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Course Desciption

This course is a study of the clinical applications within the specialty of abdominal and small parts ultrasonography. Topics of discussion include the correct use of all technical and medical terms that are necessary for a complete discussion of sonographic procedures within abdomen and small parts, related clinical symptoms and laboratory test, normal vs abnormal sonographic patterns of the anatomy studied, related disease processes and sonographic protocol for each of the exams covered in the course.

Prerequisit

RAd064.

Textbook(s)

Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography, 5th Ed. Volume 1, Author; Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert, Editor: Jeanne Wilke, Publication : 2001 by Mosby, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course the student sonographer will have gained basic entry level skills and knowledge in abdominal and small parts sonographic examinations. This course shall guide the student toward the following goals:- 1- Proficiency in positioning and scanning patients and in properly setting system controls for the sonographic examinations used within the specialty of abdominal and small parts ultrasound. 2- Proficiency in the correct use of all technical and medical terms which are necessary for a complete discussion of sonographic procedures in abdominal and small parts ultrasound. 3- Identify normal and abnormal patterns during the related sonographic examinations. 4- Develop proficiency in obtaining the clinical history from the patient or the patient's chart and then developing a preliminary differential diagnosis. 5- Describe the standard scanning procedures for the major organs and structures included within the especially of abdominal and small parts ultrasound.

Topics Covered

- U/S abdomen (Liver, gall bladder, Kidneys, spleen). - U/S Pelvis (Urinary system, Reproductive organs male and female. - Brain for neonate (including patient preparation and procedures

Class/Laboratory Schedule

Tuptorial,Demonstration.

Computer Applications

None