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MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures.

Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, abdominal, introductory vascular, and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals, and educational institutions.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals, and educational institutions.

Salary

Medical Sonography Salary and job Outlook: www.bls.gov

 

Clinical Obligations

Clinical Obligations

The Medical Sonography Program provides learning opportunities for students in a variety of clinical learning environments. The clinical experiences range from imaging centers and small to large hospitals. Clinical rotations are assigned so that each student has the opportunity to experience a variety of equipment and imaging procedures essential for the ARRT and ARDMS clinical competency requirements.

Second-level students may have the opportunity to do an OB/GYN specialty rotation. 

Students will be required to travel up to 60 miles to participate in their clinical assignments. This mileage is calculated from the RCC Campus. Therefore, it is very important that students have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Program staff will not make exceptions or adjustments in clinical assignments based upon traveling distance. Clinical sites include:

  • UNC Southeastern Health- Lumberton, NC
  • UNC SE Health- Southeastern Radiological Associates- Lumberton, NC
  • Columbus Regional Healthcare System- Whiteville, NC
  • Scotland Health- Laurinburg, NC
  • CFV- Bladen Healthcare- Elizabethtown, NC
  • CFV- Hoke Healthcare- Raeford, NC
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center- Florence, SC
  • McLeod Health Loris- Loris, SC
  • Womack Army Medical Center- Fayetteville, NC
  • Columbus Regional Diagnostics Advanced Imaging- Leland, NC
MISSION STATEMENT

Mission Statement

To educate in the art and science of diagnostic medical sonography and prepare to become successful and compassionate patient care providers in a diverse community.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

To prepare students to obtain the knowledge pertaining to diagnostic medical sonography and achieve success when completing registries. 

To prepare medical sonographers to provide excellent patient care and obtain adequate data necessary for diagnosis to be determined.

To prepare medical sonographers to function as a compassionate and competent part of the healthcare team.

To prepare medical sonographers to demonstrate critical thinking and professional decision making.

ACCREDITATION

The Joint Review Commission of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC DMS) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) do not grant accreditation at the onset of a program. The program will be applying for accreditation through the JRC DMS and the CAAHEP sometime within the first two years of the program. At the completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the national registry through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), OR graduates will be eligible to take the national registry through the America Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) after one-year of medical sonography employment experience. After obtaining CAAHEP accreditation, graduates will be eligible to take the national registry through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) at the completion of the program.

MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY (AAS)

The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures.

Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, abdominal, introductory vascular, and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills.

Find more information about Medical Sonography (A45440), AAS. 

NORRIS, LINDSEY
Sonography | Program Director Building 17
Email: lnorris@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3238

JOHNSON, JESSICA
Sonography | Clinical Coordinator Building 17
Email: jjohnson@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3397

 

 

Interested in learning more about Medical Sonography? Make plans to attend one of the upcoming information sessions.

FALL 2023 INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • Friday, September 29, 2023, 9:00 am
    Building 17, Medical Sonography Classroom,  1735A

  • Monday, November 20, 2023, 3:00 pm
    Building 17, Medical Sonography Classroom,  1735A

SPRING 2024 INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • Friday, January 26, 202, 9:00 am
    Building 17, Medical Sonography Classroom,  1735A

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 3:00 pm
    Building 17, Medical Sonography Classroom,  1735A

Seating is limited.  You must e-mail Lindsey Norris at lnorris@robeson.edu to reserve your seat. This also allows Medical Sonography staff to communicate any changes in dates or times with those who have reserved a seat in the event a change needs to be made.

All information will be covered during the one Information Session, so there is no need to attend multiple sessions.