Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences Courses

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MITS 423S Pathology for the Health Care Professional (2 credit hours) Fall, Spring, Summer This course allows an in-depth investigation into pathology that may be encountered by the health care professional in clinical practice. The relationship of clinical symptoms, labs values, and imaging findings will be covered for each disease process.  

Prerequisites: Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) credentials and/or permission of the instructor. Email

Sonography/Ultrasound  |  Radiation Therapy  |  Radiography, CT, MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MITS 401S Ultrasound Physics I (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to provide the student with basic information necessary to understand the principles of ultrasound physics as it applies to diagnostic imaging. Topics to be covered include sound parameters, interaction of sound with media, resolution, transducers, instrumentation, real-time imaging, and image storage and display. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 407S Advanced Obstetrical Ultrasound (2 credit hours) SPRING
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of obstetrics as it relates to ultrasound scanning. The student is instructed on fetal embryology, normal anatomy, gestational age assessment, anomalies of each organ system, uteroplacental anatomy and physiology, and maternal and fetal complications associated with pregnancy. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 408S Gynecological Ultrasound (1 credit hours) SPRING
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of patient care preparation, normal female pelvic anatomy, reproductive physiology, gynecological pathology and scanning techniques. Clinical application of gynecological sonography will be emphasized in this course. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 409S Genitourinary Ultrasound (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the genitourinary system. Clinical application of genitourinary Sonography will be emphasized in this course. Scanning labs provide the student with hands-on experience in the equipment parameters and image acquisition techniques necessary to obtain appropriate sonographic images. The student is required to complete scanning technique assignments to apply classroom knowledge to film critique and interpretation. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 414S Introduction to Sonography (2 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to give the allied health professions student an introduction to the field of sonography. The course will begin by covering the physics and instrumentation of ultrasound. Students will also learn sonographic anatomy, exam preparations, scanning techniques, and pathology in the areas of abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonography, and high-resolution sonography. Prerequisites: Admission in the UNMC College of Allied Health Professions and/or current registration/certification in an allied health profession

MITS 419S Professional Projects I (2 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course will allow the DMS student to conduct an in-depth investigation into the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The student will research, identify and form a differential diagnosis for pathologic cases imaged by ultrasound. Written communication skills will be advanced through completion of a scientific paper and poster exhibit related to the field of sonography. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 422S Introduction to Vascular Technology (2 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed for registered diagnostic medical sonographers who are preparing to take their vascular technology examination. The course will cover hemodynamics, anatomy, and pathology of the cerebral, extremity, abdominal and pelvic vessels. Students will also learn exam preparations and scanning techniques. This course will provide only didactic instruction and will not include clinical experience. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 424S Breast Sonography (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer or radiographer for the Breast Sonography Certification Exam offered by ARDMS or ARRT. The course will offer a comprehensive review of the sonographic principles and instrumentation, sonographic anatomy and pathology of the breast, and interventional procedures/treatment. This course will provide only didactic instruction and will not include a clinical component. Prerequisites: Current credentialing by ARDMS or ARRT, or Instructor approval Email

MITS 432S Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (3 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of gastrointestinal sonography. The student is provided with instruction in sectional anatomy, scanning techniques, physiology, and pathophysiology of the liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, and spleen. Various instructional techniques are used to aid the student in the learning process. Each class consists of lectures and film presentations on the topics listed in the course syllabus. Scanning labs provide the student with hands-on experience in the equipment parameters and image acquisition techniques necessary to obtain appropriate sonographic images. The student is required to complete scanning technique assignments to apply classroom knowledge to film critique and interpretation. Exams are given to evaluate the student’s knowledge and progress. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 437S Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer for the Adult Echocardiography Certification Exam offered by the ARDMS or CCI. The course will offer a comprehensive review of cardiac anatomy and physiology and the related sonographic findings. Exam indications and protocols will also be covered. This course does not offer a clinical component. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 438S Cardiac Pathology (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to prepare the registered sonographer for the Adult Echocardiography Certification Exam offered by the ARDMS or CCI. The course will offer a comprehensive review of cardiac pathology and the related sonographic findings. This course does not offer a clinical component. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 451S Ultrasound Physics II (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This clinical course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation. Topics to be covered include hemodynamics, Color Doppler, artifacts, quality assurance, and bioeffects. Concepts will focus on applicability in the clinical setting and preparation for the registry examination. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 455S High Resolution Sonography (1 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology & pathology related to the scrotum, retroperitoneum, RE system, musculoskeletal system, thyroid, parathyroid, GI tract, breast, abdominal wall, diaphragm and peritoneum. Scanning techniques will also be covered for each topic. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 456S Neurosonography (2 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the embryologic development, anatomy, and physiology of the CNS, CSF formation and circulation scheme, blood supply to the brain, scanning techniques, pathology of the neonatal brain and spine, and medical care of the neonate during scanning. Scanning labs provide the student with hands-on experience in the equipment parameters and image acquisition techniques necessary to obtain appropriate sonographic images. The student is required to complete scanning technique assignments to apply classroom knowledge to film critique and interpretation. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 457S Pediatric Sonography (2 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course focuses on the use of ultrasound in the pediatric patient. It is designed to provide the student a working knowledge of patient care practices and scanning techniques related to pediatric imaging.  Anatomy, pathology, and sonographic correlation will be covered for organs/structures related to the central nervous system, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

MITS 458S/658S Musculoskeletal Sonography (2 credit hours) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
This course focuses on the use of ultrasound for imaging the musculoskeletal system. It is designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge and the skills required to image and diagnose musculoskeletal-related conditions. Key concepts to be covered include scanning techniques, anatomy and pathology with sonographic correlation, and invasive procedures. Prerequisites: Instructor approval Email

Radiation Therapy

MITS 414T Sectional Anatomy and Pathology I – Oncology (2 credit hours) FALL
Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to Radiation Oncology will be covered. Basic terminology, instrumentation, and safety of Radiation Oncology will be included. This is the first semester of a two-semester course. Prerequisite: RSTE Advisor approval. Prerequisites: Advisor approval; basic anatomy. Email

MITS 415T Sectional Anatomy and Pathology II – Oncology (2 credit hours) SPRING
This is a continuation of Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to Radiation Oncology. Prerequisites: RSTE 414T

Radiography/CT/MRI

MITS 410R Sectional Anatomy and Pathology I – CT/MRI (4 credit hours) FALL
Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to CT/MRI/PET images will be covered. Basic terminology, instrumentation, and safety of CT and MRI will be included. This is the first semester of a two-semester course. Prerequisites: Advisor approval; basic anatomy. Email

MITS 411R Sectional Anatomy and Pathology II (CT/MRI) (4 credit hours) SPRING
This is a continuation of Sectional Anatomy, Pathology, and Physiology as it relates to CT/MRI/PET imaging. Prerequisites: RSTE 410R

MITS 413R Radiologic Contrast Agents (1 credit hours) SUMMER
This course presents the physical principles of contrast media related to imaging, the physical and chemical properties of contrast media solutions, classification/chemistry/pharmacology of contrast agents, pharmacodynamics, the pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics of contrast media, routes of drug administration, infection prevention and control, anxiety/phobia/conscious sedation, pharmacology of emergency medications, contrast-related nephrotoxicity, mechanisms of contrast media reactions, radiographic contrast media terminology, and the economic and legal issues involving contrast media and radiographic procedures. Prerequisites: None

MITS 419R Introduction to MRI (2 credit hours) FALL
This course is an introductory MRI physics and instrumentation. This course is Blackboard based, and is designed for use within a magnetic resonance imaging program (MRI), or related health science profession. Course content will include an introduction to basic MRI Physics, Instrumentation, Control Parameters, Imaging Options, and Patient Safety. Specified topics will include magnetism, ACR White Paper on MRI Safety, TE, TR, spin spin interactions, spin lattice interactions, T2*, permanent magnets, electromagnets, superconducting magnets, shim coils, RF coils, fringe fields, and SNR. Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Email

MITS 420R MRI Physics & Systems (2 credit hours) SPRING
This course provides an in depth look at MRI physics, instrumentation, pulse sequences, patient safety, and various other MRI specific topics. Prerequisites: RSTE 419R suggested

MITS 425R MRI Positioning & Protocols (2 credit hours) FALL
This course is intended as the first semester in a two semester course. Students will learn about MRI protocols, MRI anatomy, and MRI scanning techniques. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments. Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Email

MITS 440R Case Studies & Journal Review (2 credit hours) SUMMER
This is an upper-level course designed for radiation science seniors in a baccalaureate degree program to facilitate analytical and critical thinking skills, apply their written and oral communication skills, and foster professional development and growth. Students will research, identify, and form a differential diagnosis for clinical cases imaged by various diagnostic modalities. Students will study and critique medical cases and professional peer-reviewed journal articles. Students will review clinical cases to gain a better understanding of their scope of practice/role as a radiation science professional in an integrated health care system. Prerequisites: None

MITS 441R MRI Positioning & Protocols II (2 credit hours) SPRING
This course is a continuation of RSTE 425R MRI Positioning & Protocols I. Students will learn about MRI protocols, MRI Anatomy, and MRI Scanning techniques. Students enrolled in this course must have access to an MRI scanner in order to complete various protocol assignments. Prerequisites: MITS 425R MRI Positioning & Protocols I

MITS 460R Computed Tomography Protocols and Cross Sectional Anatomy (2 credit hours) FALL, SUMMER
Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists. Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Email

MITS 461R CT Physics (1 credit hours) FALL, SUMMER
This course will cover the fundamental physic principles, quality control, and instrumentation needed for a CT technologist. Prerequisites: Instructor Approval. Email

MITS 462R Applied Computed Tomography (3 credit hours) FALL, SUMMER
This clinical course will cover patient set-up (positioning) and scan set-up (protocols), for Computed Tomography examinations. The clinical rotations will include hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to seek out exam competencies, which may be applied towards ARRT CT certifying examination eligibility. Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Email

MITS 438N Advanced Radiation Biology (3 credit hours) SPRING
This course utilizes a qualitative and quantitative approach to study the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation upon life systems with special emphasis upon the human population. Prerequisites: College biology & chemistry strongly recommended.