Ultrasound is an ever evolving and expanding field of medical imaging that encompasses several specialty areas. St. Catharine College and the profession of sonography are looking for motivated individuals interested in pursuing a career in this dynamic imaging modality.
Physicians depend on the imaging skills and expertise sonographers and vascular technologists possess to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury.
Sonographers and vascular technologists are highly trained individuals skilled in the use of ultrasound and various plethysmographic and volume measuring devices that obtain images and other physiologic information from organs, tissues, arteries, and veins throughout the body.
Ultrasound, unlike radiography, does not utilize ionizing radiation to obtain images, but instead uses high-frequency sound waves which are transmitted into the body by transducers or probes.
Sonographers and vascular technologists work in direct contact with their patients, so it is imperative that they are able to appropriately interact with a wide range of patients. Our highly experienced instructors are proven in the classroom, laboratory and clinical sites.
According to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), the profession has grown significantly over the past 20 years. Technology continues to rapidly develop, increasing the use of diagnostic ultrasound procedures. Employment opportunities for qualified sonographers exist nationwide.
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"Diagnostic Medical Sonographer"