Sonography (SON)

SON 1311  Cross-Sectional Anatomy  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required  

This course provides basic sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, and obstetrics, which allows the ultrasound student to develop sufficient comfort with cross-sectional images. The student will be able to identify a sizable number of clinically significant structures. Students will build on their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology using transverse, coronal, and sagittal MRI, CT and ultrasound imaged sections of the human body.

SON 2000  Introduction to Sonography  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required  

This course provides an entry-level exploration of the historical, professional and occupational development of medical imaging with an emphasis on diagnostic medical sonography. Current uses and future trends are discussed in the areas of diagnostic radiology, computed tomography, (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, and nuclear medicine. Clinical exploration through the radiology department’s imaging sections coupled with laboratory assignments and case studies will give the student full understanding of the entire function of a medical imaging department. Case studies of the various imaging modalities and how to correlate these findings with ultrasound will be emphasized. Medical-legal issues as well as ethics are also discussed. Radiation safety practices will be discussed. Ergonomics in sonography (working smarter) will be discussed.

SON 2061  Sonography Seminar  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course is comprehensive, covering all topics that appear in the current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) test content outline for general abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, breast, and vascular technology, as well as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists sonography primary pathway examination (ARRT-RT(S)).

SON 2111  Abdominal Sonography 1  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course is an introduction to the cross-sectional anatomy of the abdominal area and its recognition on sonographic visualization systems.

SON 2112  Abdominal Sonography 2  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course is a continuance of SON 2111 and is designed to provide an in-depth presentation of the abdominal area, stressing deviations from the normal and the methods used to create a diagnostically acceptable study.

SON 2121  Obstetrical Sonography 1  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required  

This course is an introduction to the cross-sectional anatomy of the female reproductive system with an existing pregnancy. This course emphasizes the detection of normal obstetric anatomy as well as its associated anomalies and deviation from the normal. The planes that must be sonographically imaged for accurate diagnosis are stressed.

SON 2122  Obstetrical Sonography 2  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course is a continuance of SON 2121 and is designed to emphasize the detection of obstetrical anomalies, pathology, and the deviation from normal. The planes that must be sonographically imaged for accurate diagnosis are stressed.

SON 2125  Sonography of the Female Pelvis  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course is an introduction to the cross-sectional anatomy of the female reproductive system without an existing pregnancy. The sonographic recognition of normal and abnormal anatomy as well as gynecological physiology are discussed.

SON 2147  Sonography of the Breast  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course emphasizes the sonographic features and characteristics of normal and abnormal breast anatomy. The course will also integrate clinical and diagnostic procedures for the male and female breast.

SON 2171  Introduction to Vascular Sonography  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course provides a foundation for the use of sonographic techniques in vascular diagnosis. The course details the hemodynamics of the circulatory system and sonographic imaging and vascular technological assessment of the systemic arterial, venous, and extra-cranial vascular systems. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of the basic principles and clinical applications and uses of Doppler, color, and spectral Doppler techniques.

SON 2211  Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 1  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required.This course is a study of the principles of diagnostic ultrasound, the fundamental properties of ultrasonic physics, stressing tissue interactions, and interfaces  

The course also focuses on characteristics, methods, intensity, and power of ultrasound as well as system resolution considerations.

SON 2212  Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 2  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course is a continuance of SON 2211 and builds on the principles of diagnostic ultrasound and the fundamental properties of ultrasonic physics, stressing tissue interactions and interfaces. The course also focuses on characteristics, methods, intensity, power, and system resolution.

SON 2804  Practicum 1  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course introduces the student to clinical education requiring application of the knowledge learned within the didactic setting as well as the skills laboratory. Professionalism and personal interaction are stressed along with technical abilities. As the student progresses, he or she will perform examinations with less and less supervision.

SON 2814  Practicum 2  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course is a continuation of applied learning in the clinical setting with increased responsibility in problem solving and critical thinking based on the individual patient situation. This course further introduces the student to clinical education, requiring application of the knowledge learned within the didactic setting as well as the skills laboratory.

SON 2824  Practicum 3  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course is an application of all the material presented requiring the student to make judgment decisions regarding current acceptable clinical practices. Professional interaction with other professionals and patients is stressed. The student is expected to progress to the point where, after successful testing, he or she may be accepted as a competent sonographer for general, vascular, and breast sonographic exams.

SON 2834  Practicum 4  
Credit Hours:   3  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course is designed to add additional clinical competencies to those gained in the specialties mastered in the first year. Emphasis on specialty of echocardiography with clinical application of classroom material. Students will be expected to make judgment decisions regarding the technical aspects of diagnostic sonographic exams.

SON 2844  Practicum 5  
Credit Hours:   3  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course requires the student to interact in a professional manner, to make judgment decisions regarding technical aspects, and to become a competent sonographer. Students will master skills emphasizing echocardiography and cardiovascular examination techniques. Clinical application of classroom material is presented.

SON 3173  Vascular Technology 1  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course details the anatomy, physiology, and hemodynamics of the circulatory system as well as the sonographic imaging and vascular technological assessment of the systemic arterial system. This course provides a foundation for the use of techniques in vascular diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of basic principles underlying the Doppler examination and clinical applications using color and spectral Doppler techniques.

SON 3174  Vascular Technology 2  
Credit Hours:   2  

This course details the anatomy, physiology, and hemodynamics of the circulatory system as well as the sonographic imaging and vascular technical assessment of the systemic venous and extra-cranial systems. This course provides a foundation for the use of techniques in vascular diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on a thorough understanding of basic principles underlying the Doppler examination and clinical applications using color and spectral Doppler techniques.

SON 3402  Introduction to Electrocardiography  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Current registry in the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)  

This course provides an introduction to electrocardiography (ECG) and investigates normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as normal and abnormal electrical conduction through the heart. Students will identify and relate waveforms to the cardiac cycle, various lead placements, and the purpose of each placement. Utilizing a systematic process when approaching the interpretation of the ECG, students will identify normal and abnormal components on an ECG as well as recognize how the 12 lead ECG relates to areas of the heart.

SON 3806  Clinical Practicum 1  
Credit Hours:   3  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course introduces the student to vascular technology procedures used to assess the lower and upper extremities, abdomen, visceral organs, and the cerebral vasculature system. Emphasis will be placed on ultrasound duplex imaging and interpretation examinations. Instrumentation commonly used in the vascular laboratory will be presented and utilized in both the skills laboratory at Eastern Florida State College as well as all assigned clinical affiliations.

SON 3816  Clinical Practicum 2  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course is a continuation of SON 3806 and further introduces the student to vascular technology procedures used to assess the lower and upper extremities, abdomen, visceral organs, and the cerebral vasculature system. Emphasis will be placed on ultrasound duplex imaging and interpretation examinations. Instrumentation commonly used in the vascular laboratory will be presented and utilized in both the skills laboratory at Eastern Florida State College as well as all assigned clinical affiliations.

SON 4404  Adult Cardiac Sonography I  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Current registry in the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)  

This course presents the anatomical and physiological curriculum involved in imaging and performing non-invasive adult cardiac sonography, including those tests performed for the purpose of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

SON 4405  Adult Cardiac Sonography 2  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Current registry in the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)  

This course continues the study of advanced echocardiographic procedures including those tests performed for the purpose of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics include stress echo, transesophageal echo (TEE), related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing.

SON 4945  Adult Cardiac Practicum 1  
Credit Hours:   4  
Prerequisites: Current registry in the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course is designed to provide the student with the practical application, in a supervised clinical setting, of scanning techniques in the cardiac sonography advanced technical certificate (ATC) program. Students will rotate through and assist staff sonographers in cardiac procedure areas as well as participate in simulations of those low volume/high risk procedures in the skills laboratory.

SON 4946  Adult Cardiac Practicum 2  
Credit Hours:   4  
Prerequisites: Minimum: passing of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Sonography Physics and Instrumentation (SPI) board exam  
Lab Fee: Yes  

In addition: Passing of the SPI board exam plus passing of one or more of the ARDMS board exams. This course is designed to provide the student with the practical application, in a supervised clinical setting, of scanning techniques in the cardiac sonography ATC program. Students will rotate through and assist staff sonographers in cardiac procedure areas as well as participate in simulations of those low volume/high risk procedures in the skills laboratory.