Medical Imaging (DMSO)

DMSO 1110  Introduction to Sonography  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course provides an introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis is on medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, written and verbal communication, and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations and history of the profession.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the program
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1166  Practicum I - Diagnostic Medical Sonography  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 7 Lab)  

This is a practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1251  Sonographic Sectional Anatomy  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course covers sectional anatomy of the male and female body. It includes anatomical relationships of organs, vascular structures, and body planes and quadrants.

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1266  Practicum II - Diagnostic Medical Sonography  2 Credits   (0 Lec, 16 Lab)  

This is a practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Prerequisite(s): DMSO 1110,1302,1441,1251.
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1267  Practicum III - Diagnostic Medical Sonography  2 Credits   (0 Lec, 18 Lab)  

This course is a practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1302  Basic Ultrasound Physics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course covers basic acoustical physics and acoustical waves in human tissue. This covers ultrasound transmission in soft tissues, attenuation of sound energy, parameters affecting sound transmission, and resolution of sound beams.

Prerequisite(s): acceptance into the ultrasound program
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1342  Intermediate Ultrasound Physics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course is a continuation of Basic Ultrasound Physics. Includes interaction of ultrasound with tissues, mechanics of ultrasound production and display, various transducer designs and construction, quality assurance, bioeffects, and image artifacts. May introduce methods of Doppler flow analysis.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1355  Sonographic Pathophysiology  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

The course covers pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen, pelvis, and superficial structures.

Prerequisite(s): DMSO 1251, 1110, 1302, 1441
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1367  Practicum IV - Diagnostic Medical Sonography  3 Credits   (0 Lec, 24 Lab)  

This is a practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 1441  Abdominopelvic Sonography  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course covers normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 2230  Advanced Ultrasound and Review  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course provides knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal and ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development.

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 2245  Advanced Sonography Practices  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers exploration of advanced sonographic procedures and emerging ultrasound applications.

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 2253  Sonography of Superficial Structures  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course is a detailed study of normal and pathological superficial structures as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 2342  Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course covers maternal disease and fetal abnormalities. Includes scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.

Prerequisite(s): DMSO 1260, 1210, 2405.
Course Type: Technical

DMSO 2343  Advanced Ultrasound Physics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers theory and application of ultrasound principles. Includes advances in ultrasound technology.

Course Type: Technical

DMSO 2405  Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is a detailed study of the pelvis and obstetrics/gynecology as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.
Course Type: Technical