Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU)

DMU 1000: Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Introduction to the profession of diagnostic medical ultrasound. Imaging characteristics, educational requirements, professional trends. Observation opportunities. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1


DMU 4001: Topics in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Organized study of selected topics in medical ultrasound. Topics may vary. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: restricted to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound undergraduate students; program director's consent


DMU 4085: Problems in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Independent study leading to a special project or paper. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: restricted to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound undergraduate students only; program director's consent


DMU 4200: Principles of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Principles and history of ultrasound, ultrasound equipment, sonographic techniques, aspects of patient care.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: departmental consent


DMU 4234: Clinical Pathophysiology

Abnormal function of organ systems in the presence of disease; clinical manifestations and medical management.

Credit Hours: 3


DMU 4309: Normal Ultrasound Clinical

Integration of ultrasound instrumentation and clinical practice in a laboratory setting. Interaction between the sonographer, equipment and patient.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: DMU 4312 and instructor's consent


DMU 4311: Pathological Images of Ultrasound

Disease presentation in ultrasound imaging. Practical aspects of ultrasound scanning techniques in pathology.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4200, DMU 4312 and instructor's consent


DMU 4312: Sectional Anatomy

(same as RA_SCI 4110). A study of human anatomy using the sectional approach; anatomical structures will be related to modern medical imaging techniques.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound students


DMU 4313: Ultrasound Physics

Principles of diagnostic ultrasound physics. Sound wave characteristics, tissue interaction, power intensity, and Doppler physics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100, CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1320, PHYSCS 1210, and departmental consent


DMU 4314: Abdominal Ultrasound

(cross-leveled with DMU 7314). Differentiation between normal and pathological ultrasound studies of the abdomen. Differential diagnosis of pathological states.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, DMU 4309 and DMU 4311; instructor's consent


DMU 4315: Ultrasound Instrumentation

Integration of ultrasound physics and instrumentation components in a laboratory setting. Practice in modes of operation and safety.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4200; instructor's consent


DMU 4318: Gynecology Ultrasound

Study of normal and abnormal gynecological ultrasound anatomy. Distinction between normal and pathological states and ultrasound differential diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, DMU 4309 and DMU 4311


DMU 4320: Obstetrics Ultrasound

Study of normal and abnormal obstetrical ultrasound anatomy. Distinction between normal and pathological OB ultrasound studies with emphasis on differential diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, DMU 4309 and DMU 4311; instructor's consent


DMU 4322: Superficial Organs Ultrasound

Ultrasound evaluation and diagnosis of normal and abnormal superficial organs; thyroid gland, testes, breasts, soft tissues and musculoskeletal.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, DMU 4309 and DMU 4311; instructor's consent


DMU 4325: Ultrasound Clinical Pharmacology and Contrast Agents

Study of the biophysical, biochemical and complete action of ultrasound contrast agents and other drugs used in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound and their pharmacodynamics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound


DMU 4326: Vascular Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Hemodynamics

Study of vascular principles and fundamentals including physics and instrumentation. Emphasis on ultrasound wave characteristics, Doppler principles, tissue interaction and hemodynamics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4313 and DMU 4315; instructor's consent


DMU 4330: Vascular Ultrasound Lab

Vascular ultrasound scanning techniques, protocols, measurements, film/video critique, and Plethysmography in a clinical lab setting.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, and DMU 4326; instructor's consent


DMU 4332: Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound for normal and pathological processes: study of disease, correlation of patients' clinical data and ultrasound findings used in differential diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, DMU 4311, DMU 4322, and DMU 4326 or instructor's consent


DMU 4338: Cardiac Ultrasound, Principles and Hemodynamics

Study of cardiac ultrasound fundamentals including: wave characteristics, principles of 2-D/3-D/4-D imaging, M-mode, and Doppler, cardiac anatomy and physiology, embryology, evaluation methods and hemodynamics. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4313, DMU 4315, instructor's consent


DMU 4342: Adult Cardiac Ultrasound

(cross-leveled with DMU 7342). Provides principles of diagnostic adult cardiac ultrasound in relation to pathology, further presenting the practical aspects of scanning techniques, exam critique, patient care in relation to cardiac US exams. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: DMU 4313, DMU 4315 and DMU 4338; instructor's consent


DMU 4941: Ultrasound Clinical I

Application of medical ultrasound in supervised clinical settings. Decisions regarding diagnosis, patient handling and imaging.

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites: DMU 4312, DMU 4309 and DMU 4311


DMU 4943: Ultrasound Clinical III

Final clinical application of general medical ultrasound practicum in supervised clinical settings. Further enhancement of practice, decision making, patient handling, image processing and case studies.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: DMU 4993 and instructor's consent


DMU 4944: Vascular Ultrasound Clinical IV

Application of diagnostic vascular ultrasound in supervised clinical settings: practice, decision making, patient handling and image processing.

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites: DMU 4326 and instructor's consent


DMU 4945: Cardiac Ultrasound Clinical V

Application of ultrasonography in real clinical settings for learning, practicing and decision making regarding, patient handling and imaging process with students supervised in a clinical setting. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: DMU 4313, DMU 4315, DMU 4944. Instructor and Departmental permission required


DMU 4946: Cardiac Ultrasound Clinical VI

Further application of ultrasonography for continuation of learning, practicing and decision making, patient handling and imaging process with students supervised in a clinical setting. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: DMU 4313, DMU 4315, DMU 4338 and DMU 4945. Instructor and Departmental permission required


DMU 4993: Ultrasound Clinical II

Application of medical ultrasound in supervised clinical settings with practice and decision making related to ultrasound diagnosis, patient handling and image processing.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisites: DMU 4941; instructor's consent


DMU 7200: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Principles and Patient Care

Introduction diagnostic medical ultrasound principles including history, development, ultrasound physics - equipment fundamentals. Provides introduction to concepts of sonographic techniques, positioning, image critique, aspects of patient care and professional organizations. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 1000. Restricted to Graduate Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound students


DMU 7234: Clinical Pathophysiology

(same as PH_THR 7270). Abnormal function of organ systems in the presence of disease; clinical manifestations and medical management.

Credit Hours: 3


DMU 7309: Normal Ultrasound Clinical

(cross-leveled with DMU 4309). Integration of ultrasound instrumentation and clinical practice in a laboratory setting. Interaction between the sonographer, equipment and patient.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7313 and DMU 7315


DMU 7311: Pathological Images Ultrasound

Disease presentation in ultrasound imaging. Practical aspects of ultrasound scanning techniques in pathology.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4200, DMU 7312 and DMU 7315; instructor's consent


DMU 7312: Sectional Anatomy

(cross-leveled with RA_SCI 4110). A study of human anatomy using the sectional approach; anatomical structures will be related to modern medical imaging techniques.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound students


DMU 7313: Ultrasound Physics

Principles of diagnostic ultrasound physics. Sound wave characteristics, tissue interaction, power intensity, and Doppler physics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 1100, CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1320, PHYSCS 1210, and departmental consent


DMU 7314: Abdominal Ultrasound

(cross-leveled with DMU 4314). Differentiation between normal and pathological ultrasound studies of the abdomen. Differential diagnosis of pathological states.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7309 and DMU 7311; instructor's consent


DMU 7315: Ultrasound Instrumentation

Integration of ultrasound physics and instrumentation components in a laboratory setting. Practice in modes of operation and safety.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 4200; instructor's consent


DMU 7318: Gynecology Ultrasound

Study of normal and abnormal gynecological ultrasound anatomy. Distinction between normal and pathological states and ultrasound differential diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7309 and DMU 7311


DMU 7320: Obstetrics Ultrasound

Study of normal and abnormal obstetrical ultrasound anatomy. Distinction between normal and pathological OB ultrasound studies with emphasis on differential diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7309 and DMU 7311; instructor's consent


DMU 7322: Superficial Organs Ultrasound

Ultrasound evaluation and diagnosis of normal and abnormal superficial organs; thyroid gland, testes, breasts, soft tissues and musculoskeletal.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7309 and DMU 7311


DMU 7325: Ultrasound Clinical Pharmacology and Contrast Agents

Study of the biophysical, biochemical and complete action of ultrasound contrast agents and other drugs used in DMU and their pharmacodynamics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound majors


DMU 7326: Vascular Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Hemodynamics

Study of vascular principles and fundamentals including physics and instrumentation. Emphasis on ultrasound wave characteristics, Doppler principles, tissue interaction and hemodynamics.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 7313 and DMU 7315; instructor's consent


DMU 7330: Vascular Ultrasound Lab

Vascular ultrasound scanning techniques, protocols, measurements, film/video critique, and Plethysmography in a clinical lab setting.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, and DMU 7326; instructor's consent


DMU 7332: Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound for normal and pathological processes: study of disease, correlation of patients' clinical data and ultrasound findings used in differential diagnosis.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7311, DMU 7322, and DMU 7326 or instructor's consent


DMU 7338: Cardiac Ultrasound, Principles and Hemodynamics

Study of cardiac ultrasound fundamentals including: wave characteristics, principles of 2-D/3-D/4-D imaging, M-mode, and Doppler, cardiac anatomy and physiology, embryology, evaluation methods and hemodynamics. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: DMU 7313, DMU 7315


DMU 7342: Adult Cardiac Ultrasound

(cross-leveled with DMU 4342). Study of adult cardiac ultrasound for normal and pathological processes. Differential diagnosis of cardiac disease through correlation of patients' clinical data and ultrasound findings.

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7313 and DMU 7315 and instructor's consent


DMU 7941: Ultrasound Clinical I

Application of medical ultrasound in supervised clinical settings. Decisions regarding diagnosis, patient handling and imaging.

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites: DMU 7312, DMU 7309 and DMU 7311


DMU 7943: Ultrasound Clinical III

Final clinical application of general medical ultrasound practicum in supervised clinical settings. Further enhancement of practice, decision making, patient handling, image processing and case studies.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: DMU 7993 and instructor's consent


DMU 7944: Vascular Ultrasound Clinical IV

Application of diagnostic vascular ultrasound in supervised clinical settings: practice, decision making, patient handling and image processing.

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisites: DMU 7326 and instructor's consent


DMU 7945: Cardiac Ultrasound Clinical V

Application of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound in supervised clinical settings: practice and decision making regarding echocardiography, patient handling and image processing.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: DMU 7313 and DMU 7315


DMU 7946: Cardiac Ultrasound Clinical VI

Further enhancement of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound in supervised clinical settings: practice and decision making regarding echocardiography, patient handling and image processing.

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisites: DMU 7945


DMU 7993: Ultrasound Clinical II

(cross-leveled with DMU 4993). Application of medical ultrasound in supervised clinical settings with practice and decision making related to ultrasound diagnosis, patient handling and image processing.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisites: DMU 7941. Restricted to Graduate Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound students


DMU 8001: Topics in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Organized study of selected topics. Topic may vary.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: restricted to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program only


DMU 8050: Research in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Research not leading to a thesis or dissertation. Graded on an A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: restricted to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program only


DMU 8085: Problems in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Independent study of a special project involving clinical applications or research. Topic may vary.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: restricted to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program only


DMU 8090: Research in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Research leading to a thesis or dissertation. Graded on an S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: restricted to students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program only


DMU 8346: Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound

Study of pediatric cardiac ultrasound for normal and pathological processes. Differential diagnosis of cardiac disease through correlation of patients' clinical data and ultrasound findings.

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisites: DMU 7342 and instructor's consent


DMU 8947: Applied Clinical Research & Practicum

Clinical research application of cardiovascular & general ultrasound in clinical environment: clinical research, practicum, decision making, patient handling, and image processing. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hour: 5-8
Prerequisites: DMU 7944, DMU 7946, instructor's consent