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Ultrasound Scanning

DMS 106W

Ultrasound Scanning

DMS 106W

Course Description

Prerequisite: DMS 100, DMS 105W, DMS 107, DMS 107L, DMS 108W, with a "B" (3.0) grade or better. Concurrent enrollment in DMS 101W, DMS 103, DMS 104. Provides hands on experience in sonographic imaging. Teaches basic operations of the ultrasound machine along with transducer orientation. Includes an overview of abdominal and pelvis imaging, scan plane recognition, and basic imaging concepts. (75-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate a basic ability to recognize normal abdominal/pelvic anatomy.

Objectives:

  • Recognize normal anatomy of the abdomen/pelvis
  • Demonstrate basic scanning techniques to obtain images of abdomen/pelvis anatomy.

Demonstrate appropriate image optimization techniques.

Objectives:

  • Adjust the image appropriately for under or over penetration.
  • Demonstrate the ability to zoom or magnify an image.
  • Adjust the focal zone for the object to be scanned.
  • Demonstrate how to adjust contrast resolution.
  • Choose the appropriate transducer for the object to be scanned.

Demonstrate proficiency in obtaining basic abdominal images for interpretation.

Objectives:

  • Obtain satisfactory images for interpretation for the following anatomy:

Demonstrate proficiency in obtaining basic pelvis images for interpretation.

Objectives:

  • Obtain satisfactory images for interpretation for the following anatomy: