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DMS 239 - Abdominal OB-GYN/Cardiac Ultrasound

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 207 , DMS 210 , DMS 235C  
Co-requisites: DMS 237C  

This course is for the ultrasound student specializing in Vascular Ultrasound and is designed to offer the student basic knowledge and understanding of Abdominal/OB/GYN and Cardiac Ultrasound. Scanning techniques will also be covered. Relevant histologic aspects of various pathological conditions will be discussed and correlated with their acoustical properties and sonographic characteristics. Clinical features and laboratory data 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. Describe the basic physiology of the abdominal, female pelvic, fetal and cardiac organs.
  2. List and explain the clinical symptoms and laboratory values appropriate to diseases of specific organs of the abdomen, fetus, heart and female pelvis.
  3. Identify the normal sonographic characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, fetus and heart.
  4. Describe the basic pathological diseases of the heart.
  5. Satisfactorily and safely perform the basic scanning techniques for selected lab activities pertinent to specific organs of the abdomen, female pelvis and heart.
  6. Apply proper scanning technique to perform basic fetal biometry.
  7. Apply proper scanning techniques to image normal cardiac and abdominal structures.
Listed Topics
  1. Normal sonographic characteristics of the organs within the abdomen, female pelvis, fetus and heart
  2. Basic physiology and scanning protocols of the abdominal, female pelvis fetal and cardiac organs
  3. Scanning techniques of the abdomen, female pelvis, fetus and heart
  4. Basic pathology of the abdominal, female pelvic, fetus and cardiac organs
Reference Materials
Textbooks, journals in the library and video tapes and CD’s in the DMS lab.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/11/2009

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