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Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
SONO 101 ORIENTATION DIAG MED SONOG 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
Course Description:   An orientation to the field of diagnostic medical sonography followed by techniques for assisting and monitoring patients. Professional ethics, legal issues, and patient care procedures pertinent to sonography will be covered. Chart reading and recordkeeping relative to ultrasound will be presented. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: CPR Certification--Class C and Admission to the DMS program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment levels: MATH 117 or higher, READ 120. May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 101.
Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Anticipate and be able to respond to the needs of the patient
  • Comprehend and employ appropriate medical terminology, abbreviations, symbols, terms, and phrases
  • Define critical thinking and describe its role in patient assessment and the creation of a medical plan
  • Demonstrate the correct methods of obtaining vital signs and discuss the normal rates for a child and the adult male and female
  • Demonstrate the correct methods of patient handling and transfer
  • Demonstrate ultrasound equipment care and use
  • Demonstrate vital signs and oxygen administration
  • Describe the methods by which patients are prepared and cared for during various ultrasound procedures
  • Describe the methods for handling patients in acute and emergency situations
  • Discuss pertinent legal principles
  • Employ professional judgment and discretion
  • Identify life-threatening situations and implement emergency care
  • List the practical methods used in the prevention of spreading infection
  • Maintain infection control and utilize standard precautions
  • Provide basic patient care and comfort
  • Recognize significant clinical information and historical facts from the patient and the medical records, which may impact the diagnostic examination
  • Utilize oral and written communication
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 101L ORIENTATION DIAG MED SONOG No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 101.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 105 ACOUSTICAL PHYSICS I 2 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Fundamental principles of acoustical physics including wave propagation, biological effects, acoustical impedance properties, and transducer characteristics will be presented. Basic types of equipment, instrumentation, quality control, and safety are discussed. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. (TP/SS only)PEREQUISITES: Mathematics foundation and PHYS 010 or higher and Admission to the DMS program or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITES: SONO 204 and SONO 261 or consent of program coordinator; READ 120. One-and-a-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week. Formerly MS 102.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply Poiseuille?s law to a change in vessel radius.
  • Apply Snell's law to varying degrees of angle of incidence.
  • Apply the range equation to image production.
  • Compare and contrast acoustic variables (density, pressure) and describe their effect on propagation velocity.
  • Compare and contrast beam intensity, beam amplitude, beam power and beam area.
  • Compare and contrast continuous wave (CW) and pulsed wave (PW) characteristics (i.e. duty factor).
  • Compare and contrast conventional waves to harmonic waves in relationship to shape, frequency, generation of beam, and returning signal strength.
  • Compare the best characteristics of low versus high Q-factor transducers.
  • Compare the differences in steering and focusing between the array transducers.
  • Compare the intensity variation and the beam diameter variation in the near and far fields.
  • Compare the relationship between the media properties (density, compressibility) and their effect on sound propagation.
  • Compare the relationship of the transducer bandwidth (narrow versus broad) to pulse length, resolution, and system sensitivity.
  • Compare the relative propagating velocities and acoustic impedances (Z values) for soft tissue, bone, air, fat, etc.
  • Compare the relative values for attenuation in soft tissue, bone, air, and fat.
  • Compare the transducer diameter to beam directionality and transducer diameter.
  • Compare the transducer focusing and steering capabilities for mechanical and electric transducers.
  • Convert numbers from one unit to another in the metric system.
  • Correlate the relationship between the components of Poiseuille?s law.
  • Describe characteristics of a sound wave.
  • Describe how 1 D arrays improve the image elevational resolution.
  • Describe physiologic and anatomic factors that influence blood flow.
  • Describe the basic construction, operation and characteristics of mechanical contact, mechanical liquid-path, electronic sequential array, electronic phased array, and hybrid annular array transducers.
  • Describe the basic principles of pulsed ultrasound generation.
  • Describe the basis for transducer crystals/elements being one half wavelength in thickness and the relationship to frequency and propagation velocity.
  • Describe the effect of energy/pressure on viscosity, friction, and inertia of flow.
  • Describe the factors that affect frame rate.
  • Describe the main clinical applications and characteristics of each scanning mode.
  • Describe the process of creating a piezoelectric crystal.
  • Describe the relationship between speed of sound, frequency, and wavelength.
  • Diagram the angle of refraction in the presence of varying Z values and medium velocities.
  • Differentiate between contrast and tissue harmonics.
  • Differentiate between internal and external focused transducers.
  • Differentiate between the characteristics of man-made and natural piezoelectric material.
  • Discuss scattering with regard to scattered energy level and frequency of the sound beam.
  • Discuss specular reflection with regard to reflected energy level, normal incidence, and oblique incidence.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of weak, medium, and strong focused transducers.
  • Discuss the contributions of scattering and specular reflection to a diagnostic ultrasound image.
  • Discuss the effect of transducer focusing on sound beam parameters.
  • Discuss the relationship of attenuation to frequency, penetration, and attenuation coefficient.
  • Discuss the relationships of transducer frequency, transducer diameter, near field boundary, angle of divergence, and wavelength.
  • Explain the physical principles that support the use of a quarter wavelength thickness matching layers for transducers.
  • Identify clinical applications of harmonics and describe appropriate use.
  • Identify how the different types of wave interference are produced.
  • Identify structures within the body causing reflection and scattering.
  • Identify techniques that improve axial and lateral resolution.
  • Identify techniques that will improve the overall sensitivity of an ultrasound machine.
  • Identify the axis for each scanning mode.
  • Identify the effect of acoustic impedance on the sound beam.
  • Identify the functions of the system controls and relate how each affects the image display.
  • Label waveform anatomy on diagrams of a continuous sound wave (CW) and pulsed sound wave (PW).
  • List and describe the components of sound attenuation.
  • List the functions of each component within a transducer.
  • Recognize steered, focused, or combined wavefront.
  • Relate damping to axial resolution, transmitted frequency, and the Q-factor.
  • Relate the minimal frames per second needed to achieve acceptable temporal resolution.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 105L ACOUSTICAL PHYSICS I No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 105.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 112 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPH I 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A study of the fundamentals of abdominal sonography, including the case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the abdominal and superficial structures. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: BIOL 212, BIOL 213; SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 262 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 112.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of the sonographer in performing interventional/invasive procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform sonographic examinations of the abdomen, according to protocol guidelines established by national professional organizations utilizing real-time equipment with transabdominal transducers, and Doppler display modes.
  • Discuss clinical differential diagnosis.
  • Discuss sonographic and Doppler patterns in clinical diseases.
  • Discuss the patient history and physical examination, related imaging, laboratory, and functional testing procedures.
  • Discuss the role of ultrasound in patient management.
  • Modify the scanning protocol based on the sonographic findings and the differential diagnosis.
  • Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures, including anatomic variants and normal Doppler patterns.
  • Recognize, identify, and appropriately document the abnormal sonographic and Doppler patterns of disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 112L ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPH I No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 112.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 123 OBSTETRIC/GYN SONOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A study of fundamentals of obstetrics/gynecology scans of normal and abnormal anatomy. Fetal development, including abnormal etiology and diagnostic techniques, is presented. The detection of abnormalities, pathologies, and deviation from normal is stressed. Body planes, which must be scanned for an accurate diagnosis, are emphasized. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 262. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 113.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment extra-pelvic pathology.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal amniotic fluid conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal normal infertility/endocrinology conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal pelvic conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal postmenopausal conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal placenta conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal second/third trimester conditions.
  • Discuss and recognize normal placenta and related anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss extra-pelvic pathology related anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss multiple gestations.
  • Discuss normal infertility/endocrinology conditions and related anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss pelvic anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss the indications for performing a pelvic ultrasound.
  • Discuss the indications for performing an obstetrical ultrasound.
  • Identify extra-pelvic pathology anatomic conditions.
  • Identify normal amniotic fluid measurements.
  • Identify normal first, second, and third trimester anatomy.
  • Identify the normal pelvic organs, muscles, and ligaments.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 123L OBSTETRIC/GYN SONOGRAPHY I No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 123.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 200 IND STY: DIAG MED SONOGRAPHY 1-4 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Through independent study, sonography students will conduct research in cutting-edge diagnostic medical sonography technology, professional advancements and/or case studies. Students will be assigned to diagnostic medical sonography faculty for guidance and supervision. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will distinguish the 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-credit versions of SONO 200. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the DMS program or consent of program coordinator. Minimum 45 hours of work for each credit hour. Formerly MS 200.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop in a student-faculty conference a contract to designate activities which will address the topic area/s. This contract will include the objectives for the course, applicable sonography competencies, procedures for completing the course, the amount
  • Develop, in conjunction with the faculty member, an independent study syllabus with a specific outline for the content of the course (topic area/s). The syllabus will be filed in the sonography office
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 204 INTRO TO SECTIONAL ANATOMY 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   An introduction to ultrasound sectional anatomy. Anatomy will be presented in the transverse, sagittal, and coronal planes. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: BIOL 212 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITES: SONO 105 and SONO 261. PRE- or COREQUISITE: BIOL 213. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 201.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the indications for performing sonographic diagnostic procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler diagnostic procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal physiology.
  • Describe standard scanning protocols for each anatomic structure.
  • Identify cross-sectional anatomy of the body.
  • Identify normal sonographic texture of the anatomic structures.
  • Recognize cross-sectional relationships of the anatomic structures.
  • Recognize normal anatomic structures on sonographic images.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 204L INTRO TO SECTIONAL ANATOMY No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 204.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 205 ACOUSTICAL PHY & INSTRUM II 2 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A continuation of SONO 105. Fundamental principles of acoustical physics, including speed of sound, reflection, refraction, and attenuation through soft tissue; principles of pulse echo imaging and scanning speed limitation. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 105. COREQUISITE: SONO 262. One-and-a-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week. Formerly MS 202.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast a TV monitor to a computer monitor with respect to frames per second, interlacing, and interpolation.
  • Compare and contrast color maps.
  • Compare and contrast multipurpose phantoms versus test objects.
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of CW and PW and color Doppler equipment.
  • Compare and contrast the color Doppler display to the direction of flow.
  • Compare and contrast the major functions of each component of a diagnostic ultrasound machine.
  • Compare and contrast the spectral waveforms of laminar and turbulent flow.
  • Compare the effects of pre processing versus post processing controls on the displayed image.
  • Decide when to adjust the systems overall gain, TGC, reject, transducer frequency, and dynamic range based on image variations.
  • Describe factors that influence laminar and turbulent flow.
  • Describe how the image changes as the dynamic range changes.
  • Describe instrument output measurements.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantage of different storage media.
  • Describe the basic operational differences between PW and CW Doppler instrumentation.
  • Describe the clinical applications of the range equation.
  • Describe the Doppler waveform changes associated with proximal and/or distal stenosis.
  • Describe the echo amplitude sampling methods of the DSC.
  • Describe the effect of color Doppler on frame rates.
  • Describe the effect of the quadrature phase detector on the Doppler shift.
  • Describe the effects of hydrostatic pressure, calf muscle pump, and respiration on venous flow.
  • Describe the effects of stenosis on flow characteristics.
  • Describe the importance of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principles.
  • Describe the importance of national guidelines and regulations.
  • Describe the methods used to produce an ultrasound image on film, laser imagers, (color) thermal printers, video tape, MOD, and CD.
  • Describe the optimal Doppler angle for a specific sonographic examination.
  • Describe the production, image characteristics, clinical examples, and techniques to eliminate or minimize artifacts.
  • Describe the purposes and the requirements of quality control (QC).
  • Describe the system location and function of autocorrelation.
  • Describe what influences the shade of gray and the number of shades in digital memory.
  • Differentiate between labeling standards for machine output.
  • Differentiate color and power Doppler and related sonographic applications.
  • Differentiate factors that impact the characteristics of spectral Doppler waveforms.
  • Discuss the dynamic range of the signal as the signal flows through the imaging circuit.
  • Discuss the function of the fast Fourier transformer (FFT).
  • Explain the importance of each QC parameter.
  • Explain the signal to noise ratio and the techniques used to enhance a diagnostic image.
  • Explain ultrasound bioeffects in animals and humans.
  • Identify the information presented in a spectral Doppler display.
  • Identify the typical values of the Doppler shift.
  • Identify the ultrasound system controls that may be used to increase pulse repetition frequency (PRF) and reduce aliasing.
  • Identify ultrasound artifacts.
  • Identify which components are under operator control and the system control for that component.
  • List typical output values for an ultrasound machine.
  • Predict how the Doppler effect varies with changes in physiologic states.
  • Predict image consequences when a QC parameter becomes nonstandard.
  • Predict methods to increase the signal to noise ratio.
  • Relate changes in peripheral vascular resistance to characteristics of the spectral Doppler waveform.
  • Relate contrast resolution to the memory size and the number of matrix boards available.
  • Relate spatial resolution to the number of pixels and the field of view.
  • Sequence an electron through the components of a cathode ray tube.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 205L ACOUSTICAL PHY & INSTRUM II No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 205.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 210 BREAST SONOGRAPHY 1 semester hour SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A study of the fundamentals of breast sonography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the breast tissue and its visualization with real-time 2-D & 3-D imaging, and Doppler. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 266 or consent of program coordinator. One hour lecture, one hour laboratory each week. Formerly MS 210.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Define neoangiogenesis and the general differences in vascularity of benign and malignant masses.
  • Describe features related to the sharpness of margins and malignant masses.
  • Describe sonographic features of normal, reactive, and malignant lymph nodes.
  • Describe the advantages of using a high frequency, linear array transducer for sonographic assessment of the breast including discussion regarding the elevation plane.
  • Describe the anatomic makeup of the lactiferous ductal system as it relates to the breast lobular units and lobes.
  • Describe the differences in the effects of breast pathologies on the fibrous tissue planes.
  • Describe the effects of pregnancy, lactation, and hormone stimulation on the appearance of breast tissues.
  • Describe the embryologic development of the breast including the identification of the mammary milk line.
  • Describe the typical mammography views and correlate the mammographic findings with breast sonograms to compare the location and specific features of area(s) of concern.
  • Describe the typical patient positioning techniques for optimal scanning evaluation.
  • Discuss information required to perform a relevant clinical history and describe procedures for clinical inspection and palpation of the breast for correlation with breast sonograms.
  • Discuss the advantages of performing breast evaluation utilizing the radial and antiradial scan planes in comparison to the sagittal and transverse planes.
  • Discuss the differences between mammographic and sonographic appearance of normal breast tissues.
  • Explain the effects of compression and echo-palpation as a means of improving breast imaging.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing color and power Doppler for specific disease processes of the breast.
  • Identify the typical location of various lymph node groups surrounding the breast and discuss lymphatic flow and drainage in the breast and its relevance to sonographic assessment.
  • List and describe the various congenital and developmental breast anomalies.
  • List benign and malignant causes of skin thickening.
  • List causes of echoes within complex breast cysts and the resultant sonographic features.
  • List the different stand-off techniques available for breast imaging and state the primary advantages for its use.
  • List the indications and contraindications for performing breast sonography.
  • State the various fibrous planes of the breast tissue and discuss the importance of demonstrating the integrity of the planes on sonography.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 210L BREAST SONOGRAPHY No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 210.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 224 SEM DIAG MED SONOG 1 semester hour SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   On-campus seminar addresses issues that will facilitate the graduates' entry into the career of sonography. Topics include registry examination preparation, resume writing, and test-taking strategies. Students are required to register for the National Board Examination. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the diagnostic medical sonography program or consent of program coordinator. One hour each week. Formerly MS 224.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply test taking skills and strategies for board examination preparation
  • Complete board examination application
  • Complete resume and interviewing skills to enter the job market
  • Perform mock examinations to prepare for the ARDMS board examinations
  • Review the content specific to general sonography
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 229 PEDIATRIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A study of the fundamentals of pediatric echocardiography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the pediatric heart and its visualization with real-time 2-D & 3-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. (TP/SS only) PREREQUSITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 266 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 211.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Correlate the congenital heart lesion with the proper surgical repair.
  • Define normal values associated with various measures of ventricular function.
  • Define the anatomy and physiology of the systemic and pulmonary circulation.
  • Describe and identify the cardiac chambers, septa, and valves and their identifying features.
  • Describe the clinical signs of rheumatic heart disease and Kawasaki disease.
  • Describe the coronary artery system by their courses and associated wall segments.
  • Describe the echocardiographic findings associated with ineffective endocarditis and rheumatic heart disease.
  • Describe the importance of the post-operative echocardiogram for each surgical palliation and repair.
  • Describe the location of the heart and its surrounding structures.
  • Describe the normal venous anatomy associated with the heart.
  • Explain changes that may occur to affect systolic time intervals.
  • Explain the components of pulmonary arterial/venous and systemic arterial/venous circulation.
  • Explain the difference between atrio-ventricular and ventriculo-arterial concordance and discordance.
  • Explain the echocardiographic findings associated with pericardial effusion.
  • Explain the most common complete surgical repairs utilized in pediatric echocardiography.
  • Explain the most common palliative surgical repairs utilized in pediatric echocardiography.
  • Explain the various equations and measurements required to assess left ventricular systolic function.
  • List and describe the echocardiographic findings associated with outflow tract obstruction.
  • List the etiologies of various forms of acquired heart disease seen in the pediatric patient.
  • List the main types of cardiac tumors.
  • List the various types and echo correlates of acyanotic cardiac lesions.
  • List the various types of cardiac shunting that may occur and describe their associated echocardiographic findings.
  • List the various types of complex heart disease.
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    CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 229L PEDIATRIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 229.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 232 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A continuation of the study of abdominal sonography including interpretation of clinical tests, related clinical signs and symptoms, and normal and abnormal sonographic patterns. This course includes laboratory experience on basic scanning techniques and protocol relative to the abdominal structures and physiology. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 112 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 264. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 212.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of the sonographer in performing interventional/invasive procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform sonographic examinations of the abdomen, superficial structures, noncardiac chest ? according to protocol guidelines established by national professional organizations utilizing real-time equipment with transabdominal tr
  • Discuss clinical differential diagnosis.
  • Discuss sonographic and Doppler patterns in clinical diseases.
  • Discuss the patient history and physical examination, related imaging, laboratory, and functional testing procedures.
  • Discuss the role of ultrasound in patient management.
  • Modify the scanning protocol based on the sonographic findings and the differential diagnosis.
  • Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures, including anatomic variants and normal Doppler patterns.
  • Recognize, identify, and appropriately document the abnormal sonographic and Doppler patterns of disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures.
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    SONO 232L ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY II No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 232.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 243 OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A continuation of obstetrics/gynecology scanning of normal and abnormal anatomy. Fetal development, including abnormal etiology and diagnostic techniques, is presented. The detection of abnormalities, pathologies, and deviation from normal is stressed. Body planes that must be scanned for an accurate diagnosis will be emphasized. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 123 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 264. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 213.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment extra-pelvic pathology.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment normal and pelvic pathology.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment obstetrical complication conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal amniotic fluid conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal normal infertility/endocrinology conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal placenta conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal postmenopausal conditions.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the uses of ultrasound in the assessment of normal and abnormal second and third trimester conditions.
  • Discuss and recognize normal placenta and related anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss extra-pelvic pathology-related anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss normal infertility/endocrinology conditions and related anatomy and physiology.
  • Discuss pelvic pathology and physiology.
  • Discuss, identify, and recognize obstetrical complications.
  • Identify extra-pelvic pathology anatomic conditions.
  • Identify normal amniotic fluid measurements.
  • Identify normal first, second, and third trimester anatomy.
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    SONO 243L OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY II No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 243.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 245 ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A study of the fundamentals of adult echocardiography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the adult heart and its visualization with real-time 2-D imaging, 3-D & 4-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 262 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 215.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate hemodynamic data using Doppler data.
  • Demonstrate all views obtained in a routine adult echocardiogram.
  • Describe a routine Doppler examination.
  • Describe Doppler physics.
  • Describe normal and abnormal Doppler profiles.
  • Describe normal Doppler flow patterns.
  • Describe systolic wall motion abnormalities.
  • Describe the effect of the controls on the ultrasound image.
  • Describe the findings of Right Ventricular Volume Overload (RVVO).
  • Describe the use of Doppler echocardiography in assessing cardiac hemodynamics.
  • Describe the use of Doppler echocardiography in calculating valve area.
  • Discuss constrictive pericarditis, effusions, cardiac tamponade.
  • Discuss normal and abnormal diastolic function.
  • Discuss the bioeffects that are associated with ultrasound.
  • Discuss the characteristics and echocardiographic findings of hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive cardiomyopathies.
  • Discuss the differentiation between restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis.
  • Discuss the findings associated with valvular disease.
  • Discuss the indications for transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Discuss the role of echocardiography in the treatment of pericardial disease.
  • Evaluate wall motion abnormalities in accordance with the recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography.
  • Explain the segmental approach to a cardiac echocardiogram.
  • Identify abnormal cardiac disease states that lead to RVVO.
  • Identify adult cardiac anatomy from standard transthoracic views.
  • Identify echocardiographic controls.
  • Identify normal adult cardiac anatomy and physiology.
  • Identify normal adult cardiac pressures.
  • Identify potential imaging artifacts.
  • Identify standard transthoracic windows.
  • Identify the left ventricular wall segments from routine echocardiographic views.
  • Obtain cardiac measurements from 2-D, 3-D and 4-D echocardiography.
  • Obtain measure and calculate M-mode data.
  • Recognize cardiac valvular pathology using echocardiography.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 245L ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 245.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 246 VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   A broad overview of the fundamental theory and skills that are utilized to evaluate vascular disease using noninvasive techniques. Instrumentation, vascular anatomy, physiology, pathology, and physical principles and therapy are emphasized. Testing procedures in areas of cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, and venous testing are included in this course. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 262 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 216.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain a patient history and determine appropriate diagnostic pathways.
  • Describe and demonstrate proper patient positioning and scan/test techniques for non-invasive peripheral vascular tests.
  • Describe non-invasive vascular test indications, test capabilities, and limitations pertaining to peripheral vascular disease.
  • Describe post-interventional use of non-invasive vascular testing.
  • Describe the capabilities, limitations, and contraindications of invasive/correlative vascular tests relative to peripheral vascular diseases pathologies.
  • Describe the mechanism of vascular diseases on vessels.
  • Describe therapeutic medical, surgical, and non-surgical peripheral vascular interventions.
  • Explain the normal physiology of blood circulation and the abnormalities that can occur in the presence of vascular diseases.
  • Identify and describe signs, symptoms, and risk factors of peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Identify and describe the parameters used in interpretation of non-invasive peripheral vascular tests.
  • Identify diseases contributing to vascular disease.
  • Identify invasive and other correlative vascular tests relative to peripheral vascular diseases pathologies.
  • Identify microscopic vascular anatomy.
  • Identify normal peripheral vascular anatomy and recognize normal variants.
  • Identify sonographic, Doppler, and color-flow artifacts.
  • Identify the characteristics of, and that discriminate between, arterial and venous flow patterns.
  • Recognize the function, and sonographic appearance of peripheral vascular grafts.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 246L VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY I No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 246.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 248 ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the adult heart. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 245 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 264 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 218.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of hypertension and its effects on the heart.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the invasive procedures that patient may undergo for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods for diagnosing coronary artery disease.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pacemaker insertion procedure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various responsibilities of the personnel responding to a cardiac emergency.
  • Describe benign and malignant cardiac tumors.
  • Describe the advances and new techniques in echocardiograph.
  • Describe the circumstances of a cardiac emergency.
  • Describe the patient's condition that lead to a pacemaker insertion.
  • Describe the purpose of exercise/pharmacologic stress echocardiography.
  • Discuss differences of preload and afterload and how they are treated
  • Discuss the differences between exercise and pharmacologic stress echocardiography.
  • Discuss the diseases related to cardiac masses.
  • Discuss the pharmacological agents used during a code.
  • Discuss the purpose of defibrillation and cardioversion and explain their differences.
  • Discuss the purpose of using contrast during a TEE exam.
  • Discuss the reasons why a patient may need a heart transplant.
  • Discuss the role of intraoperative echocardiography.
  • Discuss the transesophageal echo (TEE) procedure.
  • Discuss the various types of intra and extra-cardiac tumors.
  • Evaluate TEE images.
  • Explain the significance of the 12 EKG leads and what abnormalities can be detected.
  • Identify arrhythmias in the basic 12-lead EKG strips.
  • Identify cardiac anatomy from TEE imaging.
  • Identify patients at risk of developing endocarditis.
  • Identify pediatric echocardiographic views.
  • Identify pediatric echocardiographic windows.
  • Identify the circumstances when a TEE would be performed.
  • Identify the echocardiographic features of long-standing hypertension.
  • List the classes and demonstrate an understanding of the basic function of cardiac drugs.
  • Recognize location and physiologic effects of cardiac tumors.
  • Recognize the different types of pacemakers and their different functions.
  • Recognize the EKG changes that result from infarction, hypertrophy, and axis deviations
  • Recognize the role of echocardiography before and after heart transplant.
  • Recognize the symptoms of coronary artery disease.
  • Recognize the various forms of cardiac masses.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 248L ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY II No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 248.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 256 VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial and venous systems. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 246 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 264 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 219.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain a patient history and determine appropriate diagnostic pathways.
  • Describe and demonstrate proper patient positioning and scan/test techniques for non-invasive peripheral vascular tests.
  • Describe non-invasive vascular test indications, test capabilities, and limitations pertaining to peripheral vascular disease.
  • Describe post-interventional use of non-invasive vascular testing.
  • Describe the capabilities, limitations, and contraindications of invasive/correlative vascular tests relative to peripheral vascular diseases pathologies.
  • Describe the mechanism of vascular diseases on vessels.
  • Describe therapeutic medical, surgical, and non-surgical peripheral vascular interventions.
  • Explain the normal physiology of blood circulation and the abnormalities that can occur in the presence of vascular diseases.
  • Identify and describe signs, symptoms, and risk factors of peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Identify and describe the parameters used in interpretation of non-invasive peripheral vascular tests.
  • Identify diseases contributing to vascular disease.
  • Identify invasive and other correlative vascular tests relative to peripheral vascular diseases pathologies.
  • Identify microscopic vascular anatomy.
  • Identify normal peripheral vascular anatomy and recognize normal variants.
  • Identify sonographic, Doppler, and color-flow artifacts.
  • Identify the characteristics of, and that discriminate between, arterial and venous flow patterns.
  • Recognize the function, and sonographic appearance of peripheral vascular grafts.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 256L VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY II No Credit SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Laboratory component of SONO 256..
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 261 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM I 1 semester hour SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Student's knowledge and skills will build on their clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 101 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. One hundred and twenty clinical hours. Formerly MS 225/SONO 279.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 262 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM II 1 semester hour SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography occurs in hospitals, clinics, and private physician offices. Students will complete a rotation through multiple clinical sites in which the students will be introduced to equipment operation, multiple sonographic examinations, and related clinical correlation. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 204 or consent of program coordinator. One hundred and twenty clinical hours. Formerly MS 220/SONO 275.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 263 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM III 2 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Students will continue to build on their previous clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 262 or consent of program coordinator. Two hundred and forty clinical hours. Formerly MS 221/SONO 277.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 264 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM IV 4 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Students will build on their previous clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 263 or consent of program coordinator. Four hundred and eighty clinical hours. Formerly MS 222/SONO 278.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
    SONO 265 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM V 1 semester hour SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Student's knowledge and skills will build on their clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 264 or consent of program coordinator. One hundred twenty clinical hours. Formerly MS 226/SONO 276.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.
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    SONO 266 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM VI 4 semester hours SONO-Diagnostic Med Sonography
    Course Description:   Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography to develop the optimal skills necessary to become competent in performing sonographic examinations. All procedures covered in the curriculum will be evaluated for competency during this last clinical course. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: SONO 265 or consent of program coordinator. Four hundred and eighty clinical hours. Formerly MS 223/SONO 280.
    Course Outcomes:
    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    Please check with the department for the specific course outcomes.

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