This course introduces the student to sonographic imaging of the abdomen, with focus on relational anatomy of the abdominal organs. Emphasis is placed on the normal sonographic appearance of the abdominal organs and vasculature, along with normal clinical and laboratory findings specific to the system. The course includes examination of the liver, gall bladder and biliary system, pancreas, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava and kidneys. Lecture time is complemented with hands-on work in the lab. Students actively participate in laboratory scanning, initially observing, then progressively assisting and performing scans under direct supervision of a clinical instructor. Case studies and imaging critique are addressed throughout the semester. Prerequisites: DMS 101 and DMS 102. Note: For students starting the DMS program effective Fall 2016, the Prerequisites are: DMS 101, DMS 102, ENG101.
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