DUTEC 182 Advanced Studies Vascular Technology • 3 Cr.
Continues the vascular application of grayscale, color flow and Doppler sonography for the detection of peripheral vascular (PV) disease in the lower extremities and upper extremities. Includes PV arterial and venous anatomy, physiology, disease and treatment. Advanced concepts in trans-cranial Doppler will be revealed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Describe and identify on images pertinent cerebrovascular, venous, peripheral arterial, and abdominal/visceral anatomy, physiology, and hemodynamics.
Demonstrate understanding of transcranial Doppler techniques and interpretation of intracranial physiology.
Identify proper sonographic testing for vascular studies to include equipment used, patient positioning, technique, interpretation, and limitations.
Identify angiography, vascular MRI and CT diagnostic procedures and discuss their interpretations and limitations.
Discuss and differentiate between arterial and venous hemodymanics.
Discuss and differentiate advanced waveform analysis.
Demonstrate understanding of indirect arterial testing methods.
Discuss the variables in interpretation of physiologic data.
Discuss the diagnostic pitfalls when doing vascular testing.
Apply statistical analysis for quality assurance testing of equipment and patient safety