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DUTEC 135 - General Ultrasound Lab

3 CR

Introduces ultrasound exam technique, knobology, and grayscale optimization of the abdominal organs including the aorta, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, spleen, kidneys, bladder, and right upper corner (RUQ). Includes instruction in color Doppler, obtaining a patient history, measurements, and sweeping.

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

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the information obtained in patient history and explain its importance
  • Analyze various positioning techniques and how they affect image quality and diagnostic information
  • Recognize standard abbreviations used in imaging, lab, and general clinic settings
  • Use electronic calipers to obtain proper measurements of various anatomical structures
  • Differentiate normal anatomy, relational anatomy, anatomic variants and sonographic appearances of abdominal anatomy and associated vasculature from different scanning windows and transducer planes
  • Manipulate ultrasound machine controls to obtain proper optimization of grayscale and color Doppler images
  • Apply exam-appropriate labeling technique
  • Practice knowledge and application of ergonomic techniques
  • Examine and apply techniques for image production and optimization

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