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.
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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.
- 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.
This program is accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).
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 '08
Meet the Medical Imaging – Ultrasonography Department!
Instructor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Instructor in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Clinical Instructor, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences/Chairperson Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Program
Assistant Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Instructor Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences