2017-2018 Semester Catalog

VAST 2030 Essentials of Echocardiography

This course is designed as an introduction into the field of echocardiography. The general practitioner will be required to perform standard 2D examinations of the heart including B-mode, M-Mode and Doppler. The broader field of echocardiography will be introduced but not studied at length or in depth. Emphasis is on the functional workings and settings associated with basic Images and measurements. Topics include: introduction to measurements, basic tomographic windows, chamber and great vessel dimensions, systole; patient and equipment skills including proper body mechanics; physical principles, Doppler, and instrumentation; tomographic anatomy; and safety procedures and universal precautions.




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