Diagnostic medical sonography or ultrasound technology programs typically lead to an associate's or a bachelor's degree. They typically prepare graduates for entry-level medical jobs. Notable programs can be found at Newman University, the University of Oklahoma, Seattle University, and Bryan College of Health Sciences. Each of these programs is wide-ranging, providing comprehensive training so graduates are well prepared for registration and certification exams. Also, at some of these schools, students have the opportunity to specialize their studies in a particular area of expertise within the field.
Newman University in Wichita, KS
Newman University in Wichita, KS, will ready students for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exams. In the Bachelor of Science in Sonography program, students use diagnostic ultrasound techniques to examine the abdominal, cardiac, and vascular parts of patients' bodies. Graduates are eligible for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exam. Once employed, they work under the supervision of medical doctors or osteopathic physicians. An Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology is also offered, in addition to a program in CT Certification.
University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK
|School Highlight: The university's College of Allied Health houses four health clinics.|
The university offers a B.S. in Sonography and a B.S. in Radiography. There is also a B.S. in Radiation Therapy. An A B.A. in Radiation Sciences can be completed online in 18 months.
Seattle University in Seattle, WA
|School Highlight: The diagnostic ultrasound program at this school has acquired accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.|
Through the university's Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound in its College of Science and Engineering, undergraduates can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Ultrasound. Once enrolled, students take courses in the basic sciences and liberal arts and have access to a wide range of ultrasound specialties.
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Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, NE
|School Highlight: The school offers two sonography degrees.|
Bryan College of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and a B.S. in Adult Cardiac and Vascular Sonography. The diagnostic medical sonography program focuses on the use of ultrasound to diagnose health conditions and requires classroom coursework, labs, and clinical hours. Students may also choose a minor in vascular sonography. The adult cardiac and vascular sonography double major requires similar coursework, but emphasizes the diagnosis of adults with cardiovascular conditions.
Top Ultrasound and Sonography Programs
Strong programs are also available at these schools.
|Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science||Offers an associate's degree in Radiologic Technology||Los Angeles, CA|
|Columbia Basin University||Offers an associate's degree program in diagnostic ultrasound||Pasco, WA|
|Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences||Offers associate's and online bachelor's degree programs in diagnostic medical sonography||Orlando, FL|
|Kettering College of Medical Arts||Offers a bachelor's degree program in diagnostic medical sonography||Kettering, OH|
|Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences||Offers an associate's degree in sonography||Lancaster, PA|
|Mercy College of Health Sciences||Offers an associate's degree program in sonography||Des Moines, IA|
For students who want to pursue jobs in ultrasound and sonography technology, there are health-focused schools and four-year universities that offer the necessary academic coursework and clinical experience necessary for certification.