Ultrasound Training to Assist DMS Programs

Ultrasound Training to Assist DMS Programs

Implemented in over 150 DMS programs, the SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution transforms computers into on-demand ultrasound training platforms with 65+ peer-reviewed courses, knowledge assessments, and hands-on scanning of real-patient cases and pathologies.

Scan Real-Patients Anytime, Anywhere

Each Module provides a didactic course, performance tracking, and scanning with the SonoSimulator. Scan hundreds of normal and pathologic real-patient cases, including 75 transvaginal scanning cases.

With a virtual tutor to assist with image acquisition and interpretation, scan a variety of pathologies, including acute appendicitis, severe valvular regurgitation, simple & complex ovarian cysts, twin gestations, and more.

Scan Real-Patients Anytime, Anywhere

A Curriculum Roadmap to Help Meet CAAHEP's Standards

The patented SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution assists DMS programs in meeting CAAHEP’s Standards & Guidelines for the General Learning Concentration (Abdomen, OB/GYN, Superficial Parts, & MSK) and Adult Cardiac Learning Concentration. With 65+ Modules, SonoSim assists DMS programs in offering training for all levels of learners and helps prepare students for ARDMS specialty exams.

Abdomen (AB) Examination

Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module
Adrenal Glands: Anatomy & Physiology Module Adrenal Glands: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Aorta/IVC: Anatomy & Physiology Module Aorta/IVC: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Biliary Tree: Anatomy & Physiology Module Biliary Tree: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Bladder: Anatomy & Physiology Module Bladder: Anatomy & Physiology Module
GI Tract: Anatomy & Physiology Module GI Tract: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Liver: Anatomy & Physiology Module Liver: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Pancreas: Anatomy & Physiology Module Pancreas: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Prostate: Anatomy & Physiology Module Prostate: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Renal: Anatomy & Physiology Module Renal: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Scrotum: Anatomy & Physiology Module Scrotum: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Soft Tissue: Anatomy & Physiology Module Soft Tissue: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Spleen: Anatomy & Physiology Module Spleen: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Thyroid: Anatomy & Physiology Module Thyroid: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Aorta/IVC: Core Clinical Module Aorta/IVC: Core Clinical Module
Bladder: Core Clinical Module Bladder: Core Clinical Module
Intestinal/Biliary: Core Clinical Module Intestinal/Biliary: Core Clinical Module
Renal: Core Clinical Module Renal: Core Clinical Module
Soft Tissue: Core Clinical Module Soft Tissue: Core Clinical Module

Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) Examination

Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module
Female Pelvis: Anatomy & Physiology Module Female Pelvis: Anatomy & Physiology Module
OB/GYN: Core Clinical Module OB/GYN: Core Clinical Module
First-Trimester Pregnancy: Advanced Clinical Module First-Trimester Pregnancy: Advanced Clinical Module
Second- and Third-Trimester Pregnancy – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module Second- and Third-Trimester Pregnancy – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module
Second- and Third-Trimester Pregnancy – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module Second- and Third-Trimester Pregnancy – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module
GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Normal Uterus: Advanced Clinical Module GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Normal Uterus: Advanced Clinical Module
GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Abnormal Uterus – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Abnormal Uterus – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module
GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Abnormal Uterus – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Abnormal Uterus – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module
GYN Ultrasound Normal Adnexa: Advanced Clinical Module GYN Ultrasound Normal Adnexa: Advanced Clinical Module
GYN Ultrasound Nonmalignant Adnexal Conditions: Advanced Clinical Module GYN Ultrasound Nonmalignant Adnexal Conditions: Advanced Clinical Module
GYN Ultrasound Malignant Adnexal Conditions: Advanced Clinical Module GYN Ultrasound Malignant Adnexal Conditions: Advanced Clinical Module

Musculoskeletal Sonographer (MSKS) Examination

Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module
Introduction to MSK: Anatomy & Physiology Module Introduction to MSK: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Ankle: Anatomy & Physiology Module Ankle: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Elbow: Anatomy & Physiology Module Elbow: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Foot: Anatomy & Physiology Module Foot: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Hand & Finger: Anatomy & Physiology Module Hand & Finger: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Hip: Anatomy & Physiology Module Hip: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Knee: Anatomy & Physiology Module Knee: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Shoulder: Anatomy & Physiology Module Shoulder: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Soft Tissue: Anatomy & Physiology Module Soft Tissue: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Spine: Anatomy & Physiology Module Spine: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Wrist: Anatomy & Physiology Module Wrist: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Musculoskeletal: Core Clinical Module Musculoskeletal: Core Clinical Module
Soft Tissue: Core Clinical Module Soft Tissue: Core Clinical Module

Adult Echocardiography (AE) Examination

Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module
Aorta/IVC: Anatomy & Physiology Module Aorta/IVC: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Heart: Anatomy & Physiology Module Heart: Anatomy & Physiology Module
Aorta/IVC: Core Clinical Module Aorta/IVC: Core Clinical Module
Cardiology: Core Clinical Module Cardiology: Core Clinical Module
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part II: Advanced Clinical Module

Breast (BR) Examination

Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module Fundamentals of Ultrasound: Core Clinical Module
Breast: Anatomy & Physiology Module Breast: Anatomy & Physiology Module

Sample Course Outlines

Breast: Anatomy & Physiology Module

Breast: Anatomy & Physiology

  • Lesson: Introduction
    • Disclosure to Learners
    • Breast Ultrasound
    • Course Objectives
  • Lesson: Anatomy
    • Functional Anatomy
    • Anatomic Layers
    • Vasculature & Lymphatics
  • Lesson: Breast Physiology
    • Breast Physiology
    • Lactation Physiology
  • Lesson: Sonographic Anatomy
    • Sonographic Characteristics
    • Skin Layer
    • Subcutaneous Layer
    • Mammary Layer
    • Retromammary Layer
    • Age-Related Breast Changes
    • Normal Anatomical Variants
  • Lesson: Sonographic Technique
    • Transducer Selection & Settings
    • Patient Positioning
    • Scanning Patterns & Documentation
    • Quadrant Scanning Technique
    • Nipple-Alveolar Complex Scanning Technique
    • Axillary Tail Scanning Technique
    • Ultrasound Imaging Technique
    • Pearls & Pitfalls
  • Lesson: Summary
    • Course Summary
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) – Part I: Advanced Clinical Module

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) - Part II: Advanced Clinical Module

  • Lesson: Introduction
    • Introduction to Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
    • Course Objectives
    • Nomenclature
    • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Indications
    • Comprehensive Echocardiographic Examination
    • Indications for Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Lesson: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Ventricular Systole
    • Cardiac Diastole
    • Cardiac Valves
    • Left Heart vs. Right Heart
    • Aortic-Valve Anatomy
    • Mitral-Valve Anatomy
    • Tricuspid-Valve Anatomy
  • Lesson: Transducer Selection & Machine Settings
    • Transducer Selection
    • Doppler Controls
    • Flow-Velocity Measurement & ECG Gating
  • Lesson: Echocardiographic Technique
    • Echocardiographic Imaging Views
    • Aortic Valve: Parasternal Window
    • Apical Five-Chamber View
    • Aortic Valve: Apical Five-Chamber View
    • Apical Five-Chamber View: Imaging Technique
    • Apical Two-Chamber View
    • Apical Two-Chamber View: Imaging Technique
    • Apical Three-Chamber View
    • Aortic Valve: Apical Three-Chamber View
    • Apical Three-Chamber View: Imaging Technique
    • Apical Three-Chamber View: Flow Measurement
    • Right Ventricular Inflow View
    • Right Ventricular Inflow View: Imaging Technique
    • Right Ventricular Inflow View: Tricuspid Regurgitation
    • Right Ventricular Outflow View
    • Suprasternal-Notch Window
    • Suprasternal-Notch Window: Long-Axis View
    • Suprasternal-Notch Window: Long-Axis View Imaging Technique
    • Suprasternal-Notch Window: Imaging Tips
    • Assessment of Cardiac Chamber Size & Function
    • Left-Ventricular Volume & Ejection-Fraction Assessment
  • Lesson: Doppler Imaging
    • Color Doppler
    • Color Doppler Physics
    • Spectral Doppler Instruments
    • Spectral Doppler Time-Velocity Graph
    • Spectral Waveform
    • Spectral Doppler Time-Velocity Curve Morphology
    • Pulsed-Wave vs. Continuous-Wave Doppler
    • Spectral Doppler: Left Ventricular Outflow
    • Spectral Doppler: Left Ventricular Inflow
    • Spectral Doppler: Right Ventricular Outflow
    • Spectral Doppler: Right Ventricular Inflow
    • Color-Flow Doppler: Introduction
    • Color-Flow Doppler: Variance
    • Color-Flow Doppler: Imaging Recommendations
    • Color-Flow Doppler: Left and Right Ventricular Outflow
    • Color-Flow Doppler: Left and Right Ventricular Inflow
  • Lesson: Valvular Regurgitation
    • Background
    • Fluid Dynamics
    • Pathophysiology
    • Echocardiographic Examination
    • Color-Flow & Spectral Doppler Imaging
    • Color-Flow Doppler Imaging
    • Vena Contracta Width
    • Flow-Convergence Zone
    • Color Doppler Imaging Optimization
    • Pitfalls of Color-Flow Doppler Assessment
    • Planimetry
    • Chamber Size & Function
    • Cardiac-Chamber Analysis
    • Physiologic Valvular Regurgitation
    • Management
  • Lesson: Aortic Regurgitation
    • Background
    • Aortic Regurgitation: Pathophysiology
    • Aortic Regurgitation: Anatomic Inspection
    • Aortic Regurgitation: Doppler Examination
    • Aortic Regurgitation: Left-Ventricular Chamber Examination
    • Severity Classification: Mild Aortic Regurgitation
    • Severity Classification: Moderate-to-Severe Aortic Regurgitation
    • Holodiastolic Flow Reversal & Reverse Doming of the Mitral-Valve Leaflet
    • Severity Classification: M-Mode Imaging
    • Severity Classification of Aortic Regurgitation: Spectral Doppler Graph
    • Aortic Valve Replacement Criteria
  • Lesson: Mitral Regurgitation:
    • Background
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Classification
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Hemodynamics
    • Mitral-Valve Prolapse
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Role of Echocardiography
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Echocardiographic Examination
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Severity Classification
    • Severity Classification of Mitral Regurgitation: Vena Contracta Measurement
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Alternative Quantitative Techniques
    • Mitral Regurgitation: Management
  • Lesson: Tricuspid Regurgitation:
    • Background
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Etiology
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Echocardiographic Examination
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Imaging Windows
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Severity Classification
    • Physiologic Tricuspid Regurgitation
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Severity Classification
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Alternative Diagnostic Techniques
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Peak Pulmonary-Pressure Determination
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Right Atrial Pressure Estimation
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Inferior Vena Cava Imaging
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation: Management
  • Lesson: Pulmonic Regurgitation:
    • Background
    • Pulmonic Regurgitation: Echocardiographic Assessment
  • Lesson: Valvular Stenosis
    • Background
    • Fluid Dynamics
    • Normal Physiologic Findings
    • Management
  • Lesson: Aortic Stenosis:
    • Background
    • Aortic Stenosis: Etiology
    • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    • Aortic Stenosis: Physiology
    • Aortic Stenosis: Role of Echocardiography
    • Aortic Stenosis: Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination
    • Aortic Stenosis: Imaging & Measurement Techniques
    • Aortic Stenosis: Jet-Velocity Curve
    • Aortic Stenosis: Mean Transaortic Pressure Gradient
    • Aortic Stenosis: Valve Area
    • Aortic Stenosis: Chamber Size & Function
    • Aortic Stenosis: Imaging Tips & Pitfalls
    • Aortic Stenosis: Differential Diagnosis
    • Aortic Stenosis: Severity Classification
    • Aortic Stenosis: Clinical Implications
  • Lesson: Mitral Stenosis:
    • Background
    • Mitral Stenosis: Classification
    • Mitral Stenosis: Echocardiographic Examination
    • Mitral Stenosis: Severity Classification
    • Mitral Stenosis: Chamber Size & Function
    • Mitral Stenosis: Management
  • Lesson: Tricuspid Stenosis:
    • Background
    • Tricuspid Stenosis: Evaluation & Management
  • Lesson: Pulmonic Stenosis
    • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Lesson: Summary
    • Summary
GYN Ultrasound of Nonpregnant Normal Uterus: Advanced Clinical Module

GYN Ultrasound Normal Adnexa: Advanced Clinical Module

  • Lesson: Introduction
    • Introduction to Gynecologic Ultrasound of Normal Adnexa
    • Advantages of Ultrasound
  • Lesson: Adnexal Anatomy
    • Female Pelvis Anatomy: Coronal View
    • Female Pelvis Anatomy: Axial View
    • Ovary Histology
    • Ovary Dimensions
    • Fallopian Tubes
    • Reproductive-Tract Ligaments
    • Reproductive-Tract Vasculature
  • Lesson: Female Pelvis Physiology
    • Uterus Histophysiology
    • Histophysiology: Menstrual Cycle
    • Histophysiology: Ovarian Cycle
    • Nomenclature
    • Physiologic Free Fluid
  • Lesson: General Considerations
    • Overview
  • Lesson: Sonographic Imaging Techniques
    • Introduction to Adnexal Ultrasound
    • Imaging Techniques
    • Transabdominal Technique
    • Transvaginal Technique
  • Lesson: Sonographic Anatomy
    • Normal Ovary
    • Normal Ovary: Follicular Phase
    • Normal Ovary: Luteal Phase
    • Corpus Luteum
    • Ovary with Adjacent Free Fluid
    • Ovary & Internal Iliac (Hypogastric) Vein
    • Fallopian Tube
    • Broad Ligament
  • Lesson: Sonographic Examination
    • Evaluating the Ovary
    • Echogenic Foci within the Ovary
    • Ovary: Size & Location
    • Ovary: Power & Color-Flow Doppler Inspection
    • Ovary: Pulsed-Wave Doppler
    • Evaluating the Fallopian Tubes
    • Sonographic Examination of the Adnexa: Localization
    • Sonographic Examination of the Adnexa: Right Ovary
    • Sonographic Examination of the Adnexa: Left Ovary
    • Postmenopausal Ovary
  • Lesson: Case Studies
    • Common Adnexa Masses
    • Case Study: Normal Follicle
    • Case Study: Simple Ovarian Cyst
    • Case Study: Hemorrhagic Cyst
  • Lesson: Summary
    • Course Summary
Musculoskeletal: Core Clinical Module

Musculoskeletal: Core Clinical

  • Lesson: Introduction
    • Getting Started
    • Disclosure to Learners
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Course Objectives
    • General Principles
    • Ultrasound Terminology
    • Angle of Incidence
    • Anisotropic Artifact
  • Lesson: Anatomy
    • Anatomy Review
    • Soft Tissues
    • Skeletal Muscle
    • Ligaments & Tendons
    • Hard Tissues
    • Bone
    • Cartilage
  • Lesson: Sonographic Anatomy
    • Superficial Soft Tissues
    • Muscle: Long Axis
    • Muscle: Short Axis
    • Calf Muscles
    • Muscle Pathology: Muscle Rupture
    • Tendons
    • Anisotropy
    • Tendons
    • Dynamic Tendon Imaging
    • Tendon Pathology Nomenclature
    • Tendinosis
    • Tenosynovitis
    • Tendon Tear
    • Normal Bone
    • Bone: Cortical Fracture
    • Bone Fracture: Literature Review
    • Joints
    • Joints: Literature Review
  • Lesson: Sonographic Technique
    • Transducer Selection
    • Transducer Shape
    • Transducer Length
    • Transducer Orientation
    • Orthogonal Scanning Plane
    • Bone Imaging
    • Muscle Imaging: Short Axis
    • Muscle Imaging: Long Axis
    • Tendon Imaging
    • Partial Tendon Tear
    • Complete Tendon Rupture
    • Joint Imaging
    • Shoulder Dislocation Evaluation
    • Hip Joint Imaging
    • Hip Joint Effusion Imaging
    • Arthrocentesis: Elbow
    • Arthrocentesis: Knee
  • Lesson: Imaging Tips & Pitfalls
    • Waterbath & Standoff Pad
    • Waterbath
    • Imaging Tips
  • Lesson: Case Studies
    • Thigh Hematoma
    • Prominent Psoas
    • Psoas Hematoma
    • Calf Hematoma
    • Calf Foreign Body
    • Achilles Rupture
    • Wrist Tenosynovitis
    • Normal Left Shoulder
    • Right Shoulder Dislocation
    • Hip Effusion
    • Hemarthrosis of Hip
    • Olecranon Bursitis
    • Knee Effusion
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Intertrochanteric Fracture
    • Hip Pain Status Post Fall
    • Right Femur Deformity Status Post MCA
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Fractured Ulna
    • Radial Shaft Fracture
    • Rib Fracture
    • Sternal Fracture
    • Fracture Reduction
    • Fracture Post-Reduction
  • Lesson: Summary
    • Course Summary
Renal: Core Clinical Module

Renal: Core Clinical Module

  • Lesson: Introduction
    • Disclosure to Learners
    • Renal Ultrasound
    • Course Objectives
  • Anatomy
    • Normal Renal Anatomy
    • Renal Parenchyma
    • Renal Hilum
    • Ureters
    • Bladder Anatomy
    • Anterior & Posterior Potential Spaces
  • Sonographic Anatomy
    • Sonographic Renal Anatomy
    • Sonographic Bladder Anatomy
  • Transducer Selection
    • Transducer Selection
  • Renal Imaging
    • Imaging the Right Kidney
    • Long-Axis imaging Technique
    • Short-Axis Imaging Technique
    • Imaging the Left Kidney
  • Bladder Imaging
    • Bladder Imaging
    • Imaging Technique
    • Ureteral Jet Imaging
  • Obstructive Uropathy
    • Obstructive Uropathy
    • Mild Hydronephrosis
    • Moderate Hydronephrosis
    • Severe Hydronephrosis
  • Case Studies
    • Case Study One: Flank Pain & Nephrostomy Tube
    • False-Positive Hydronephrosis
    • Case Study Two: False Positive Hydronephrosis
    • Obstructive Uropathy Imaging
    • Degree of Hydronephrosis in Relation to Renal Stone Size
    • Detecting Hydronephrosis: A Comparison of Ultrasound with CT and IVP
    • Renal Calculus Sonography
    • Ureteral Calculus Sonography
    • Case Study Three: Recurrent Ureteral Colic
    • Renal Masses
    • Simple Renal Cysts
    • Multiple Renal Cysts
    • Renal Cysts
    • Case Study Four: Unexpected Pathology
    • Polycystic Renal Disease
    • Case Study Five: Fatigue and Flank Pain
    • Case Study Six: Flank Pain and Coumadin
    • Renal Tumors
    • Case Study Seven: Suspected Renal Colic
  • Summary
    • Pearls and Pitfalls
    • Course Summary

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