Diagnostic Medical Sonography & General Vascular Technology Curriculum
Coursework and clinical time in the diagnostic medical Sonography & Vascular Technology track will prepare students to perform ultrasound exams in a variety of areas. One area is OB-GYN, which includes assessment of gynecological areas such as the uterus and ovaries. The obstetric portion also involves assessment and evaluation of the mother and fetus including normal anatomy, fetal abnormalities, anomalies, and maternal disease. In addition to OB-GYN, general sonography includes several other areas such as the organs in the upper abdomen, such as liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen, as well as "small parts" such as the thyroid, prostate, testicles, and breasts. Coursework includes comprehensive lectures on normal anatomy, disease processes, sonographic presentation of disease, and differentials. All students are required to take and pass the ARDMS Standard Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) exam before completion of the program.
The General Track program begins each Fall. Program length is 24-months. This program prepares students to sit for the board exams for the RVT and RDMS.
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Track 1 General Vascular Curriculum
RTMS 344 - 346 - Medical Sonography (5,5,5)
(344) Introduction to sonography, including OB-GYN, abdomen, vascular, neurosonography, cardiac, and pediatric. Terminology and scan techniques of all areas.
(345) OB-GYN and neonatal neurosonography specialties and scan techniques. Student case presentations and case studies.
(346) Vascular technology, Doppler, abdomen, small-parts, and cross-sectional anatomy covered. Continued case studies and case presentations.
RTMS 348 - Abdomen/Neurosonography (5)
Sonography of the abdomen and neonatal neurosonography specialties and scan techniques. Student case presentations and case studies.
RTMS 346- Vascular Technology/Doppler
RTMS 379 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation, I (2)
Study of the basic physical principles and instrumentation of ultrasound production and imaging. Selected case-study presentations, as assigned.
RTMS 381 - 384 Topics in Medical Sonography, I-IV (1,1,1,1)
Survey of selected topics in medical sonography. Clinical case studies, projects, literature reviews, preparation for Boards.
RTMS 387 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation, II (2)
Study and review of the basic physical principles and instrumentation of ultrasound with additional emphasis on Doppler and artifacts.
RELE 457 - Christian Ethics and Healthcare (2)
Ethical issues in modern medicine and related fields from the perspective of Christian thought and practice.
RTMS 971 - 978 - Medical Sonography Clinical Affiliation (1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1)
Clinical experience in medical sonography covering a wide variety of technical procedures. Prerequisite: Completion of each course in sequence, beginning with RTMS 971.