RAIT 440 Pediatric Sonography • 5 Cr.


This course provides direct learning of the advanced concepts of sonographic imaging of the abdomen and pelvis of the pediatric patient. Scanning protocols will be included, as well as specific medical needs of the critically ill neonate and pediatric patient. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography concentration of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program or permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe and explain physiology as appropriate to the premature neonate and pediatric patient.
  • Discuss and describe abdominal pathology, pathophysiology, and hemodynamics in different types of disease as appropriate in the pediatric patient.
  • Compare and contrast the indications, utility, limitations and technical procedures for pediatric studies such as interventional procedures, pediatric hip maneuvers, the uncooperative pediatric patient, and the critically ill pediatric patient.
  • Analyze pediatric sonographic images.