Hamad Ghazle Headshot

Hamad Ghazle

Director Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Institute of Health Sciences and Technology

585-475-2241
Office Location

Hamad Ghazle

Director Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Institute of Health Sciences and Technology

Education

BS, RDMS, RVT, APS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Ed.D., University of Rochester

Bio

A professor and director of RIT’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program with over 25 years in clinical and academic sonography. * Is the President of the Rochester Ultrasound Society, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound Technology & Education (JCUTE). Has served on the SDMS Board of Directors, the SDMS Government Relations Committee, the SDMS Educators and Continuing Medical Education Review Committee and the SDMS Western Upstate NY Representative, the Editorial Board of the national Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), the SDMS-AAOS Writing Panel on Pediatric Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants, the RIT Strategic Planning Steering Committee, University Council, Treasurer and Operations Officer of the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate and numerous University committees. Has received the 2018 Edwina Award for Diversity and Inclusion, the 2017 RITExcellence in Student Life Mentor Award, the2014 Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Distinguished Educator Award, the 2002 RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 2002 RIT Student Affairs Award for Promoting Learning outside the Classroom, the RIT Development and Alumni Relations Recognition and Commendation for Extraordinary Service Award and the RIT Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society Mentor Award and the University of Rochester Medical Center Gold ICARE Star Award for providing high-quality patient care. Dr. Ghazle was included in the 2009 Edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in America. Has been named one of the “25 Top Professors of Sonography” on medicaltechnologyschools.com based on his active teaching, publications, leadership in the sonography community and professional involvement. Has delivered the keynote speeches at the 2006, 2002 and 2001 RIT Convocations and Orientation ceremonies and many professional presentations nationally and internationally. Has authored or coauthored many papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Has established various partnerships with industry and medical institutions nationally and internationally. Has secured grant funding and ultrasound equipment donations. 

585-475-2241

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

DMSO-460
3 Credits
Speaking, writing, and researching skills are explored. Methods of basic research, developing writing strategies, and oral presentations are stressed. Students develop or critique a research project and prepare a written document following common publishing guidelines in addition to making oral presentations. Additionally, candidates prepare a complete plan for an ultrasound department as if they had been hired to establish a new department in a hospital setting. The candidates work together to develop the physical facilities, administrative, and financial aspects of a department.
DMSO-414
3 Credits
This course provides knowledge of general vascular evaluation with an emphasis on the Sonographic approach. Two-dimensional real-time imaging and Doppler techniques are presented as well as a discussion of other imaging modalities and their use in vascular evaluation. Performance of examinations on laboratory equipment is stressed.
MEDS-280
1 - 3 Credits
This course provides students the opportunity to learn by teaching, as they assist the laboratory instructor in facilitating student learning.
DMSO-457
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of Abdominal and Small Parts Sonography I (DMSO-456). Laboratory simulation and classroom instruction are used to develop the practical skills and clinical knowledge necessary to perform basic and advanced abdominal and small parts examinations utilizing ultrasound. High-quality image production, recognition of normal abdominal structures and basic and advanced pathologic states are stressed. Examination protocols, review of anatomy, film reading and use of other scanning techniques are addressed.
DMSO-453
3 Credits
This course provides the information necessary to perform basic and advanced gynecologic Sonographic examinations. Examination strategies for various procedures are explored, as well as the integration of ultrasound into established clinical practices.
DMSO-570
7 Credits
This course prepares the student for application of classroom knowledge to the practice of ultrasound by means of a clinical internship. Performing basic general ultrasound examinations in the areas of abdomen, small parts, obstetrics, gynecology and basic peripheral vascular in both the laboratory and clinical settings is stressed. Nursing procedures, ethical issues, and medico-legal considerations are also discussed as they relate to the practice of ultrasound examinations. This is an internship course.
DMSO-452
3 Credits
This course provides the ultrasound candidate with the knowledge necessary to perform obstetrical examinations. High-quality image production, recognition of normal structures, and basic pathologic states are stressed. Examination protocols, review of specific anatomy and pathology, film reading, and use of other imaging techniques are also addressed.
DMSO-309
3 Credits
This course addresses how the principles of ultrasound physics are directly applied to the use of ultrasound instrumentation in medical imaging. Transducers, signal production, memory systems, data display, manipulation of controls, and artifacts, are discussed. Throughout the course, the student will integrate previous knowledge of anatomy with ultrasound physics and instrumentation.
DMSO-456
3 Credits
Laboratory simulation and classroom instruction are used to develop practical skills and clinical knowledge necessary to perform basic abdominal and small parts examinations utilizing ultrasound equipment. High-quality image production, recognition of normal abdominal structures and basic pathologic states are stressed. Examination protocols, review of anatomy, film reading, and use of other scanning techniques are addressed.
DMSO-312
3 Credits
This course covers basic sectional anatomy of the abdomen, pelvis, fetus and small parts, building on the basic knowledge of anatomy. This course prepares the student to recognize sectional anatomy of major human structures, especially as they relate to medical imaging techniques. Lectures are augmented with exercises using prepared human sections, organ modeling, and diagnostic imaging units.
DMSO-301
3 Credits
The course provides students with hands-on experience by performing basic and general abdominal, small parts, obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound examinations. Sonographic examination protocols and techniques, review and recognition of normal anatomic structures, high quality image production, and image interpretation are stressed.
DMSO-454
3 Credits
This course provides information necessary to perform more sophisticated obstetrical procedures utilizing ultrasound equipment. Examination strategies for various procedures are explored as well as the integration of ultrasound into established clinical practices.
DMSO-571
5 Credits
This course provides the final development of ultrasound examination skills by means of clinical internship. The candidate is expected to perform basic and advanced general ultrasound examinations in the areas of abdomen, small parts, obstetrics, gynecology and peripheral ultrasound examinations with no assistance by the end of this course. This is an internship course.
DMSO-310
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of Sonography Physics and Instrumentation I (DMSO-309). It provides a foundation of the basic physical principles of ultrasound and the fundamentals of fluid dynamics, Doppler physics including color, power, and spectral Doppler, quality control, Doppler artifacts, and biological effects. Students will learn to integrate previous knowledge of anatomy, ultrasound physics and instrumentation with Doppler skills and techniques. Development of scanning techniques, use of instrument controls, and production of high quality diagnostic images utilizing laboratory equipment are stressed.
DMSO-302
3 Credits
The course is a continuation of Sonographic Scanning Skills and Techniques I (DMSO- 301). The course provides students with further hands-on opportunities to perform advanced abdominal and OB/GYN, peripheral vascular (upper and lower) and carotid Doppler examinations including color flow. Ultrasound examination protocols and techniques, review and recognition of normal anatomic structures, high quality image production, Doppler and color flow optimization and image interpretation are stressed.
MEDS-299
1 - 4 Credits
This course will provide students the opportunity for independent study in a topic of strong interest.

Latest News

  • April 1, 2019

    Man wearing purple button-up shirt and tie sits at desk.

    Faculty Profile: Hamad Ghazle ’88

    Hamad Ghazle left war-torn Lebanon on a scholarship to Georgetown University in the 1980s. Within a year, he transferred to RIT to study ultrasound. He graduated with his BS in 1988 and returned in 1994 to lead the program. Since then, Ghazle has graduated hundreds of sonography students, helping them navigate the profession that means so much to him.

  • March 30, 2019

    Sonographer takes images of pregnant woman's belly.

    Career: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    In Good Health talks to Chelsea Pino '06 (diagnostic medical sonography), sonographer with University of Rochester Medical Center, and Hamad Ghazle, professor and director of RIT's diagnostic medical sonography program.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Ghazle, Hamas and T Apeland. "Epidermoid Cyst of the Testis: Sonographic Characteristic Appearance." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. (2018): N/A. Web.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Congenital Intrahepatic Portosystemic Venous Shunt With an Associated Aneurysm: Sonographic Diagnosis." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 33. 4 (2017): 304-309. Print.
Ghazle, Hamad and S. Bollinger. "Congenital Intrahepatic Portosystemic Venous Shunt with an Associated Aneurysm: Sonographic Diagnosis." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. (2017): 304-309. Web.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Diagnosis of Antley-Bixler PORD-Type Syndrome." Sonographic Diagnosis of Antley-Bixler PORD-Type Syndrome 31. 2 (2015): 93-98. Print.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Diagnosis of Antley-Bixler PORD-Type Syndrome." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 8756479314549583 (2014): 1-6. Web.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Acute Testicular Pain." The Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology 3. 4 (2014): 25-28. Print.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Larsen Syndrome: Sonographic Findings." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 28. 5 (2012): 240-244. Print.
Ghazle, Hamad and Shweta Bhatt. "Testicular Sarcoidosis: Sonographic Findings." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 27. 3 (2011): 126-130. Print.
Ghazle, Hamad, Prajna Chopra, and Shweta Bhatt. "Prenatal Diagnosis of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome by 2D and 3D Sonography." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 27. 4 (2011): 171-175. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ghazle, Hamad. "Adnexal Cystic Masses: Sonographic Evaluation, Characterization and Differentiation." 2017 SDMS Annual Conference. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. SDMS. Dallas, TX. 14 Oct. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Characterization of Adnexal Masses." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2017. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 4 Nov. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Evaluation of the Pediatric Hip." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2017. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 4 Nov. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Characterization of Adnexal Masses." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2017. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester. Rochester, NY. 1 Sep. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Evaluation of the Pediatric Hip." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2017. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 1 Sep. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Adnexal Cystic Masses: Sonographic Evaluation, Characterization and Differentiation." 2017 SDMS Annual Conference. Society Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Dallas, TX. 1 Oct. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Understanding and Interpretation of the Spectral Doppler Waveforms of the Neck and Extremities." 2017 SDMS Annual Conference. Society Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Dallas, TX. 1 Oct. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonography of the Pediatric Spine." Auburn Community Hospital. Auburn Community Hospital. Auburn, NY. 15 Oct. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad and Brian Coley. "Emergent Pediatric Ultrasound." Webinar Series. AIUM/SDMS. Web, On Line. 1 Jun. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Pediatric Hip Dysplasia: Techniques & Sonographic Findings." F.F. Thompson Hospital. Thompson Hospital. Canandaigua, NY. 1 May 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Overcoming Angle Dependence in Doppler Ultrasound." Arab Health. United Arab Emirates. Dubai, Dubai. 30 Jan. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Spectral Doppler Signature Waveforms Explained." Arab Health. United Arab Emirates. Dubai, Dubai. 30 Jan. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2016." Pediatric Gastrointestinal Emergencies & Beyond. Rochester Ultrasound Society Conference. Rochester, NY. 15 Nov. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Complications of Renal Transplantation." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2016. Rochester Ultrasound Society Conference. Rochester, NY. 16 Nov. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Ultrasonography in Pediatric Emergencies." 2016 SDMS Annual Conference. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Orlando, Fl. 15 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "The Role of Sonography in Renal Transplantation." 2016 SDMS Annual Conference. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Orlando, Fl. 15 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Biliary Dilatation Versus Catheter Induced Cholangitis." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2015 . Rochester Ultrasound Society Conference. Rochester Ultrasound Society and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 21 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Adnexal Masses & Differentials." Rochester Ultrasound Society Conference. " Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2015. Rochester Ultrasound Society and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, New York. 21 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Hands-on How to Do the Biopsy." 2015 AIUM Annual Convention. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Orlando, Florida. 21 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Biopsies Made Easy With Sonographic Guidance." 2014 Annual Convention. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Las Vegas, NV. 1 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Hands-on How to Do the Biopsy." 2014 Annual Convention. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Las Vegas, NV. 1 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "The Acute Scrotum." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2014. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 1 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Ultrasound Cases: Mind Teasers." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2014. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 1 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonographic Evaluation of Normal Breast." Sonographic Recognition & Interpretation 2013. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 3 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Understanding Ultrasound Tissue Harmonics." Diagnostic Radiology Conference. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 3 Apr. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Stent-Induced Cholangitis Mimicking Biliary Dilatation." 2012 Annual Convention- Abdominal Ultrasound: General, Neck, and Tissue Characterization. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Phoenix, AZ. 31 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Ghazle, Hamad. "Sonography Role in Pre- and Post-Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts." Daily Practice Hot Topics: Sonographic Recognition & Interepretation. Rochester Ultrasound Society. Rochester, NY. 3 Nov. 2012. Guest Lecture.
Published Article
Ghazle, Hamad, and M. Abu-Yousef. “Stent-Induced Cholangitis Mimicking Biliary Dilatation on Sonography.” Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 26.4 (2010): 178-182. Print. «
Pino, Chelsea, H. Ghazle, S. Bhatt, and V. Dogra. “Schwannoma of the Tibial Nerve.”Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography,26.4 (2010): 205-208. Print. † «
Formal Presentation
Ghazle, H. “Academic Senates and Governance”. Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education. American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Washington, DC. June 2010. Presentation.
Ghazle, H.”Ultrasound Harmonics ImagingTechniques.” Rochester Vascular 2010:What’s New in Vascular Medicine, Surgery, and Interventional Care Conference. Rochester, NY. May 2010. Presentation.
Ghazle, H. “Here are Some TIPS: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt Pre and post-procedureimaging tips.” Rochester Vascular 2010: What’s New in Vascular Medicine, Surgery, and Interventional Care Conference. Rochester, NY. May 2010. Presentation.