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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program


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Medical Imaging Technologies prepares students to work as technologists in individual areas of study, such as Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

A diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis.

Sonographers have extensive, direct patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill.

The professional responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • obtaining and recording an accurate patient history
  • performing diagnostic procedures and obtaining diagnostic images
  • analyzing technical information
  • using independent judgement in recognizing the need to extend the scope of the procedure according to the diagnostic findings
  • providing an oral or written summary of the technical findings to the physician for medical diagnosis
  • providing quality patient care
  • collaborating with physicians and other members of the health care team.

Offered on the Toledo-area campus, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offers students a combination of didactic instruction with practical application of knowledge and skills in affiliating hospitals.

Graduates must take and pass a national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Passing of this examination credentials graduates as Sonographers.

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