Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Courses


DMS 150: Physics And Instrumentation
(3) Summer - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Must have certification as R.T., R.N. Introduction to the basic acoustical physics and acoustical waves in human tissue. Emphasis is on ultrasound transmission in soft tissues, attenuation of sound energy, parameters affecting sound transmission and resolution of sound beams.

DMS 155: Abdominal And Small Parts Scanning
(2.8) Summer - CSU

Limitation on Enrollment: Must have certification as R.T., R.N. Interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstrating scanning techniques and identifying normal sonographic protocols for abdomen and small parts.

DMS 156: Ob/Gyn Scanning
(2.7) F - CSU
Prerequisites: DMS 155

Interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstrating scanning techniques and identifying normal sonographic protocols for OB/GYN.

DMS 160: Pathophysiology
(3) F - CSU

Specific study of pathology and pathophysiological mechanisms related to diagnostic medical sonography.

DMS 165: Abdominal And Small Parts Scanning And Pathology
(3) F - CSU
Prerequisites: DMS 155

Interpretation of normal and abnormal anatomy of abdomen and small parts, Sonographic and gross anatomy, comparing one disease to another. Identification of pathophysiological anatomic structures in various sonographic planes and images.

DMS 166: Ob/Gyn Scanning And Pathology
(2) S - CSU
Prerequisites: DMS 156

Interpretation of normal and abnormal OB/GYN anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, comparing one pathological condition to another. Identification of pathophysiological anatomic structures in various sonographic planes and images.

DMS 170: Introduction To Vascular Ultrasound
(4) F - CSU
Prerequisites: DMS 150.

Introduction to Doppler (color flow), with a hands-on approach. Overview of normal and pathological sonographic data: arterial and venous peripheral vascular, abdominal vasculature and extracranial carotid.

DMS 182: Clinical Experience 1
(9) Summer - CSU
Prerequisite: RT 120

Introduction to the clinical setting and exposure to departmental organization, policies and procedures, patient flow, darkroom and processing procedures; and observation of clinical case techniques and protocols.

DMS 183: Clinical Experience 2
(9.5) F - CSU

Continuation of clinical experience. Exposure to departmental organization, policies and procedures, patient flow, darkroom and processing procedures, observation of clinical case techniques and protocols. Beginning hands-on experience and equipment setup.

DMS 184: Clinical Experience 3
(2.4) F - CSU

Clinical experience in ultrasound; equipment handling and patient management; and departmental operations and scope.

DMS 185: Clinical Experience 4
(9.5) S - CSU

Corequisite: DMS 184 Advanced clinical experience including sonographic study of the abdomen, small parts, pelvis and OB/Gyn exams to identify normal anatomy and pathologic conditions.

DMS 250: Sonography Interpretation
(3) F - CSU

Interpretation and critique of normal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical presentations and critiques. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on OB/GYN subjects.

DMS 290: Work Experience in Sonography

1-4 F, S, Summer - CSU Limitations on Enrollment: Enrollment in a Sonography course, or current Sonography license and at least one year's experience as a licensed Sonographer in a medical establishment within the preceding three years. Consists of supervised on-the-job work experience for students whose radiology career objectives and course of study or employment complement each other. Students must accomplish specific course objectives. Class meetings are scheduled each semester.

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