DMS 117/117L Abdominal Sonography/Lab, 3 credits

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen and all related structures. Coursework will include techniques for proper identification and representation of the normal and abnormal anatomical structures. Emphasis will be placed on the liver, gallbladder and biliary system, pancreas, spleen, urinary system, adrenal glands, gastrointestinal system, peritoneum and retroperitoneum, male pelvis, and non-cardiac chest. Lecture and laboratory experience will coincide appropriately to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.