Degrees type: Associate, Bachelor

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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:

  • superficial structures
  • the abdomen
  • gynecology, and
  • obstetric sonography.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Mount Aloysius College is designed to prepare students with the ability to perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations required of an entry-level general sonographer. Throughout the length of the program, students will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology and pathology of scanned organ systems, recognize different sonographic patterns, and provide accurate and technical clinical presentations to an interpreting radiologist.

Degree Options

A bachelor degree in ultrasonography can open doors for supervisor, management, and teaching opportunities. Students complete one year of general education credits prior to starting the program. This helps orient students to the college setting and prepares them for upper level college courses. The last year is clinical rotation.

Students complete general ed courses during the first year, which is unique to this degree option.

Students complete an associate degree in ultrasonography first, graduate, then complete their bachelor-level courses. This allows students to work in the field of sonography while completing their bachelor courses. The last year of this path can be completed online while working.

An associate degree is entry-level for sonographers. This path prepares students for AB, BR, and OB/GYN sonographic specialities.

This path allows students to dual-certify in radiography and ultrasonography. Receive your associate degree in radiography first, then return for your bachelor degree in ultrasonography. This gives students a leg up, especially in smaller hospitals or imaging centers that prefer their employees to perform more than one job.

No need to decide which degree option you want to study now! Our admissions counselors will walk you through each path to find the best fit for you.

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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

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