Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

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Our next DMS class begins June 13, 2022 and you can be part of it.

Get to Know our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Why Choose ICH’s Ultrasound Technology Program?

  • Hybrid program combining online coursework and hands-on training
  • Achievable in as few as 101 weeks
  • Flexible schedules – work while you attend school!
  • Dedicated, professional faculty
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

At Integrity College of Health, our Digital Medical Sonography (Ultrasound Technician) program is designed to prepare students to enter this fast-growing sector of the healthcare industry. Also known as Ultrasound Technicians, Digital Medical Sonographers are trained medical professionals who use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into a patient’s body. Using sophisticated equipment, Ultrasound Technicians produce images of internal organs, soft tissue, and blood vessels, as well as observe developing fetuses in the womb. In this 101-week program, students learn to use specialized equipment and are prepared for immediate entry-level positions in the field through a combination of coursework, clinical labs, and access to the innovative SonoSim training technology. Students also receive real-world on-the-job experience through an Externship.

Students in the Ultrasound Technician program learn how to:

  • Verify patient history and health status
  • Operate ultrasound equipment, record and analyze findings in real time during the exam, and communicate findings with interpreting and referring physicians
  • Select and capture the best images, take measurements and make calculations
  • Evaluate tests and images relating to a patient’s condition
  • Communicate with patients and physicians as needed
  • Consult with medical professionals on patient results

Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Ultrasound Technician diploma, and are prepared to immediately enter into entry-level positions in the field.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects increasing growth in the Ultrasound Technology field as sonography becomes an increasingly attractive alternative to radiological procedures. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the field of ultrasound technology will grow at a rate of 13% annually through 2030, faster than the average occupation growth. Many ultrasound technicians/digital medical sonographers find positions in public and private hospitals; others work in private practices, physician offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories and outpatient care centers. As an ultrasound technician, you may choose to specialize in a particular area, including Obstetric and Gynecologic, Abdominal, Echocardiography, Neuro-brain, Breast Sonography, or Vascular Technology.

Program Overview

  • Length of Program: 101 weeks morning/afternoon or 117 weeks evening classes
  • Total Clock Hours: 2,440 (Classroom: 1,480 – Externship: 960)
  • Graduates will receive a Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the competencies required for an entry-level ultrasound technician/sonographer.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the academic requirements and credentials of a sonographer or ultrasound technician.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in medical terminology, human physiology, pathology and pathophysiology.
  • Demonstrate skills in providing basic patient care and meeting the HIPAA guidelines.
  • Uphold legal and ethical standards and adhere to principles of patient confidentiality within the health care community environment as defined by federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations.
  • Describe the OSHA guidelines for infection control and universal precautions.
  • Describe human gross and sectional anatomy as they relate to normal and abnormal sonographic imaging.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in physics and ultrasound instrumentation.
  • Perform scanning applications in different scanning protocols and other assigned clinical competencies.
  • Perform a broad range of general sonographic examinations and sonographic procedures.
  • Discuss physical laws as they relate to sonography.
  • Effectively apply verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate professionalism ethical conduct as a member of the healthcare team

Prerequisites: Must have a high school diploma or GED and pass the entrance exam.

Please refer to the latest School Catalog for more information.

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