SONO 245 - Adult Echocardiography I
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
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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