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Medical Imaging – Ultrasonography

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Degree Details

Offered as: Associate, Bachelor

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy technological advances with state-of-the-art equipment and labs
  • Specialize in a variety of ultrasound examinations
  • Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Why Study Medical Imaging Ultrasonography at Mount Aloysius College?

The Mount Aloysius College Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department offers students Medical Imaging Ultrasonography degrees in either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program.  The Associate’s program focuses on the study of the physics, the abdomen, and obstetrics. Bachelor’s students may opt to specialize on cerebrovascular sonography, abdominal and pelvic vaculature or upper and lower extremity vasculature.

Both programs help students advance their careers through a balance of liberal arts and technical coursework. Bachelor’s students will be exposed to study in the business and management of medical imaging in various healthcare settings.

Throughout Mount Aloysius students benefit from small class sizes, the close support of committed faculty, and a welcoming learning community. Mount Aloysius offers students a values-oriented and competency-based education, great opportunities for community service, and an overall college experience that fosters personal and, ultimately, professional growth.

What do Medical Imaging Ultrasonographers do?

Ultrasound professionals help assess patients using modern imaging modalities to obtain useful images of internal organs. These images help their clinical partners, physicians and others diagnose and treat patients. They may specialize in obstetric and gynecologic, abdominal, breast, vascular or cardiac sonography.

Possible Careers:

The field of the Medical Imagists continues to expend. These healthcare professionals benefit from a variety of clinical setting in which to practice. A few include:

  • State, local and private hospitals
  • Physicians offices
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

The demand for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is expected to rise 26% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 16,000 jobs.*

The average median wage for an Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the state of Pennsylvania is $64,730.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Who will teach me?

The Medical Imaging Ultrasonography program is comprised of full-time faculty who hold Doctoral or Master’s degrees in their respective disciplines.  Bringing their varied backgrounds into the classroom, students are provided extensive knowledge as they are trained to be a Medical Imaging Ultrasonographer.

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Accreditation

The Associates Degree is accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).

Student Success

2011

Attrition: 55%

Job Placement: 80%

Credential Success: 100%

2012

Attrition: 20%

Job Placement: 75%

Credential Success: 0%

2013

Attrition: 38%

Job Placement: 80%

Credential Success: 66%

2014

Attrition: 22%

Job Placement: 86%

Credential Success: 100%

2015

Attrition: 0%

Job Placement: 75%

Credential Success: 87%

2016

Attrition: 56%

Job Placement: 86%

Credential Success: 80%

Mountie Insight

"Hospitals are looking for Mount Aloysius graduates. They think very highly of our education."

Stephanie Almasy

CT Operator, Johns Hopkins | Class of '16

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Meet Our Department!

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Jeanine Farabaugh
Secretary - Health Studies
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Felicia Holliday
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
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Sharon Miller
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
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Helen Ritchey
Clinical Instructor, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
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Paula Scaramozzino
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences/Chairperson Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Program
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Brittany Smithmyer
Assistant Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Instructor Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
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Andrea Gutmann
Program Director/ Instructor, Ultrasonography Program
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Rebecca Hickman
Instructor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences