The Sonography Program provides students with academic study, laboratory and clinical experience. The clinical experience affiliates the students with facilities located within the five-state region and beyond during the clinical ultrasound internship courses. Sonography students receive comprehensive training and experience performing scanning procedures in abdominal, superficial structures, gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound. Students also receive training and experience in vascular ultrasound procedures. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers perform and analyze ultrasound images through the use of high frequency sound waves in a variety of medical settings.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national registry exams in Ultrasound Physics, Abdominal Ultrasound, and Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound following American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) prerequisite guidelines. This program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates of this program will be able to obtain, review and integrate pertinent and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results, analyze and process anatomic, pathologic and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician.
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