Melissa Klug, BS, RDMS (AB,OB/GYN), RVTClinical Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Clinical Coordinator
- Sonography of the Peripheral Vascular System
- Sonography of the Cerebral Vascular System
- Sonography of the Abdominal Vasculature
Interests & Expertise
Melissa Klug has many years of experience of the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Her experiences in both hospital and clinic settings have given her a wealth of knowledge to share with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program students.
Specific interests include teaching vascular sonography classes, and providing clinical instruction in a practice environment. She wants to prepare her students to go out into the workforce as confident and competent sonographers.
- American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
- Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
BMS 450 Vascular Sonography I-PV
Peripheral Vascular direct and indirect arterial and venous, normal and abnormal will be discussed. Students will become familiar with the clinical symptoms and specific ultrasound protocols for normal and abnormal cases associated with peripheral vascular disease.
BMS 451 Vascular Sonography II-CV
Hemodynamics and cerebrovascular anatomy, normal and abnormal will be discussed. Students will become familiar with the clinical symptoms and specific ultrasound protocols for normal and abnormal cases associated with cerebrovascular disease.
BMS 455 Vascular Sonography III-Abdomen
A review of hemodynamics, abdominal, penile, and transplant organ Doppler, and vascular statistics will be discussed. Students will become familiar with the clinical symptoms and specific ultrasound protocols for normal and abnormal cases associated with vascular disease involving the above areas of interest.
BMS 323 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation
The purpose of this course is to enable students to become familiar with the physical principles governing the of medical ultrasound equipment. Emphases will be on diagnostic imaging systems, but students also will become acquainted with therapeutic devices, including shock wave as well as thermal delivery systems. Basic principles of acoustic transmission and reflection in tissues are covered at an elementary level. Design and performance of transducers, pulse-echo imaging equipment, Doppler and color flow equipment and physical therapy systems are emphasized. The physics leading to image artifacts is described, as are methods for evaluating performance of ultrasound devices. Finally, acoustical exposure measurements and levels from diagnostic equipment are discussed, as well as biological effects and risk.