Diagnostic Medical Sonography
About the Program
Make a difference as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and join one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare! Sonography is a highly-skilled, operator dependent imaging modality that uses advanced instrumentation to create images from inside the human body. Physicians heavily rely on sonographers to be the “eyes” inside the patient and help aide in their medical diagnosis. Ultrasound is commonly used to monitor fetal growth and understand the heart, the abdomen and the vascular and musculoskeletal systems.
Our faculty-to-student ratio is 1:6 in the skills laboratory, and there are a significant number of hands-on clinical hours which enable you to experience a large number and type of sonography procedures.
The challenging academic and exceptional clinical curricula of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is purposefully designed to educate entry-level practitioners who are well prepared to provide compassionate, ethical and evidence-based patient care when delivering sonographic imaging services.
High Quality Education and Placement
As a graduate, you will be able to seek entry-level employment at many hospitals, outpatient imaging facilities, clinics and doctors’ offices. Sonographer’s perform their duties in diagnostic labs, trauma centers, emergency rooms, operating rooms, interventional suites, labor and delivery facilities, and at the bedside.
University and College Affiliations
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program offers a 27-month dual enrollment program in collaboration with Alvernia University. With dual enrollment admission, students will be simultaneously enrolled in the hospital-based Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program offered at Reading Hospital school of Health Sciences and Alvernia University’s Associate of Science degree. Dual enrollment is structured to provide a seamless career mobility pathway while providing our graduates with the knowledge, skills and credentials to sit for national certification examination.