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DUTEC 165 - General Ultrasound Lab III

3 CR

Continues upon General Ultrasound Lab II, developing proficiency in scanning the normal abdomen, female pelvis, and thyroid. Competency is required before beginning the clinical practicum.

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

Course Outcomes
  • Recognize scanning challenges and learn how to overcome them by changing patient position, utilizing breathing techniques, using various probes and settings, and choosing optimal scanning windows
  • Operate within time limits when performing different scanning protocols
  • Apply exam-appropriate labeling technique
  • Select machine settings to minimize biological effects
  • Demonstrate progressive skills in grayscale image optimization, color, and spectral Doppler knobology, measurement technique, and transducer manipulation for various exam protocols and patient body types
  • Identify normal and abnormal abdominal, pelvic and small parts anatomy from different scanning widows and transducer planes
  • Practice the application of proper ergonomic techniques

GenEd Outcomes: Communication
  • Visual

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