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Medical Sonography

Career Overview:

  • A sonographer uses high frequency sound waves to create detailed images of various areas of the human anatomy. The sound waves bounce off of internal organs and return to an ultrasound device, which transforms them into real-time images.
  • As an imaging modality, ultrasound has very specific uses providing information that X-rays or other radiologic procedures often cannot. Ultrasound is often a doctor’s first choice to view fluid-filled or soft tissue structures in the body, such as the heart, kidneys, liver, and most internal organs.
  • Their skills and expertise help the medical team to safely and painlessly assess and diagnose medical conditions that otherwise could only be detected with more invasive and often risky procedures.

Full Medical Sonography Profile

Medical Sonongraphy Requirements:

  • To be eligible for admission to the bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography (General and Vascular), a student must have completed 30 semester hours of prerequisite education coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 of a 4.0 grading scale. The college requires students to earn a 2.0 or better in each prerequisite course
  • A completed application form along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee applications can be downloaded by visiting http://healthsciences.nova.edu/healthsciences/sonography/index.html

Program Types:

  • Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography (B.S.) and Master of Health Science (m.h.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Science—Cardiovascular Sonography (B.S.) and Master of health Science (m.h.Sc.)
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