Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

DMS 202 : Foundations of Sonography

This course provides the student with concepts of the history and development of sonography in medical imaging, patient care, medical ethics and law, cultural diversity, and medical terminology used in the practice of sonography. Emphasis in theory and lab is placed on patient assessment and considerations of physical and psychological conditions in both routine and emergency situations. Upon completion, students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts, as well as demonstrate/explain patient care procedures appropriate to setting and situation while utilizing medical terminology.

hours

3

DMS 204 : Sectional Anatomy

This course is a study in gross and sectional anatomy and physiology of the human body and the correlation of that anatomy to sonographic, computed tomography and magnetic resonance images. Upon completion students will be able to identify normal sonographic anatomy.

hours

2

DMS 205 : Abdominal Sonography

This course will provide instruction in a classroom and laboratory setting in order to perform sonographic studies of the abdomen. Classroom components will focus on concepts of normal and relational anatomy, physiology, Doppler principles, sonographic technique and appearance. At course completion the student will be expected to perform a complete abdominal sonogram. This is a CORE course.

hours

4

DMS 206 : Gynecologic Sonography

This course will familiarize the student with the transabdominal and transvaginal protocols of gynecologic scanning and common pathologies of the female reproductive system as seen on ultrasound. Lab values and patient history will be stressed as well as correlation with images from other modalities. The student will be able to perform a transabdominal pelvic sonogram at course completion. This is a CORE course.

hours

4

DMS 207 : Abdominal Pathology

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of the sonographic appearance and pathophysiology of common diseases abnormalities of the abdomen. Associated history, symptoms, lab values, treatments and appearance on other imaging modalities will be demonstrated. The student will be required to conduct research for presentation. At course completion, students will be able to identify many major pathologies of the abdomen on sonograms. This is a CORE course.

hours

3

DMS 216 : Sonographic Principles & Instrumentation

This course will provide the student with knowledge of the principles of sound and imaging instrumentation as applied to sonography. The physical nature of sound waves and how those waves interact with mediums and how they can be successfully utilized in diagnostic imaging will be studied. Upon completion the student will be able to produce sonographic images. This is a CORE course.

hours

3

DMS 220 : Obstetrical Sonography I

This course will provide instruction regarding the development and sonographic appearance of the fetal and extra-fetal anatomy throughout the gestation period. Assessment, lab values, and performance for determining gestational age and fetal viability will be studied. At completion, the student will be required to differentiate between normal and abnormal obstetrical studies. This is a CORE course.

hours

3

DMS 221 : Obstetrical Sonography II

This course will provide instruction regarding the sonographic appearance of fetal and extra-fetal anatomy and correlate findings of fetal anomalies and genetic links. Assessment, lab values, and performance for determining gestational age and fetal viability will be studied. At completion, the student will be required to differentiate between normal and abnormal obstetrical studies.

hours

3

DMS 225 : Superficial Sonography

This course will review the anatomy and familiarize students with scanning protocols for the thyroid, parathyroid, breast, scrotum, male pelvis and other superficial structures. Common pathologies will be discussed and correlated with other imaging modalities. Upon completion, students will identify protocols appropriate to specific techniques and will perform superficial sonograms. This is a CORE course.

hours

1

DMS 229 : Sonography Preceptorship I

This course provides the sonography student with the opportunity to practice patient care skills and use beginning sonographic skills in a clinical environment. At course completion, the student should be able to provide basic patient care needs for the individual scheduled for a sonogram and create sonographic images pertinent to the current level of didactic training in general and/or cardiovascular sonography specialties. Competencies will be required. This is a CORE course.

hours

2

DMS 230 : Sonography Preceptorship II

This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop additional sonographic skills in the clinical setting. The student will assist with and perform sonographic exams pertinent to the level of didactic training in general and/or cardiovascular sonography specialties. Competencies will be required. This is a CORE course.

hours

3

DMS 231 : Sonography Preceptorship III

This course provides a continuum in the development of sonographic skills in all general sonographic specialties while in the clinical setting. Students should be able to perform more exams with less assistance from the supervising sonographer. Competencies will be required. This is a CORE course.

hours

4

DMS 232 : Sonography Preceptorship IV

This course will provide an in-depth practice of all general sonographic skills in the clinical setting. Upon completion the student will perform general specialty sonograms with little to no assistance from the supervising sonographer. Competencies will be required. This is a CORE course.

hours

5

DMS 233 : Sonography Lab I

This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to improve their application of knowledge gained in other courses. Content will vary depending on student needs as determined by the instructor. Content may include General or cardiovascular sonographic concepts.

hours

1

DMS 234 : Sonography Lab II

This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to improve their application of knowledge gained in other courses. Content will vary depending on student needs as determined by the instructor. Content may include General or vascular sonographic concepts.

hours

1

DMS 241 : Abdominal and Ob/Gyn Sonography Seminar

This course provides a review for the National Registry Exam. Topics include abdominal, superficial, gynecological, and obstetrical sonography. Mock registries must be passed with a grade of 75% or better to complete this course. This is a CORE course.

hours

3

DMS 260 : Intro to Vascular Sonography

This course will introduce the student to sonographic anatomy of the vascular system of the human body, techniques and protocols for performing diagnostic studies of the vascular system. Common pathologies and anomalies, along with patient history, lab values, and symptomology will also be introduced in this course.

hours

3

DMS 261 : Vascular Sonography Techniques

This course will familiarize the student with sonographic anatomy of the peripheral vascular structures of the human body. The student will learn techniques to perform spectral, color and angiographic Doppler of these vessels. Images will be correlated with other imaging modalities (i.e. computed technology, magnetic resonance, and angiography). The student will scan volunteers in order to develop skills in vascular analysis. At course completion student will be able to perform vascular sonograms. CV CORE

hours

3