Diagnostic Imaging (BS Degree / Ultrasound Technician Certificate)

DI 10 – PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF ULTRASOUND
This course introduces ultrasound physical principles and instrumentation. Topics include sound wave mechanics, transducers, ultrasound equipment, Doppler physics, imaging modes, artifacts, quality, bio-effects, and safety techniques. (3 units) Prerequisite: SCI 10 or equivalent

DI 20 – MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This course provides opportunity for students to develop knowledge, skills, process and understanding of medical terminology. (3 units)

DI 30 – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. (3 units) Prerequisite: SCI 31 or equivalent

DI 110 – ULTRASOUND PRINCIPLES AND PROTOCOLS**
This course includes introduction to abdomen and small parts, OB/GYN and vascular scanning, basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the fundamental principles of scanning of different organs. (4 units)
Prerequisites: DI 10 and DI 30

DI 114 – VASCULAR ANATOMY AND HEMODYNAMICS
The course provides the knowledge of gross anatomy of the central, peripheral and cerebrovascular systems, principles of the dynamics of blood circulation in the human body, the factors that influence blood flow, and hemodynamic consequences of occlusive disease. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 110

DI 115 – ECG AND ARRHYTHMIAS INTERPRETATION**
Students will learn the principles and procedures of 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), arrhythmia interpretation and care, maintenance of equipment and exam area. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 30

DI 120 – OB/GYN ULTRASOUND I**
This course for beginners is focusing on sonographic study of the normal gynecologic anatomy, fetal biometry, and fetal anatomy; developing fetus; patient history and laboratory data; scanning techniques, transducer selection and scanning protocols. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 110

DI 124 – PERIPHERAL VASCULAR**
Ultrasound technologies including B-mode, Color, Power and Spectral Doppler imaging are used for examining peripheral arteries and veins. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 114

DI 125 – INTRODUCTION TO ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY**
This introductory course focuses on normal heart anatomy, scanning techniques, cardiac measurement, and dynamics. (4 units)  Prerequisites: DI 110, DI 115

DI 130 – OB/GYN ULTRASOUND II
This course is for intermediate students and is covering ultrasound methods used in obstetrics studies. It includes an assessment of fetal gestational age, physiology and pathology, clinical symptoms of the maternal diseases and their sonographic appearances, scanning techniques and protocols. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 120

DI 140 – OB/GYN SCANNING (LAB)
Scanning protocols and practices for the ultrasound examination in obstetrics and gynecology. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 130

DI 150 – ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS I**
The course studies harmonic imaging and 2-dimensional Doppler color imaging, which are used for ultrasound evaluations and sonographic appearances of abdominal organs: liver, gallbladder and biliary tree, spleen, pancreas, great vessels, kidneys and urinary tract. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 110

DI 160 – ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS II
This course is a continuation of study of anatomy and pathology of abdominal and superficial structures in ultrasound imaging. Areas of consideration include thyroid, parathyroid, breast, neck, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, as well as scanning techniques and performances following standard protocols. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 150

DI 170 – ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS SCANNING (LAB)
Scanning protocols and practices for ultrasound examination of abdomen and small parts. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 160

DI 210 – ADVANCED ULTRASOUND PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
This course provides a quick review of “Physical Principles of Ultrasound” and then introduces advanced technologies, systems, probes, imaging modes, and applications in sonography. (3 units)  Prerequisite: Completion of all lower division (DI 100 series) coursework in Core and General Ultrasound courses

DI 231 – ADVANCED OB/GYN ULTRASOUND**
This course will present intensive and advanced studies of the pelvic and fetal structures that can be evaluated by employing ultrasound as an imaging modality. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in the performance of OB/GYN scanning techniques. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 140

DI 234 – ABDOMINAL VASCULAR**
Ultrasound technologies including B-mode, Color, Power and Spectral imaging are used for studying visceral organs. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 124

DI 235 – ECHO IMAGING**
Review of echo imaging methods based on 2-dimensional echocardiography. Applications of the technology for recording and for detection of heart abnormalities, their interpretations are emphasized. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 125

DI 241 – ADVANCED OB/GYN SCANNING (LAB)
The course includes interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstration of scanning techniques and identifying protocols for OB/GYN. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 231

DI 244 – VASCULAR SCANNING (LAB)
The focus of this course is Peripheral and Abdominal Doppler scanning. Laboratory sessions are provided to acquire intermediate scanning skills necessary to succeed in the clinical setting. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 234

DI 245 – ECHO SCANNING (LAB)
Scanning protocols and practices for the ultrasound examination of the heart. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 235

DI 251 – ADVANCED ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS**
This course covers advanced ultrasound technologies for interpretation and critique of abdominal, superficial and small parts. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 170

DI 254 – TRANSCRANIAL DOPPLER**
This course covers the techniques and interpretation of transcranial Doppler sonography as a safe and non-invasive modality. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 244

DI 255 – ADVANCED ECHO IMAGING**
A continuation of study of imaging methods and technology based on 2-dimensional echo, M-Mode, and Doppler sonographic imaging.  Applications to recording and interpretation of echo imaging for detection of heart abnormalities are emphasized. (4 units)  Prerequisite: DI 245

DI 261 – ADVANCED ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS SCANNING (LAB)
This course is the completion of courses on anatomy and pathology of the abdominal and superficial structures in ultrasound imaging. Areas include: thyroid, parathyroid, breast, neck, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, pediatric abdominal ultrasound, and neonatal brain. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 251 

DI 264 – VASCULAR AND TRANSCRANIAL SCANNING (LAB)
The focuses of this course are Cerebrovascular and Transcranial Doppler scanning. Laboratory sessions are provided to acquire scanning skills necessary to succeed in the clinical setting. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 254

DI 265 – ADVANCED ECHO IMAGING (LAB)
Students will learn advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (3 units)  Prerequisite: DI 255

DI 281 A – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP I IN SONOGRAPHY****
DI 284 A – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP I IN VASCULAR ULTRASOUND****
DI 285 A – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP I IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY****
Students will get clinical experience in Diagnostic Imaging covering a wide variety of technical procedures. (3 units) Prerequisite: Permission of the externship coordinator and the program director. CR/NC

DI 281 B – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP II IN SONOGRAPHY****
DI 284 B – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP II IN VASCULAR ULTRASOUND****
DI 285 B – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP II IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY****

Students will get clinical experience in Diagnostic Imaging covering a wide variety of technical procedures. (3 units) Prerequisites: DI 281/284/285 A, permission of the externship coordinator and the program director. CR/NC

* Classes include 15 hours of independent lab work.
** Classes include 1 unit or 30 hours of lab work supervised by assistant instructors.
*** Classes include 1 unit or 30 hours of lab work supervised by assistant instructors and 1 unit or 45 hours of self-study.
**** The course can be extended for one additional term with 1 unit.