Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) at Blue Ridge Community College


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DMS 206 - Introduction to Sonography
Introduces the diagnostic foundations of diagnostic medical Sonography, including terminology, scan plane orientations, anatomical relationships, departmental administrative operations, hospital organization and basic patient care principles.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
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DMS 207 - Sectional Anatomy
Teaches normal sectional anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal and coronal planes, with correlated sonographic images. Emphasis will be placed on abdominopelvic organs and vasculature.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DMS 211 - Abdominal Sonography
Examines the clinical applications within the specialty of abdominal sonography including interpretation of normal and abnormal sonographic patters, pathology, related clinical signs and symptoms, normal variants and clinical laboratory tests. Includes laboratory sessions on basic scanning techniques and protocols.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits