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

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Why Study Medical Imaging Ultrasonography at Mount Aloysius College?

Mount Aloysius College offers a Medical Imaging Ultrasonography degree as an Associate or Bachelor’s. This gives each student the choice to decide when he or she will enter the workforce and at what level.

What do Medical Imaging Ultrasonographers do?

Ultrasound technicians use special equipment to take images of internal organs, then they use this information to help doctors diagnose and treat patients. They may specialize in obstetric and gynecologic, abdominal, breast, vascular or cardiac sonography.

Possible Careers:

Medical Imagists have a plethora of possible job locations. A few include:

  • State, local and private hospitals
  • Offices of physicians
  • 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%



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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