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Ultrasound Echocardiography Sonography: Previous class agenda

This guide has been designed to assist students enrolled in RIT's Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Program including the DMSO 460 Admin & Res in Sonography course.. Students should periodically check this guide for course assignment resource

Class Agenda



Focus on PICO method for framing your search, database searches, how to use IDS interlibrary loan, GoogleScholar, adding citations into Zotero and word .

Suggested sources:

  1. Pubmed: Systematic Reviews, Random controlled trials(RCT), reviews 
  2. GoogleScholar: use keywords with "systematic reviews" or "Random controlled trials",RCT 
  3. Uptodate: background info for your introduction or summary., take a look at the journal article references
  4. Web of Science (most cited research/paper/author)


Best type of articles when available.: Original research (primary source) article, Systematic review or  Review article or, Random control trials

  • Use of the MORE APP or DOI when requesting fulltext journals, similar articles reminders


Correale M, Ieva R, Manuppelli V, Rinaldi A, Di Biase M. Controversies in echocardiography: 2D vs 3D vs 4D. Minerva Cardioangiol. 2009;57(4):443-455.


  • Blanke P, Leipsic JA, Popma JJ, et al. Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Leaflet Thickening in the Evolut Low Risk Sub-Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020;75(19):2430-2442. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2020.03.022


Randomized Controlled Trial example 

. 2020 May 19;75(19):2430-2442. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.03.022. Epub 2020 Mar 28.


WEB OF SCIENCE database example:  Author and Database supplied keywords

  • Clinical and cost-effectiveness of left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation for people with end-stage heart failure: a systematic review and economic evaluation Clegg, AJ (Clegg, Andrew J.) ................

doi 10.1093/eurheartj/ehi857

2 types of Keywords provided.



Emidec: A Database Usable for the Automatic Evaluation of Myocardial Infarction from Delayed-Enhancement Cardiac MRI


Lalande, A (Lalande, Alain)
document Type
Article; Data Paper  2020, 5, 89. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/data5040089


Use Zoom's chat or Hand to get my attention.


At library.rit.edu :

  1. Key points: Information resources at RIT , after RIT and in your work place/career
  2. Library databases  (free and subscription)
  3. Library Service IDS - Need to register in order to order free full text articles
  4. Citing demo with Google Scholar, databases
  5. Then view Zotero tutorials https://infoguides.rit.edu/zotero/tutorials


 Assistance at CBT 2nd floor office, appointment calendar: https://rit.libcal.com/appointments?u=60948




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