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DUTEC 252 Ultrasound Equipment/Knobology for Mammographers • 2 Cr.


Introduces the ultrasound system. Includes detailed descriptions of essential parts of the ultrasound system using a variety of ultrasound machines, classroom demonstrations of system operations and technique, and some practice on the systems. Prerequisite: DUTEC 251 or permission of Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and select different types/frequencies of transducers appropriate to the patient/exam situation
  • Set up the ultrasound machine appropriately
  • Prepare patient appropriately
  • Obtain all required and relevant information regarding the patient
  • Follow accepted protocol for completing a breast ultrasound exam
  • Utilize appropriate knobology and ultrasound system hardware and software for optimal imaging of the breast
  • Document all images obtained appropriately
  • Correlate ultrasound information obtained with other relevant information concerning the patient
  • Analyze information obtained in order to arrive at a reasonable conclusion
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that allows for safety of staff and patients in the ultrasound lab
  • Provide for quality control in the ultrasound lab

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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