Medical Imaging – Ultrasonography

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Diagnostic medical sonographers use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body to acquire diagnostic images. The sonographer uses his or her trained eye to distinguish normal from abnormal anatomy. It is the sonographer’s responsibility to obtain quality images and measurements to aid the radiologist in diagnosis.

Degree Details

Offered as: Associate, Bachelor

Optional  Specializations
  • Vascular Ultrasonography Specialization

Program Description  Radiography Courses  DMS Courses

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In addition to actually performing the ultrasound scan, sonographers may also be responsible for obtaining patient history and updating their records, preparing and transporting patients, assisting physicians in procedures, adjusting and maintaining equipment.

Mount Aloysius College graduates will:

  • Become a respected member of a healthcare team.
  • Enjoy technological advances in state of the art equipment.
  • Provide excellent care to patients, and aid in diagnosis.
  • Specialize in a variety of ultrasound examinations.

Ultrasonographers are respected members of diagnostic medicine. They work closely with physicians and other imaging modalities to provide the highest level of patient care. The field of diagnostic medical sonography has many opportunities for registered sonographers who are willing to become dedicated members of a health care team. Ever evolving ultrasound equipment means the field is constantly changing, which ensures the continuation of job availability.

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

Student Success


Attrition: 55%
Job Placement: 80%
Credential Success: 100%


Attrition: 20%
Job Placement: 75%
Credential Success: 0%


Attrition: 38%
Job Placement: 80%
Credential Success: 66%


Attrition: 22%
Job Placement: 86%
Credential Success: 100%


Attrition: 56%
Job Placement: 57%
Credential Success: 50%

Student Success Profile

“Since graduation I have accomplished many of my career goals! I am ARDMS registered in Abdomen, OB/GYN, & Fetal Echocardiography (RDCS). I am also registered through the ARRT in sonography and the NTQR in nuchal translucency and nasal bone. My education and clinical experience from Mount Aloysius has opened many doors in my career. I was hired at my clinical site after graduation, which made my transition fairly simple. I have since worked at several well-known perinatologists’ offices and I’m currently enrolled for my Master’s degree in Health Sciences.” Megan Gresh

Meet Our Department!

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

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