This course focuses on a detailed study of the normal anatomy and physiology of the abdomen, neck, musculoskeletal, neonatal brain and non-cardiac chest using ultrasound. Emphasis will focus on structure orientation and its significance in cross-sections of anatomy. Students will be able to determine normal sonographic appearances and recognize variances and sizes of organs and vessels. This course will introduce the hemodynamics patterns and spectral waveforms found in the abdominal vasculature.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Determine normal sonographic cross-sectional anatomy and sizes of the abdominal organs.
- Identify the principal functions of the abdomen organs.
- Determine normal sonographic cross-sectional anatomy and sizes of the neck, musculoskeletal and non-cardiac chest.
- Identify the principal functions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
- Interpret normal ultrasound appearances and locations of abdominal vasculature.
- Identify the principal functions of the abdomen vessels.
- Analyze characteristics of normal Doppler flow signals of abdominal vessels.
- Identify normal neonatal brain anatomy and functions.
- Interprets normal ultrasound appearances of the neonatal head.
- Define how body structure relationships apply to sonography.
- Explain the importance of using two different scanning planes.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.