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Ultrasound Courses

Ultrasound, now more commonly referred to as Diagnostic Medical Sonography is much more than the images we all see on the news of someone moving a wand over a patients pregnant belly. Ultrasound courses will introduce you to the fascinating world of high frequency sound wave technology.

You will gain confidence in your ability to use knowledge of anatomical structures to navigate the equipment in an almost artful manner to obtain the image you need to lead to an accurate diagnoses. It's finding disease, navigating through a heart chamber. It's saving lives and its helping to bring a newborn safely into being. Sonograpahy is both an art and a science and takes great skill. Learn about the training and education you will need to become a part of this rewarding and highly respected field.

Ultrasound Courses - General Requirements

Any educational program for the health care industry begins with ensuring that every student has the foundation and the basic medical knowledge to build upon. For that reason, most ultrasound course curriculum's begin with the following types of classes:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient Care & Ethics
  • Psychology (Healthcare related)
  • Medical Records Management

Associates Degree - Ultrasound Classes Curriculum:

Once you have completed the basic set of courses, you will begin the core ultrasound courses that will take you into the heart of your ultrasound learning program. Here is a sample of what you can expect from a typical associates degree program:

  • Introduction to Sonography
  • Intro to Sonography Clinical Practice
  • Sonography Case Studies
  • Sonography Procedures (Applied Learning / Lab)
  • Abdominal Sonography Principles
  • Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography Principles
  • Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation
  • Cardiovascular Track Option

Some schools offer a set of courses designed for those who want to specialize in Cardiovascular Sonography. Here is a typical set of courses you could expect to take:

  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular Sonography Principles
  • Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Cardiovascular Sonography Physics & Instrumentation
  • Case Studies in Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Ultrasound Externship - Hands On Ultrasound Training

Virtually all Ultrasound schools will include a requirement for hands on training with a Sonographer in a real life setting. For many students, this is the most exciting part of their education. This portion of your ultrasound courses will help you to round out all the knowledge you gained in the course work prior. To find out what you can expect from this part of the program, check out or ultrasound training page. The information provided here is just a sample taken from various radiology programs. To get specifics from radiology and ultrasound schools, we recommend that you request information and discuss your goals with a school representative. 

Bachelor's Degree - Ultrasound Course Curriculum:

Pursuing a bachelors degree in ultrasound will make you a more desirable job candidate and will prepare you for lead or management roles. The following are a sample of curriculum from an ultrasound bachelor's program:

  • Components of Healthcare Financial Management
  • Medical Imaging Leadership & Organizational Management
  • Advanced Patient Care Issues & Case Studies
  • Advanced Topics in Sonography
  • Trends in Sonography
  • Advanced Methods - Vascular Sonography
  • Medical Imaging In the Digital Environment
  • Sonographic Specialties Studies

If you are unsure which degree type to pursue, jump to the ultrasound degree page and explore your options.

 

Ultrasound Specialization

Within the field of ultrasound, you may choose to become specialized in an area that you find most interesting. The following are specific areas of study most commonly pursued:

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Obstetric / Gynecology
  • Breast Sonography
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular Sonography
  • Neurosonology
  • Ophthalmology

 

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