Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) at Central Virginia Community College


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DMS 150 - Echocardiography I
Presents the fundamentals of adult echocardiography including basic ultrasound scanning techniques of the heart. Focuses on anatomy, pathophysiology, and echocardiography pattern recognition with real-time 2-D, 3D & 4-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all previous sonography courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
DMS 160 - Vascular Sonography I
Presents the fundamentals of vascular technology including basic ultrasound scanning techniques of the peripheral vascular and abdominal vascular systems. Focuses on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and vascular recognition with real-time 2-D and Doppler imaging. Prerequisite: Complete all previous sonography courses with a "C" or higher.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
DMS 208 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I
Discusses and solves mathematical problems associated with human tissue, basic instrumentation and scanning technology. Focuses on the use of pulse-echo principles as applied to diagnostic sonography. Presents the physics of sound-tissue interactions and explores ultrasound instrumentation controls and functions.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
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DMS 209 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II
Focuses on the areas of ultrasound instrumentation, image artifacts, biologic effects, quality control. Explores Doppler principles and applications and basic types of equipment.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
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DMS 218 - Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation Laboratory I
Presents practice with basic instrumentation, mathematical calculations, basic properties of acoustical physics. Co-requisite: DMS 208.
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DMS 219 - Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation Laboratory II
Presents advanced practice with instrumentation, hemodynamics, Doppler instrumentation and pulse echo technology. Prerequisite: DMS 208. Co-requisite: DMS 209.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
DMS 250 - Echocardiography II
Presents advanced study of echocardiography with concentration on case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathologic conditions of the adult heart. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all previous sonography courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
DMS 255 - Echocardiography Registry Review
Presents students with registry examination preparation, test-taking strategies and skills that will facilitate the graduates' entry into the career of sonography. Prerequisite: Completion of all prior Sonography courses with a "C" or better.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DMS 260 - Vascular Sonography II
Presents the fundamentals of vascular technology including basic ultrasound scanning techniques of the cerebrovascular system. Focuses on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and vascular recognition with real-time 2-D and Doppler imaging. Prerequisite: Completion of all previous sonography courses with a "C" or better,
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
DMS 266 - Vascular Ultrasound Registry Review
Presents students with registry examination preparation, test-taking strategies and skills that will facilitate the graduates' entry into the career of sonography. Prerequisite: Completion of all previous Sonography courses with a "C" or better.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DMS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DMS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits