Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SONO 232 - Abdominal Sonography II

(TP/SS only)

A continuation of the study of abdominal sonography including interpretation of clinical tests, related clinical signs and symptoms, and normal and abnormal sonographic patterns. This course includes laboratory experience on basic scanning techniques and protocol relative to the abdominal structures and physiology. PREREQUISITE(S): SONO 112  or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): SONO 264 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly MS 212.

3 semester hours

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

  • Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures, including anatomic variants and normal Doppler patterns:
  • Prevertebral vessels, Peritoneal cavity, including potential spaces, Gastrointestinal tract, Noncardiac chest, Neck, Breast, Scrotum, Prostate, Anterior abdominal wall, Extremities, Brain and spinal cord, Musculoskeletal
  • Demonstrate the abnormal sonographic and Doppler patterns of disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology of the anatomy listed above.
  • Modify scanning protocols based on sonographic findings and differential diagnosis using the following information:

o             History and physical examination

o             Related imaging, laboratory, and functional testing procedures

o             Clinical differential diagnosis

o             Role of ultrasound in patient management

  • Document sonographic and Doppler patterns in these clinical disease conditions: Iatrogenic, Degenerative, Inflammatory, Traumatic, Neoplastic, Infectious, Obstructive, Congenital, Metabolic, Immunologic

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