DUTEC 167 Echocardiography Scanning Lab III • 3 Cr.


Provides hands-on ultrasound scanning experience in adult echocardiography. A lecture series is included with this course. Competency of a variety of scanning procedures must be demonstrated before beginning the clinical practicum. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • 1. Describe echocardiography scanning planes 2. Identify and label echocardiography anatomy 3. Acquire all standard views for a normal echo exam and maintain each view for 5 beats 4. Manipulate machine controls to optimize images 5. Perform a 2-D, M-Mode, color-flow, and Doppler exam 6. Identify Color-flow and Doppler techniques 7. Adjust to ergonomic challenges of echo 8. Demonstrate professional communication with patients