Ultrasound is digital imaging of the targeted body parts or organs. Internal echoes are captured by specialized equipment that converts them into visual images. This program prepares students for a career as an Ultrasound Technician.
The ultrasound technician training course or educational program lasts 78 weeks (1 and 1/2 years). When you complete the program, you will get a certificate of completion that qualifies you to take the ARDMS board exam. Courses and programs in diagnostic sonography train and educate students to become ultrasound technologists. Students are taught the way to get patients ready for their sonograms, operate the ultrasound equipment as well as read results. Sonography has a number of specializations. Those who get into the profession of sonography or related field could specialize in cardiovascular sonography, neurosonology, gynaecology, obstetrics, abdominal sonography, chest and breast.