Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


DMS-203 - Adv Abdomen/Small Parts Ultrasound (5 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: DMS115C COREQUISITES: DMS210, DMS223C
This course will be divided into two learning modules. The first module lasting 5 weeks will consist of lecture and lab covering normal and abnormal ultrasound appearance of the thyroid, breast, scrotum and prostate. Scanning techniques of those structures will also be covered. The second module lasting 10 weeks will consist of lecture only and cover pathological conditions of the abdominal organs. Ultrasound images representative of disease states of organs and systems of the abdominal cavity will be presented and correlated with examinations performed with other diagnostic modalities. Relevant histologic aspects of various pathological conditions will be discussed and correlated with their acoustical properties and ultrasound characteristics. Clinical features, laboratory data and the pathophysiology of pertinent diseases will be presented. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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