UTEC 50 Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound and Medical Law and Ethics for the Imaging Professional
An introductory overview of the field of Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology which encompasses medical terminology for the sonographer, patient and nursing skills, departmental organization and function and computer safety modules. In addition, the review of the department's ultrasound equipment with extensive review of functionality and design of each specific unit. Competency check-off required. This course will also introduce to the imaging professional the legal aspects to patient care. The student will participate in group discussions analyzing practical incidents that may occur in the clinical didactic training. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology Program.
KU’s certificate in diagnostic ultrasound and vascular technology is an 18-month, accredited certificate program that prepares the student sonographer to use complex ultrasound equipment in a clinical setting. The sonographer, after advanced training, uses high-frequency sound waves for diagnostic purposes under the direction of a radiologist.