Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SONO 245 - Adult Echocardiography I

(TP/SS only)

A study of the fundamentals of adult echocardiography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the adult heart and its visualization with real-time 2-D imaging, 3-D and 4-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. PREREQUISITE(S): SONO 204  or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): SONO 262  or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 215.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures of the adult heart, including anatomic variants and normal Doppler patterns.
  • Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal embryonic, and cardiac anatomic structures:

a.            Sectional anatomy

b.            Pertinent measurement techniques

c.             Doppler applications

  • Recognize, identify, and appropriately document the sonographic appearance of cardiac disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology:

a.            History and physical examination

b.            Related imaging, laboratory, and functional testing procedures

c.             Differential diagnosis

d.            Role of ultrasound in patient management

  • Identify abnormal sonographic patterns: Iatrogenic, Degenerative, Inflammatory, Traumatic, Neoplastic, Infectious, Obstructive, Congenital, Metabolic, Immunologic, and Doppler applications.    
  • Describe the echocardiographic changes that may be expected in patients with abnormal ECG’s.
  • Evaluate wall motion abnormalities in accordance with the recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography.


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