Medical Sonography

The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures.

Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, and abdominal, introductory vascular and obstetrical/gynecological sonography.  Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals, and educational institutions.

Clinics
Physicians’ Offices
Mobile Services
Hospitals
Educational Institutions

Introduction to Sonography
Sonographic Physics
Selected SON Clinical Ed
SON Clinical Education I, II, III, and IV
Abdominal Sonography I and II
Gynecological Sonography
Case Studies
Obstetrical Sonography I and II
Vascular Sonography
Sonographic Topics

Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Students will provide basic patient care and comfort following legal, ethical, and professional guidelines.
Students will perform sonographic examinations recognizing and identifying the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures.
Students will perform sonographic examinations recognizing, evaluating, and appropriately documenting sonographic appearance of disease processes, pathology, and pathophysiology.
Students will demonstrate proper application of sonographic instrumentation relative to imaging and image quality.
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interaction between ultrasound and tissue and the probability of biological effects in clinical examinations.
Students will identify the fundamental elements for implementing a quality assurance and improvement program, and the policies, protocols, and procedures for the general function of the ultrasound laboratory.
Students will practice safe patient care and ergonomically correct scanning techniques.
Students will understand the role of the sonographer in performing interventional/invasive procedures.
Students will prepare for the SPI, AB, and OB/GYN credentialing exams.

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Sonography