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Sonography

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Building careers in healthcare!

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Allied Health

Building careers in healthcare!

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Allied Health

Building careers in healthcare!

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography involves the use of high frequency sound waves to provide anatomical and pathological images for interpretation by a physician. Among a sonographer’s duties are obtaining and reviewing a patient’s medical history and clinical data, recording and processing sonographic images, providing patient education related to medical ultrasound and promoting the principles of good health.  A Sonographer works in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, offices, clinics. As such, a Sonographer, is responsible for appropriate and quality patient care. At all times, a Sonographer displays and maintains all work ethics in accordance with the standards as established by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

This program’s emphasis will be on a general track, that being an Abdominal, Obstetrical and Gynecological focus.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists with a specialty in Sonography; ARRT (S)

 

 

 

Program Topics

Professional Organizations & Sites of Interest

Professional Organizations:

  • American Registry Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • The American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Sites of Interest:

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • The American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • American Society of Ophthalmologic Ultrasound (ASOU)
  • Australian Sonographers Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Health Professions Network (HPN)
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)

Faculty & Staff

Full-time Faculty

Nancy Leahy, Program Director
Instructor,
University of the Incarnate Word, MA
RDMS (AB, OB/GYN), RVT    

Virginia Narvaez, Clinical Coordinator
Instructor
Our Lady of the Lake University, MS
RDMS (AB, OB/GYN), ARRT (R), (M)

Adjunct Faculty   

 Deborah Ortiz
Wayland Baptist University, M.Ed.
RDMS (OB/GYN), ARRT (R)

 

Jeanette Saenz
Wayland Baptist University, M.Ed.
RDMS (OB/GYN), ARRT (R), (M)

Heather Wright
University of Texas, San Antonio, BS
RDMS (ABD)

Contact Information

Program Director:
Nancy Leahy, RDMS (AB OB/GYN), RVT
nleahy@alamo.edu 

Location:
MLK Campus
Center for Health Professionals (CHP) 130P

Phone:
210-486-2113