Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

DMS-125 - Vascular Ultrasound (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: DMS102C, DMS105, BIO161, MAT108, PHY100 COREQUISITES: PHY127, DMS135C, BI0162
Theory and practical application are combined to progress the beginning student's ability to scan and read normal vascular examinations by semester's end. The theory portion of the course will consist of learning normal anatomy, sonographic characteristics and the hemodynamic principles of the peripheral vascular system, the cerebral vascular system and the vessels of the abdomen. Instrumentation, scanning techniques, audible signals made by normal blood flow and position of the transducer for each vessel will be covered in the laboratory portion of the course. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

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