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Small Parts Sonography

DMS 112

Small Parts Sonography

DMS 112

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 103, DMS 104, and DMS 106 each with a "B" (3.

0) grade or better and LW 206A with a "C" (2.0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in DMS 113, DMS 114, DMS 115, DMS 116, and DMS 117. Covers the fundamentals of superficial parts sonography. Presents basic small parts anatomy, as well as proper scanning techniques and protocols for identifying normal and abnormal sonographic patterns. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify normal sonographic anatomy, as well as pathologic and disease processes of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Objectives:

  • Identify Normal thyroid and parathyroid anatomy.
  • Identify congenital thyroid disease.
  • Recognize nodular thyroid disease.
  • Discuss diffuse thyroid disease.
  • Describe imaging techniques to differentiate between normal and abnormal thyroid and parathyroid anatomy.
  • Correlate clinical labs with sonographic findings.
  • Discuss other imaging modalities used to evaluate the thyroid and parathyroid.

Identify normal sonographic anatomy, as well as pathologic and disease processes of the prostate.

Objectives:

  • Identify normal prostate anatomy.
  • Discuss proper scan orientation for the prostate gland.
  • Define the peripheral, transition, and central zones of the prostate.
  • Discuss transducer design and equipment requirements for imaging the prostate.
  • Recognize benign prostatic diseases.
  • Discuss the clinical aspects of prostate cancer.
  • Describe clinical staging and grading of prostate cancer.
  • Describe sonographic technique for prostatic biopsy.

Identify normal sonographic anatomy, as well as pathologic and disease processes of the breast.

Objectives:

  • Identify normal breast anatomy.
  • Explain the scanning technique for breast ultrasound.
  • Discuss appropriate transducer and equipment utilization for breast sonography.
  • Describe the approach used to evaluate breast masses.
  • Differentiate between malignant and benign breast masses.
  • List imaging criteria for proper differentiation between malignant and benign breast masses.
  • Describe patient preparation and sonographic technique for breast interventional procedures.

Identify normal sonographic anatomy, as well as pathologic and disease processes of the scrotum.

Objectives:

  • Identify normal scrotal anatomy.
  • Describe sonographic imaging technique for scrotal ultrasound.
  • Differentiate between benign and malignant scrotal masses.
  • Discuss scrotal calcifications and the clinical implications.
  • Recognize and identify abnormal extratesticular anatomy.
  • Define testicular torsion.
  • List the sonographic findings of epididymitis and orchitis.