DMS 122/122L Pelvic Sonography/Lab, 3 credits

This course introduces and relates the knowledge of gynecologic anatomy, pathology, and diagnostic sonography. This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the pelvis and adjacent structures. The student will become accustomed to the sonographic procedures used to properly image the female pelvis and first trimester gestation. Coursework will include demonstrations and discussion on the proper scanning techniques, patient preparations, and positioning utilized to obtain optimum diagnostic images. Lecture and lab demonstrations will coincide appropriately to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and hands-on experience.