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349-3 Fundamentals of Sonography- This course is designed to introduce the profession of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasonography. Topics of study include historical perspectives; medical ethics and law; patient care and communication; exam related documentation; work related musculoskeletal disorders, and terminology. Prerequisite: Restricted to major or consent of School.

359a-3 Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography I- A study of gynecologic and obstetric/fetal anatomy; physiology; patient care; and imaging/interventional techniques. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal gynecologic anatomy, physiology, sonographic patterns, clinical history, physical assessment, and appropriate exam protocol. Prerequisite: Limited to major or consent of School.

359b-3 Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography II- A study of gynecologic and obstetric/fetal anatomy; physiology; patient care; and imaging/interventional techniques. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal obstetric and fetal anatomy, physiology, sonographic patterns, clinical history, physical assessment, and appropriate exam protocol. Prerequisite: RAD 359a.

369-3 Vascular Sonography- A study of vascular anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics, wave form analysis, and treatment of vascular disease. Emphasis will be placed on carotid duplex/color flow imaging, upper and lower extremity arterial and venous duplex/color flow imaging, and ankle brachial indices. including the clinical history, physical assessment, and appropriate scanning protocol. Prerequisite: limited to major or consent of School. 

379a-3 Abdominal Sonography I- A study of abdominal anatomy; physiology; patient care; and imaging/interventional techniques. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal vascular, hepatic, biliary, splenic, and renal systems and associated sonographic patterns. Prerequisite: limited to major or consent of School.

379b-3 Abdominal Sonography I- A continuation in the study of abdominal anatomy; physiology; patient care; and imaging/interventional techniques. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal peritoneal, retroperitoneal, gastrointestinal, superficial structures and associated sonographic patterns. Prerequisite: RAD 379a.  

389a-3 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation- A study of diagnostic medical ultrasound physics.  Topics include ultrasound wave generation and propagation; transducers and sound beams; pulse echo instruments; pulse echo imaging; Doppler; artifacts; and image storage & display. Prerequisite: Restricted to major or consent of School.

389b -3 Advanced Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation- A continuation of diagnostic medical ultrasound physics to include Doppler instrumentation; artifacts; quality assurance; bioeffects and safety; and emerging technologies. Prerequisite: RAD 389a.  

399A - 2  Clinical Practicum 1 Lab - A study of sectional anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal and coronal planes, with emphasis on abdominal/small parts, ob/gyn, and vascular ultrasound procedures and protocols. This is the laboratory must be taken concurrently with RAD 359A and RAD 379A and includes a laboratory fee. Restricted to major or consent of school. 

399B - 4 Clinical Practicum 2 Lab - A study of sectional anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal and coronal planes, with emphasis on abdominal/small parts, ob/gyn, and vascular ultrasound procedures and protocols. This is the laboratory must be taken concurrently with RAD 359B and RAD 379B and includes a $100 laboratory fee. Restricted to major or consent of school.

409A Clinical Practicum IV Clinic - (old curriculum - 4 credit hours) - New Curriulum - 10 The student is assigned to a clinical education center(s) to practice and perfect sonography skills. The student will be supervised by qualified sonographers and directed in specific experiences designed to meet course objectives.  Restricted to major or consent of school.

409B Clinical Practicum V Clinic - (old curriculum - 8 credit hours) - New Curriulum - 10 The student is assigned to a clinical education center(s) to practice and perfect sonography skills. The student will be supervised by qualified sonographers and directed in specific experiences designed to meet course objectives.  Restricted to major or consent of school.

409C Clinical Practicum V Clinic - 10 The student is assigned to a clinical education center(s) to practice and perfect sonography skills. The student will be supervised by qualified sonographers and directed in specific experiences designed to meet course objectives.  Restricted to major or consent of school.

459-3 Advanced Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography - A continuation in the study of obstetric & gynecology sonography to include pathologic, embryologic, and structural complications,clinical history, physical assessment, and the appropriate exam protocol. Prerequisite: RAD 359 b.

469-3 Advanced Vascular Sonography- A continuation in the study of vascular anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics, wave form analysis, and treatment of vascular disease. Emphasis will be placed on renal, intracranial, vein mapping, hemodialysis graft, plethysmography, and venous insufficiency duplex/color flow testing, including clinical history, physical assessment, and appropriate exam protocol. Prerequisite:RAD 369.

479-3 Advanced Abdominal Sonography- A continuation in the study of abdominal sonography to include interventional, organ transplant, musculoskeletal, pediatric topics, clinical history, physical assessment, and appropriate exam protocol. Prerequisite: RAD 379 b.

489-3 Pediatric Sonography - A study of neonatal and pediatric head, spine, hip, abdomen, and urinary systems anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.  Topics will include patient care, integration of data, and imaging protocol. Restricted to major or consent of school. Prerequisite: RAD 409 b, 459, 469, 479.

499 Sonography Seminar- This course is designed to prepare the student to challenge the national sonography certification examination(s). Professional development and career readiness topics are also addressed. Prerequisite: RAD 409 b, 459, 469, 479.