Ultrasound Technician Training Program Outline
SECTION I –MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (MMT 01)
This area helps the participants to learn the basic medical terminology vocabulary used in the medical profession. It also helps how to pronounce medical terms, prefix, suffix, and roots according to the medical terminology guideline. This area will also cover how medical vocabularies are spelled and pronounced correctly in the body systems.
SECTION II – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (MAP 02)
This area covers Anatomy and Physiology related cells, tissue, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, circulatory system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system and metabolism. Required Assignment: Each student will be assigned a project on the system.
Out-of-Class Work/Preparation: Each ultrasound student will be required to complete mandatory assignments outside of the classroom. These assignments s will include the Project Presentation, Reading Assignments, Writing Assignments, Preparation for the Final Review, Portfolio Assignments and a Research Project.
SECTION III – ULTRASOUND PHYSICS (UP 03)
This seminar introduces the participant to basic knowledge of Ultrasound Physics and knobology. It also assists the participant as to how to properly handle the artifacts and scan safely, evaluate quality assurance, and prepare for Certification. Develops a working knowledge of basic mathematical and instrumentation of Ultrasound such as the Pulse-Echo Principle, Propagation, Attenuation, Image generation, Hemodynamic, Artifact, Doppler instrumentation and Bioeffect. Seminar introduces instrumentation, static imaging and real-time principles, imaging recording devices and image storage media.
Required Assignment: Each student will be assigned a project on the machine.
SECTION IV – ABDOMINAL & SMALL PARTS (DUASP 04)
This, Abdominal Concentration, segment covers the anatomy and physiology sonographic interpretation and scan techniques of soft tissue spaces, and systems operating in Abdominal Cavity as well as Small Parts, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Neck, Breast, Scrotum, Prostate Gland. Organs of Abdominal Cavity are intensively interrogated with emphasis on the Liver and Biliary Tree, Pancreas and associated ducts, Renal and Adrenal Gland, Vascularity of Abdomen (including Aorta and branches, Inferior Vena Cava and branches, Renal branches, Portal System), Spleen, Lymphatic Nodes, and Retroperitoneal Structure.
Special attention is given to the Abdominal and Small Parts and its Vascularity to be intensively interrogated. This segment will also cover the clinical laboratory tests, clinical sign and symptoms, and pathological state of each structure and organs in the Abdominopelvic area as well as the Small Parts to be evaluated. This segment will cover the Endorectal and Endoesophageal scanning techniques with videotapes and transparencies. Pathological state is presented as video tapes, slides and matrix film. This segment will cover case studies basic scanning protocols writing presentation and record and copies.
This segment will also include an introduction to Musculoskeletal scanning of the shoulder, wrist and knee. Pediatric hip and spine will be covered in this segment as well.
Required Assignment: Each student must submit satisfactory portfolio on Abdominal/Small parts in order to complete this section.
SECTION V – OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY (DUOG 05)
This OB/GYN Concentration segment covers anatomy, physiology and sonographic interpretations of female pelvis, both gravid and non-gravid. Topics include detailed interpretation, fertilization and reproductive organs and adnexal areas. Obstetrics covers menstruation, fertilization and embryonic development including genetic defects and anomalies. Fetal development is studied by trimester, incorporating maternal changes and complications. Pediatric head will also be covered in this segment. Pelvic and obstetrical Doppler is incorporated, lectures on high-risk obstetrics and transvaginal techniques. This segment will also cover studies, basic scanning protocols, writing presentations, records and copies.
Required Assignment: Portfolio OB/GYN – Each must summit portfolio on OB/GYN in order to complete this section.
SECTION VI – VASCULAR: (DUV 06)
This segment (section) covers basic anatomy and physiology of heart and great vascular (Aorta and its main branches, IVC, Renal Artery &vein, main branches of lower & upper Extremities Venous system), Doppler instrumentation and principal and vascular diseases. It also covers scanning techniques of normal vascular structures as well as it deals with the vascular diseases through lecture, slides, video films, and transparencies.
Out-of-Class Work/Preparation: Each student will be required to complete mandatory assignments outside of the classroom. These assignments s will include the Project Presentation, Reading Assignments, Writing Assignments, Preparation for the Final Review, Portfolio Assignments and a Research Project.
SECTION VII – PATIENT CARE TECHNIQUES (DUPT 07)
This segment covers the basic scanning and preparation technique and methods, vital signs and medical history, infection control technique, CPR and strategies and standard precaution methods. Electronic health record and medical billing and coding will also be covered.
A clinical externship will be integrated in this section where the students will be placed in an ambulatory facility where they can apply what they have learned.
Section VII – CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP (DUES 08)
Participants will be externship at their current hospital, imaging center, clinic, mobile ultrasound service and doctor’s office affiliations. The Externs will be expected to observe and record all cases and perform examinations with and without assistance under the supervision of assigned Ultrasound/Sonographer of their respective department, maintain logs of studies perform and prepare case studies, protocols, and writings for presentations to instructor and peers. Student must comply with the rules and regulations of the externship stated in Student Catalog. Since externship is considered an exposure to the actual practice, observation and experience with available patients, HTI does not guarantee participants for proportionate distribution of clinical externship hours of different sections at the clinical site.
Note: Student does not meet graduation requirement if he/she receives an unsatisfactory grade on skills evaluation upon completion of the externship clinical rotation from the externship site.
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Disclosure AM
Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Disclosure PM