Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography (DMIS)

  • DMIS 1100 
    Intro to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    3  credit hours

    History of ultrasound including medical applications. Description of the roles, responsibilities and rules of the diagnostic medical sonographer. Introduction to the fundamental principles of the use and maintenance of ultrasound equipment. Indications of diagnostic sonography procedures, positioning, safety and image processing. Legal and ethical issues in an ultrasound department. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program or consent of the program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1101 
    Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation I

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to physics of acoustics and sonographic instrumentation. Production and types of sound waves discussed. Demonstration of propagation of ultrasound through tissues, transducers, pulse-echo instruments and display methods. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1102 
    Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation II

    3  credit hours

    Continuation of pulse-echo instrumentation including harmonics, image artifacts and color flow imaging with Doppler instrumentation. Bioeffects and safety in ultrasound imaging. Quality management applied to Sonography. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1100 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1101 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1105 
    Intro to Pathophysiology for Sonographer

    2  credit hours

    Introduction to concepts of pathophysiology and causes of disease in the body systems. Cases are illustrated with diagnostic medical sonography and other medical imaging disciplines. Included are medical image interpretation, imaging techniques with Sonography, digital imaging systems, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiography. Prerequisite: English 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Health Sciences 1110 with a grade of B or better, or equivalent, Anatomy and Physiology 1552 or Anatomy and Physiology 1572 with a grade of B or better, or equivalent. (2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 1110 
    Patient Care Skills for Sonographers

    2  credit hours

    Introduction in patient care skills applied to the role of a Sonographer in an imaging department. An exploration of nursing care skills, scanning ergonomics, patient confidentiality, and communication skills with hospital personnel as applied to all areas of sonography Prerequisite: English 1102 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Health Sciences 1110 with a grade of B or better or equivalent and Anatomy and Physiology 1552 with a grade of B or better or equivalent or Anatomy and Physiology 1572 with a grade of B or better or equivalent. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1112 
    Clinical Education II

    3  credit hours

    Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography clinical experience in a health care institution. Reinforcement and broadening of knowledge gained in Clinical Education I. Correlation and application of skills learned in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1102, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1131. Technical and professional aspects of patient scanning in obstetrics, pelvic, abdominal and superficial structures. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1100, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1101, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1111 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1120 or consent of program coordinator

  • DMIS 1113 
    Clinical Education III

    3  credit hours

    Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography clinical experience in a health care institution. Reinforcement and broadening of knowledge gained in DMIS-1112. Correlation and application of skills learned in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1122 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1132. Technical and professional aspects of patient scanning in obstetrics, pelvic, abdominal and superficial structures. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1102, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1112, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1131 or consent of program coordinator

  • DMIS 1114 
    Clinical Education IV

    3  credit hours

    Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography clinical experience in a health care institution. Reinforcement and broadening of knowledge gained in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1113. Correlation and application of skills learned in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1142. Technical and professional aspects of patient scanning in obstetrics,pelvic, abdominal superficial structures. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1113, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1122, and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1132 or consent of program coordinator

  • DMIS 1120 
    Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to the basics of cross-sectional anatomy as interpreted on diagnostic sonographic images. Sectional human anatomy in the transverse, sagittal and coronal planes. Correlation of anatomy with cadavers and ultrasound images. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1121 
    Fundamentals of OB/GYN I

    3  credit hours

    Ultrasound evaluation of the female pelvis and reproductive system. Introduction to imaging in the first trimester of pregnancy and gynecology. Ultrasound films of normal anatomy and pathology. Ultrasound appearance of the cervix, utereus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, placenta and fetus. Techniques and management of gynecologic infertility and post menopausal women. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1100, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1101 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1120 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1122 
    Fundamentals of OB/GYN II

    3  credit hours

    Advanced fetal ultrasound techniques in the second and third trimester. Demonstration of multiple gestations, antenatal syndromes, congenital fetal disorders, placenta, umbilical cord and membranes. Fetal growth assessment and management of growth disorders. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1112, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1141 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1131 
    Abdomen/Superficial Structures I

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to abdominal cross-sectional anatomy and ultrasound. Vascular and abdominal organs systems discussed with normal and pathologic conditions, Ultrasound evaluation of upper abdominal organs include liver, gallbladder and biliary tree, spleen, pancreas, great vessels, scrotum, prostate and urinary tract. Introduction to pathologic sonographic appearances of the abdomen. Prerequisites: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1100, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1101, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1111 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1120 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1132 
    Abdomen/Superficial Structures II

    2  credit hours

    Continuation of anatomy and pathology of the abdominal and superficial structures in ultrasound imaging. Areas include: thyroid, parathyroid, breast, neck, thorax, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, extracranial vessels and neonatal brain. Introduction of color flow Doppler techniques. Prerequisites: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1112, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1131 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1141 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 1140 
    Fundamentals of Breast Sonography

    2  credit hours

    Principles and fundamentals of breast sonography. Exploration of physics of sonography as it relates to normal and abnormal breast tissue and anatomy. Correlation with other imaging modalities and surgical techniques in breast pathology. Prerequisites: Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1122 or concurrent enrollment or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) or Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) and program admission approval required. (2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 1141 
    Case Study Critique I

    1  credit hour

    Critical analysis of anatomical variants, normal and pathological sonographic findings in diagnostic ultrasound case presentations. Reference to imaging technique, positioning and patient care. Sonographic cases presented with procedures described in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1131 Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1100, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1101 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1111 and concurrent enrollment in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1131 or consent of program coordinator (1 lecture hour)

  • DMIS 1142 
    Case Study Critique II

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of critical analysis of anatomical variants, normal and pathological sonographic findings in diagnostic ultrasound case presentations. Reference to imaging technique, positioning and patient care. Sonographic cases presented with procedures described in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1122 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1132. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1132 or concurrent enrollment and concurrent enrollment Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1122 or consent of program coordinator (1 lecture hour)

  • DMIS 1151 
    Hands-On Scanning Lab 1

    1  credit hour

    Overview and emphasis of principles taught in DMIS-1100 in Abdominal/Superficial Structures and Obstetrics/Gynecology. Students perform hands-on scanning techniques in the scanning lab. Various scanning techniques are demonstrated on fellow students under the guidance of the instructor. Proper techniques in manipulating the transducer probe are demonstrated. Identification of organ systems and corresponding ultrasound images. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography Program or consent of the program coordinator (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1152 
    Hands-On Scanning Lab 2

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of principles taught in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1151 in Abdominal/Superficial Structures and Obstetrics/Gynecology. Students perform advanced hands-on scanning techniques in the scanning lab. Techniques are demonstrated on fellow students and volunteer patients under the guidance of the instructor. Proper techniques in manipulating transducer probe are demonstrated. Identification of organ systems and corresponding ultrasound images. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1151 or consent of instructor (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1153 
    Hands-On Scanning Lab 3

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of principles taught in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1152 in Abdominal/Superficial Structures and Obstetrics/Gynecology. Emphasis placed on advanced skills in obstetrical scanning. Students perform hands-on scanning techniques on volunteer patients under the guidance of the instructor. Proper techniques in manipulating the transducer probe are demonstrated. Identification of organ systems and corresponding ultrasound images. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1152 or consent of instructor (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1154 
    Hands-On Scanning Lab 4

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of principles taught in Diagnostic Medical Imaging 1151, 1152 and 1153 in Abdominal/Superficial Structures and Obstetrics/Gynecology. Emphasis will be placed on students demonstrating their scanning skills to their instructors and fellow students. Identification of organ systems and corresponding ultrasound images will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2280 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2285 (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1160 
    Legal Aspects of Health Care Sonography

    2  credit hours

    Legal principles of health care in Sonography. Exploration of medical law cases reviewing standard of care, negligence, liability, malpractice insurance, depositions, trials and verdicts. Individual occurrences will be highlighted to avoid and protect from future lawsuits. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2280 and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2285 or a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 1820 
    Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography Program or consent of program coordinator (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 1822 
    Selected Topics III

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography Program or consent of program coordinator (1 lecture hour, 2 to 4 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1823 
    Selected Topics IV

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program or consent of program coordinator (2 to 6 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1824 
    Selected Topics V

    1 to 2  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program or consent of program coordinator (1 to 2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 1826 
    Selected Topics VII

    1  credit hour

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in the college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program or consent of program coordinator (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 2200 
    Vascular Hemodynamics and Physics

    2  credit hours

    A review of the circulatory system blood as fluid, and how blood circulates. A description of the various forms of energy and how they affect blood movement will be covered. The principles of blood movement, conduits and circulation will be examined along with laboratory demonstration of these principles. The Doppler effect and the Doppler will be explained and applied. Various Doppler Instruments used to assess blood flow in vascular ultrasound will be reviewed and utilized in class and lab. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 2201 
    Abdominal and Peripheral Arterial

    3  credit hours

    Evaluation of blood vessels, their purpose and composition, detailed physiology of the arterial blood flow system and ultrasound testing with direct and indirect methods. Arterial anatomy of the abdomen, pelvic, and upper extremities as well as the lower extremities will be reviewed. Diseases of the arterial system and their effects will be addressed with indications for ultrasound arterial examinations and treatments. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment required in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2221 or consent of program coordinator (3 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 2203 
    Cerebrovascular Ultrasound

    2  credit hours

    Overview of the purpose and composition of blood vessels and the physiology of the cerebrovascular system. Cerebrovascular anatomy are reviewed. Disease of the cerebrovascular system are addressed with the indications for ultrasound cerebrovascular examinations. A review and demonstration of cerebrovascular ultrasound testing and findings and other laboratory modalities. Treatments for various diseases of the cerebrovascular system are addressed. Cerebrovascular testing as a part of ongoing, post-intervention patent management are included. Prerequisite: Adnmission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment required in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2223 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 2204 
    Abdominal and Peripheral Venous

    2  credit hours

    Overview of the purpose and composition of blood vessels and the physiology of the venous blood flow system. Venous anatomies of the abdomen, pelvis, upper extremities, as well as the lower extremities are addressed. Diseases of the venous system, their effects and indications for ultrasound venous examinations are included. An overview of the abdominal and peripheral venous ultrasound testing, their findings and other laboratory modalities. Treatments for various diseases of abdominal and peripheral venous systems are reviewed. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment required in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2224 or consent of program coordinator (2 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 2212 
    Clinical Education - Vascular Imaging 1

    3  credit hours

    Supervised clinical training in a health care institution or clinic in the vascular imaging skills taught in the classroom. Students will observe, assist, and perform various patient imaging procedures. The focus of this course is clinical skills, professional and correct hospital procedures and policies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program.

  • DMIS 2213 
    Clinical Education - Vascular Imaging 2

    3  credit hours

    Supervised clinical training in a health care institution or clinic in the vascular imaging skills taught in the classroom. Students observe, assist, and perform various patient imaging procedures. The focus of this course is clinical skill, professionalism and correct hospital procedures and policies. This course builds upon those skills learned in the classroom and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2212. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2212 with a grade of C or better

  • DMIS 2221 
    Abdominal & Peripheral Arterial Hands-On

    1  credit hour

    An overview of abdominal and peripheral arterial ultrasound testing that offers hands-on training in the classroom with vascular ultrasound equipment. Application of principles taught in DMIS-2201. Various arterial testing techniques and scanning are demonstrated and performed on fellow students under the guidance of the instructor. Proper techniques in these testing modalities are reviewed along with proper identification of the arterial system. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2201 (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 2222 
    Abdominal & Peripheral Arterial Hands-On

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging 2221 that provides a further understanding of abdominal and peripheral arterial ultrasound testing by offering hands-on training in the class room with vascular ultrasound equipment. This course is taught in conjunction with DMIS-2202. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will practice these techniques on fellow students. Proper techniques in these testing modalities will be reviewed along with proper identification of the arterial system. Prerequisite: Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2201 and concurrent enrollment in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2202 (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 2223 
    Cerebrovascular Ultrasound Hands-On Scan

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2203 that provides a further understanding of cerebrovascular ultrasound testing by offering hands-on training in the classroom with vascular ultrasound equipment. Various cerebrovascular testing techniques and scanning are demonstrated to the students. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will practice these techniques on fellow students. Proper techniques in these testing modalities will be reviewed along with proper identification of the cerebrovascular system. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment required in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2203 (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 2224 
    Abdominal & Peripheral Venous Hands-On

    1  credit hour

    Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2204 that provides an understanding of abdominal and peripheral venous ultrasound testing by offering hands-on training in the classroom with vascular ultrasound equipment. Various venous testing techniques and scanning are demonstrated to the students. Under the guidance of the instructor the students will practice these techniques on fellow students. Proper techniques in these testing modalities are reviewed along with proper identification of the venous system. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and concurrent enrollment required in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 2204 (2 lab hours)

  • DMIS 2280 
    Sonographic Physics Registry and Review

    1  credit hour

    Intensive review of topics taught in Diagnostic Medical Imaging 1101 and 1102. Preparation for taking the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate examination. Review of physical principles of sound and sonographic instrumentation. Principles of propagation of ultrasound through tissues, transducers, pulse-echo instruments, image storage and display. Review of Doppler ultrasound, image artifacts and quality management. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1102 or consent of program coordinator (1 lecture hour)

  • DMIS 2285 
    Clinical Sonographic Registry and Review

    1  credit hour

    Intensive review of topics taught in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121, 1122, 1131 and 1132. Preparation for taking the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification examination. Review of Diagnostic Medical Sonography applications in the specialties of abdominal/superficial structures and obstetrics/gynecology. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography program and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography 1121, 1122, 1131, and 1132 or consent of program coordinator (1 lecture hours)

  • DMIS 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • DMIS 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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