Course Number: DMS 310
Course Title: Breast Sonography - Credits 2
Breast Sonography requires extensive knowledge in anatomy of the breast, physics of ultrasound, proper scanning technique and characteristics of pathology. This course will focus upon breast anatomy, correlation to mammography and the intricacy of proper scanning techniques. Classifications and types of benign and malignant pathology will be discussed in relationship to the expected sonographic characteristics. Course is designed for participants who desire an introductory course or as a review for the ARDMS, ARRT or American Society of Breast Surgeons breast specialty examination.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with mammography or sonography
Course Number: DMS 320
Course Title: Advanced Vascular Sonography - Credits 3
This course will discuss the pathophysiology of various vascular diseases, associated sonographic findings, diagnostic interpretation criteria and current methods of treatment. Emphasis will be placed on techniques for performance and sonographic findings for advanced and less commonly performed vascular procedures.
Prerequisites: DMS 265: Introduction to Vascular Sonography or a minimum of one full year of clinical experience in vascular sonography.
Course Number: DMS 330
Course Title: Advanced Fetal and Pediatric Sonography - Credits 3
This course will discuss congenital heart disease with emphasis on diagnosis during the fetal stage, neonatal neurosonography, and application of sonography specific to the pediatric population. Topics will include, but not limited to, fetal heart and cranial embryology, anomalous development and sonographic appearances of normal and pathological conditions. Neonatal sonographic application for congenital hip dysplasia and pyloric stenosis will be examined.
Prerequisites: One year full-time clinical sonographic experience or permission of the Instructor.
Course Number: DMS 420
Course Title: Current Trends and Practices in Sonography - Credits 3
This course will take an in-depth approach to evaluate external and internal factors that impact the realm of sonography as part of the dynamic healthcare environment. Topics to be included, but not limited to, are technological advances, economic, legal, federal regulations, moral, and ethical issues.
Course Number: DMS 430
Course Title:Independent Study-Sonography - Credits 2
This course focuses on utilizing sonographic knowledge gained from within the major and clinical experience to plan and implement a specialized project which would enhance the field of sonography in the employment setting, profession, or the community.
Prerequisites: Minimum 1 year of clinical experience in sonography or permission of the Instructor.