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DUTEC 167 - Echocardiography Scanning Lab III


3 CR

Echocardiography Lab III is the third quarter of a three-part lab series. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our Ultrasound Lab. Competency in a variety of scanning procedures must be demonstrated before beginning the clinical practicum.

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

Course Outcomes
  • Differentiate proper vs. improper echocardiographic scanning planes and images
  • Identify and evaluate anatomic structures
  • Acquire all detailed views for a normal echocardiogram
  • Obtain knowledge and application of image production and optimization
  • Select machine settings to minimize biological effects
  • Accurately perform a full transthoracic echocardiogram protocol including 2-D, M-Mode, color-flow, and spectral Doppler including measurements
  • Awareness of scanning protocols and modifications based on the sonographic findings and the differential diagnoses
  • Differentiate proper color-flow and spectral Doppler from inadequate techniques
  • Apply ergonomic techniques
  • Demonstrate all elements of professionalism when communicating with patients
  • Operate within time limits when performing an echocardiogram



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