Diagnostic Medical Sonography involves the use of high frequency sound waves to provide anatomical and pathological images for interpretation by a physician. Among a sonographer’s duties are obtaining and reviewing a patient’s medical history and clinical data, recording and processing sonographic images, providing patient education related to medical ultrasound and promoting the principles of good health.
A Sonographer works in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, offices, clinics. As such, a Sonographer, is responsible for appropriate and quality patient care. At all times, a Sonographer displays and maintains all work ethics in accordance with the standards as established by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
This program’s emphasis will be on a General Track which includes the following learning concentrations Abdominal, and Obstetrical and Gynecological. The program is completed within 21 months of acceptance into the program. The program requires the following:
- Assignment to a cohort of approximately 20 students every Fall semester with full time attendance throughout the program to include summer enrollment.
- Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of sonographic procedures. Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated.
- All students must be able to meet the clinical and classroom schedules.
- Special Tuition Fee of $3150 ($1400/Fall & Spring and $350/Summer)
Upon completion of this program, the graduate must successfully complete the certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists with a specialty in Sonography; ARRT (S) to work as a Sonographer.