the new sonographer. This course will offer valuable information to those sonographers planning to sit for the RVT boards, and introduce the new sonographers to Doppler Vascular Imaging. Normal as well as pathological states of the peripheral and cerebrovascular system will be covered. Technical information such as protocols, spectral analysis in Doppler and scanning techniques will be taught as well as hemodynamics of the circulatory system and the physics and instrumentation of Doppler. During the practical lab experience the student applies classroom learning to scanning problems. 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. List and identify the major vessels in the human peripheral vascular system.
  2. Define and explain the location and function of the major vascular vessels in the human body.
  3. Relate the anatomic presentation of vascular vessels to the physiologic performance of the vessel.
  4. Scrutinize qualitative and quantitative information obtained in the vascular exam and deduce the diagnostic validity of the information.
  5. Compile qualitative and quantitative information obtained in the vascular exam.
  6. Assess qualitative and quantitative information obtained in the vascular exam and determine the extent of pathology in the patient that was examined.
  7. Assess practices that deal with ethical issues encountered in the vascular ultrasound profession.
Listed Topics
  1. The physical location of the major vessels of the peripheral vascular system
  2. The function of the major vessels of the peripheral vascular system
  3. The direct and indirect testing available for the detection of peripheral vascular disease
  4. The pathologies encountered in peripheral vascular testing
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videotapes and CD’s located in DMS lab and lab equipment.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/18/2009


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