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2023-24 Catalog 
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DUTEC 110 - Abdominal Scanning and Techniques

5 CR

Presents basic concepts and terminology, as well as scanning protocols for the ultrasound examination of the abdomen. Topics include both normal and pathological states.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify normal anatomy and conditions in sagittal, coronal, and transverse planes
  • Compare the sonographic characteristics of pathological conditions in the abdomen
  • Utilize scanning techniques for abdominal protocols
  • Assess relevant normal anatomic features, physiology, clinical findings, and signs and symptoms of disease processes related to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, aorta, and kidneys
  • Correlate exam findings with indications for diagnostic ultrasound exams
  • Describe the sonographic characteristics of Doppler and grayscale ultrasound artifacts

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
GenEd Outcomes: Communication
  • Reading

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