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Abdominal Sonography

Course Number: 10526207
Credits: 4.00

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Course Description

10-526-207 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY ...prepares learners to perform ultrasounds of the abdominal organs including liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, spleen, urinary tract, aorta and retroperitoneum. Practice scan sessions included. (Prerequisites: 10-526-200, Intro to DMS; 10-501-101, Medical Terminology; 10-806-177, Gen Anatomy & Physiology. Corequisite: 10-806-179, Adv Anatomy & Physiology)

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

Length of Course

  • More than 8 weeks

Course Competencies

  1. Prepare patient for an abdominal ultrasound examination
  2. Use sonographic equipment to obtain high quality, diagnostic images
  3. Differentiate between normal and pathologic conditions of the abdominal cavity
  4. Perform an ultrasound of the great vessels
  5. Perform an ultrasound of the liver
  6. Perform an ultrasound of the gallbladder and biliary tree
  7. Perform an ultrasound of the pancreas
  8. Perform an ultrasound of the kidneys and urinary bladder
  9. Perform an ultrasound of the spleen
  10. Perform an ultrasound of the complete abdomen
  11. Explore invasive procedures related to abdominal ultrasound