Feb 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

SON 100 - Introduction To Ultrasound Scanning


Course Description: This introductory course is designed to cover scanning protocols and techniques along with the technical skills required to produce a diagnostic image. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the normal anatomical and sonographic appearances of abdominal and pelvic structures. Laboratory scanning sessions will provide the opportunity for “hands-on” practice to reinforce didactic knowledge covered during lecture. This course consists of two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory/clinical simulation per week.

Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate optimization of ultrasound instrumentation and image acquisition to produce a good quality diagnostic image.
  • Demonstrate use of the appropriate transducers, transducer manipulations, and patient positions to acquire images of anatomical structures in the three fundamental scanning planes. 
  • Differentiate between the normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of abdominal and pelvic structures.
  • Use appropriate professional communication when presenting sonographic findings to the Radiologist or other health care professionals.

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