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Sonography Gets High Tech Model

The LSU Eunice Diagnostic Medical Sonography department recently received a FAST Exam Real Time Ultrasound training model through a Louisiana Community and Technical College System Rapid Response Grant.

The new model is the first fully imageable Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) ultrasound training model that offers superb realism. Students will experience outstanding ultrasound imaging characteristics of the structures in the thorax, right upper quadrant, left upper quadrant, abdomen, and pelvis while encountering the same imaging challenges as found in a human patient such as applying the adequate transducer pressure in order to obtain images, bowel gas and intercostal access.

 

Pictured with the new equipment are DMS students Jull Usie of Breaux Bridge, Julie Nguyen of Marrero and Kristie Broussard of Lafayette.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography at LSU Eunice is a one-year certificate program. More information can be found www.lsue.edu/dms .