SONO 112 - Abdominal Sonography I
A study of the fundamentals of abdominal sonography, including the case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the abdominal and superficial structures. PREREQUISITE(S): BIOL 212 , BIOL 213 and 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 112.
3 semester hours
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to
- Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures, including anatomic variants and normal Doppler patterns:
c. Biliary system
e. Urinary tract
f. Adrenal glands
h. Prevertebral vessels
i. Peritoneal cavity, including potential spaces
- Recognize, identify, and appropriately document the abnormal sonographic and Doppler patterns of disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology of the anatomy listed.
- Modify scanning protocols based on sonographic findings and differential diagnosis:
a. History and physical examination
b. Related imaging, laboratory, and functional testing procedures
c. Clinical differential diagnosis
d. Role of ultrasound in patient management
- Recognize and identify sonographic and Doppler patterns in clinical diseases that may occur in the following categories: Iatrogenic, Degenerative, Inflammatory, Traumatic, Neoplastic, Infectious, Obstructive, Congenital, Metabolic, Immunologic.
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