Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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Total Program Hours:
Externship Hours:
Class Hours:
2250
810
1440
Program Total Hours
School Tuition
Books Fee
Registration Fee
Total
2,250
$25,000.00
$1,500.00
$100.00
$26,600.00

Medical Terminology 45 Hours

Medical Terminology is a study of the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, singulars and plurals. The student will be able to recognize, spell, pronounce and define medical words by combining prefixes, suffixes, and roots.

Anatomy and Physiology 120 Hours

This course reviews the normal anatomy and physiology of the human body and then expands those concepts in the context of the sonographic appearance, including cross-sectional anatomy and physiology of abdominal, vascular and obstetrical and gynecological structures. Among the main goals of the course is to provide structured information and guidelines for adequate quality scanning procedures.

Patient Care Techniques, INCL. CPR 90 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.

Physics And Instrumentation 135 Hours

This course is designed to cover a broad range of physics topics. As these topics are applied to various problem situations, the student will develop critical thinking skills and through the use of group activities which the student will enhance cooperative attitudes. Topics include computer technologies, math calculations, mechanics, measurement, heat, fluid, and gas laws, as well as, atomic and nuclear physics, electromagnetic, light and sound.

Abdominal Sonography 200 Hours

Examines the clinical applications within the specialty of abdominal sonography including interpretation of normal and abnormal sonographic patterns, pathology, related clinical signs and symptoms, normal variants and clinical laboratory tests. Includes laboratory sessions on basic scanning techniques and protocols.

Male Pelvic Sonography 45 Hours

The course teaches scanning techniques, basic scanning protocols and normal characteristics for the evaluation of the reproductive organs and development as well as abnormal/small parts. Student will able to recognize transducer cleaning/preparation, image orientation scan plane, and transducer plane, the ultrasound appearance of the pathologies, the imaging characteristics of common seen pathology associated with testes and scrotum, the imaging characteristics of common seen pathology associated with prostate and the imaging characteristics of common seen pathology associated with musculoskeletal system.

Neck (Thyroid And Para Thyroid) Sonography 45 Hours

The course teaches to recognize transducer cleaning/preparation, image orientation scan plane, and transducer plane, the ultrasound appearance of the pathologies and the imaging characteristics of common seen pathology associated with thyroid and parathyroid.

Breast Sonography 45 Hours

The course consists of describing scanning techniques, basic scanning protocols and normal characteristics of breast, transducer cleaning/preparation, image orientation scan plane, and transducer plane, and the ultrasound appearance of the breast pathologies.

Musculoskeletal Sonography 35 Hours

The course consists of describing scanning techniques, basic scanning protocols and normal characteristics for the evaluation of the reproductive organs and development as well as abnormal/small parts. Student will able to recognize transducer cleaning/preparation, image orientation scan plane, transducer plane, the ultrasound appearance of the pathologies, and the imaging characteristics of common seen pathology associated with neonatal spinal column. Student will also able to recognize and demonstrate the imaging characteristics of common seen pathology associated with neonatal hip, neonatal echocardiography, musculoskeletal system, and neonatal spinal column.

Gynecology 130 Hours

The course instructs and demonstrates the clinical laboratory test and sign and symptoms used for evaluation abdominal organ and small parts pathology, GYN. The course will explain the standard patient positions related to sonographic image. The course demonstrate scanning techniques, basic scanning protocols and normal characteristics or evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, Pancreas, Kidney, Spleen, Retroperitoneal Vasculature, Thyroid and Parathyroid, Breast, Adrenal Gland, Testes and Prostate Gland, Ovary and Uterine, GYN. The course will also teach the scanning techniques, basic scanning protocols and normal characteristics for the evaluation of the reproductive organs and development as well as abnormal/small part.

OB 1st Trimester 140 Hours

The course teaches the clinical laboratory test and sign and symptoms used for evaluation abdominal organ and small parts pathology, OB. Student will able to describe and demonstrate the standard patient positions related to sonographic image. The course also teaches normal fetal anatomy, apply appropriate measurements. The course will also estimate gestational age by ultrasound evaluation for confirmation of clinical dating for patients.

OB 2nd Trimester 75 Hours

The course instructs and demonstrates the clinical laboratory test and sign and symptoms used for evaluation abdominal organ and small parts pathology, OB. It will also describe the standard patient positions related to sonographic image. The instructor will explain normal fetal anatomy, apply appropriate measurements .It will also emphasize on estimate gestational age by ultrasound evaluation for confirmation of clinical dating for patients who are undergoing elective repeat cesarean delivery, induction of labor. The course will also describe and evaluate fetal growth (when the patient has an identified etiology for uteroplacental insufficiency, such as severe diabetes mellitus, or for other medical complications of pregnancy when fetal malnutrition, i.e., intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) or macrosomia, is suspected).

OB 3rd Trimester 75 Hours

The course will explain and demonstrate the clinical laboratory test and sign and symptoms used for evaluation of abdominal organ and OB. It will also describe and demonstrate the standard patient positions related to sonographic image. The instructor will explain the normal fetal anatomy, apply appropriate measurements. The course also teach how to estimate gestational age by ultrasound evaluation for confirmation of clinical dating for patients who are undergoing elective repeat cesarean delivery, induction of labor. The course will explain fetal growth (when the patient has an identified etiology for uteroplacental insufficiency, such as severe diabetes mellitus, or for other medical complications of pregnancy when fetal malnutrition, i.e., intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) or macrosomia, is suspected). The course teaches to perform biophysical profile for fetal well-being (after 28 weeks’ gestation).

Upper Extremity And Cranial Vascular 110 Hours

The course consisted of teaching the anatomy of the vascular system. The course also demonstrates the common vascular diseases for which the application of ultrasound is critical as a noninvasive diagnostic tool. The course instructs and demonstrates the anatomy of the peripheral arterial system. Students will able to describe the arterial Doppler signals obtained during arterial duplex. Students will also able to recognize the factors associated with stroke. In addition, student will know the anatomy encountered during a carotid duplex imaging examination. Finally, the course also teaches students to recognize the imaging characteristics associated with an internal carotid artery occlusion and the pathologies associated with carotid artery.

Lower Extremity And Abdominal Vascular 110 Hours

The course concentrates on the anatomy of the vascular system. Students will able to recognize and demonstrate the common vascular diseases for which the application of ultrasound is critical as a noninvasive diagnostic tool, the risk factors associated peripheral arterial diseases, the sign and symptoms of peripheral arterial diseases and the anatomy of the peripheral arterial system. Student will also able to describe the arterial Doppler signals obtained during arterial duplex. The course teaches the factors associated with venous diseases, the sign and symptoms of the venous diseases, the characteristics of normal venous system, the imaging characteristics of a venous duplex imaging and the imaging characteristics associated with deep vein thrombosis and venous reflux.

HIPAA 10 Hours

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) prompted new Federal regulations which require physicians to ensure they are protecting the privacy and security of patients’ medical information and using a standard format when submitting electronic transactions, such as submitting claims to payers.

Working As A Sonographer 10 Hours

This course discusses and compares their experiences from internships, such as on workplace behavior. Student will learn how to perform job searches and where to find such information. Student will also learn about national and state/local branches of professional organizations in the field, notably SDMS, and CCI. This course also prepares resumes in formats used for Allied Health jobs.

After Completion of 1440 Classroom hours, student has to complete 810 Hours of externship in order to complete the course.

Schedules
Morning
9:00am - 3:00pm
Mon - Fri
48 weeks
Evenings
5:00 - 10:00pm
Mon - Fri
57.6 Weeks
Weekends
Friday (5:30pm - 9:30pm)
Saturday & Sunday (9:00am - 6:00pm)
72 Weeks