DUTEC 102 Practical Aspects of Sonography • 3 Cr.
This course will introduce the student to the principles of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, scanning techniques, image critique, image identification; patient care and preparation as related to the sonography exam. Introduction to the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment and routine scanning protocols will provide a foundation for future scanning courses. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Display an understanding of the various scan planes employed in sonography. Explain the need for and use of scanning protocols. Describe what structures are located within specific scan planes. Integrate Cross sectional anatomy and ultrasound images. Scan and recognize body anatomy in the laboratory. Use sonographic terminology to describe and identify organs. Employ the components of good body mechanics/ ergonomics in the lab