DMSG 101 Essentials of Patient Care (Cr2) (2:0)
Orientation to the hospital and sonography department; history of sonography, roles and responsibilities of the sonographer, medical ethics, HIPPA and patient confidentially, basic patient care, safety and handling, nursing procedures and medical terminology. Restricted to DMS students. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 102 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Cr1)(0:3)
This introductory course in the field of diagnostic medical sonography discusses sonographic terminology and sonographic tissue characterization. Cross-sectional anatomy of the upper abdomen in the sagittal, transverse and coronal planes utilizes schematic images and sonographic correlation. Patient positioning, labeling of images, image orientation and basic scanning techniques are introduced. Restricted to DMS students. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 103 Introduction to Acoustical Physics (Cr2) (2:0)
Review of reciprocal relations, variables, powers, exponential notation, conversion of units, proportionality, fractions and percentages, logarithms, simple trig and geometry, base 10 and binary. Introduction to waves, Simple Harmonic Motion, wave motion, interference, sound, Doppler, the Rat model of light, reflection and refraction, Snell's law. Restricted to DMS students. Pre- or coreq. - MATH 140. Additional course fees: $170.00. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 104 Introduction to Clinical Education (Cr1)(0:0:8)
Students will be introduced to the clinical environment and will observe and assist with the performance of various sonographic imaging procedures that they have practiced in the sonography lab. The focus of this course is acquisition of basic clinical skills, professionalism, and ability to follow hospital procedures and policies. This course will encompass 120 hours of clinical education. Restricted to DMS students. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 105 Acoustic Physics & Instrumentation I (Cr2) (2:0)
Basic acoustical physics, principles of ultrasound instruments, modes of operation, operator control options, frequency selection, and echogenic properties; emphasis on ultrasound transmission in soft tissues, attenuation of sound energy, parameters affecting sound transmission, and resolution of sound beams. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - MATH 140. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 110 Abdominal Sonography-Anatomy, Physiology, Imaging & Critique I (Cr4) (3:3)
Human anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes with emphasis on the organs in the abdomen and pelvic cavity; extensive study of the disease processes and physiological alterations; sonographic methods to visualize adult and pediatric abdomens; normal variants, congenital anomalies, physiology, and related laboratory tests; technical information including procedural and scanning techniques. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - BIOS 204; Pre- or coreq. - BIOS 254. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 115 OB&GYN Sonography-Anatomy, Physiology, Imaging, & Critique I (Cr4) (3:3)
Obstetrical and gynecological anatomy; clinical applications and sonographic methods to visualize pelvic organs, the pregnant uterus, and related structures; comparison of normal sonographic patterns with identficaiton of pathology, physiology, differentials, and correlation with lab test and related organ development; technical information including procedural and scanning techniques. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - BIOS 204; Pre- or coreq. - BIOS 254. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 124 Clinical Education I (Cr2)(0:0:16)
Application of sonographic scanning procedures in a hospital or outpatient setting under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed diagnostic medical sonographer; emphasis on liver, pancreas, gallbladder, superficial structures, pelvis, gravid and non-gravid uterus and related structures; production and interpretation of normal and pathological sonograms of each area; film critique a critical component. This course encompasses 240 clinical hours. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - DMSG104. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 125 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imagers (Cr1) (1:0)
Human anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes with application to sonography and other imaging modalities in radiology. Restricted to Radiography and Sonography students. Runs with RADT 125. Prereq. - BIOS 204; Pre- or coreq. - BIOS 254. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 155 Acoustic Physics & Instrumentation II (Cr3) (2:2)
Continuation of acoustical physics; interaction of ultrasound production and display, various transducer designs and construction, quality assurance/control, bioeffects, image artifacts, techniques for recording static and dynamic images, methods of color flow, Doppler principles, and hemodynamics. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - DMSG 105. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 160 Abdominal Sonography-Anatomy, Physiology, Imaging, & Critique II (Cr4) (3:3)
Advanced study of human anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes with emphasis on the organs in the abdomen and pelvic cavity; extensive study of the disease processes and physiological alterations; sonographic methods to visualize adult and pediatric abdomens; normal variants, congenital anomalies, physiology, and related laboratory tests; technical information including procedural and scanning techniques. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq.- DMSG 110. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 163 Fundamentals of Fetal Scanning (Cr1)(0:3)
An introduction to contemporary fetal growth assessment by early sonographic dating and subsequent growth series examinations will be discussed. Scanning techniques related to amniotic fluid index, and the biophysical profile; sonographic methods to calculate the biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, and extremity measurements will be emphasized. Restricted to DMS students. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 165 OB&GYN Sonography-Anatomy, Physiology, Imaging, & Critique II (Cr4) (3:3)
Advanced study of obstetrical and gynecological anatomy; clinical applications and sonographic methods to visualize pelvic organs, the pregnant uterus, and related structures; comparison of normal sonographic patterns with identification of pathology, physiology, differentials, and correlation with lab test and related organ development; technical information, including procedural and scanning techniques. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq.- DMSG 115. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 174 Clinical Education II (Cr2)(0:0:16)
Continued application of sonographic scanning procedures in a hospital or outpatient setting under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed diagnostic medical sonographer with independent scanning when competency has been demonstrated; emphasis on liver, pancreas, GB, superficial parts, pelvic areas, pregnant uterus, and related structures; production and interpretation of normal and pathologic sonograms of each area; film critique a critical component. This course will encompass 240 hours of clinical education. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - DMSG124. Offered summer only.

DMSG 215G Small Parts and Special Topics (Cr2) (2:0)
Application and use of ultrasound in the imaging of superficial organs and structures such as the thyroid and parathyroid glands, breasts, extremities, and scrotum; histologic aspects of various pathological conditions correlated with acoustical properties and ultrasound characteristics. Recent applications, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq.- ENGL 101. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 224 Clinical Education III (Cr2)(0:0:16)
Continued application of sonographic scanning procedures in a hospital or outpatient setting under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed diagnostic medical sonographer; emphasis on identification of pathology, and sonography of abdominal, small parts, and obstetrical-gynecological structures; rotations in the practice of peripheral vascular exams and other specialties within the field may be arranged; film critique a critical component. Independent scanning may take place when competency has been demonstrated. This course will encompass 240 hours of clinical education. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - DMSG174. Offered fall semester only.

DMSG 234 Clinical Education IV (Cr3)(0:0:24)
Continued application of sonographic scanning procedures in a hospital or outpatient setting under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed diagnostic medical sonographer; emphasis on identification of pathology, and sonography of abdominal, small parts, and obstetrical-gynecological structures; rotations in the practice of peripheral vascular exams and other specialties within the field may be arranged; film critique a critical component. Independent scanning may take place when competency has been demonstrated. This course will encompass 360 hours of clinical education. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - DMSG224. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 235 Introduction to Vascular Sonography (Cr2)(2:0)
This introductory course will expose the learner to the fundamental principles of diagnostic testing of the cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular systems. Topics that will be emphasized include extracranial cerebrovascular imaging, non-invasive peripheral arterial and venous testing. Identification of relevant normal anatomy, pathology, and hemodynamics are explored utilizing B-mode, color flow Doppler, and spectral Doppler waveform analysis. Restricted to DMS students. Offered spring semester only.

DMSG 244 Clinical Education V (Cr3)(0:0:24)
Final period of clinical study; student to demonstrate full competency and progress to full independence under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed diagnostic medical sonographer; emphasis on identification of pathology, and sonography of abdominal, small parts, and obstetrical-gynecological areas; rotations in the practice of peripheral vascular exams and other specialties within the field may be arranged; film critique a critical component. This course will encompass 360 hours of clinical education. Restricted to DMS students. Prereq. - DMSG234. Offered summer only.