Perhaps, one of the most common usages of ultrasound we see in life and in televisions is via pregnancy woman and her baby. Just like the name suggests, ultrasound is a mundane medical technique that uses the echoing of the sound to see the structures in the body although it
cannot penetrate a bone. It is especially popular because unlike X-ray, it is noninvasive (not deleterious). Still, the application on pregnancy woman, or medically called obstetric- gyencological sonography, is only part of other options for ultrasound. It is continuously growing area that demands skilled workers.
If you happen to reside in Florida, one possible option is Central Florida Institute (CFI), which has two branch campuses in Tampa and Orlando. In order to gather information about their programs, the interested applicant must visit their website for sonographer and request for more information (they do not provide that on their website). Or, you can choose to call them at 407-253-5354. Similarly, the ATI Career Training at Miami Gardens Campus offers a program called Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology. Under this program, the applicant will learn about general sonography, cardiovascular and thoracic sonography (heart and chest), abdomen sonography (belly), obstetrics sonography (fetus), and externships. Only problem is that even with this school, you will have to request the information by providing your information on their website or call and talk with the admissions representative at 1-888-209-8264 (this is a general number for all programs). It did provide, however, that for all general admissions, the applicant must have high school diploma or equivalent GED, undergo an interview, sign an enrollment agreement, and send in other information that is required. Overall, for both schools,
the interested applicant needs to contact them on his or her own.
On the other hand, if you just want to have a look on your options and are somewhat reluctant to call any school yet, look at the information provided by Keiser University, which has campuses all around Florida such as Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Miami, and more. To be sure, the interested student should find if the program is available in the Keiser University near his or her area. In terms of admission, the student must pass through the background check and drug screening and has maintained minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA with all the prerequisites (no course below C). As far as the program itself goes, 65.0 credit hours out of total required 91.0 credit hours are for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The core courses include Acoustic Physics and Instrumentation, Clinical Rotation III, and Superficial Structures and Neonatal Brain. By the look of their courses, the student will have to perform very well to succeed. Upon the completion of the program, the student will receive Keiser University’s Associated of Science Degree in
Diagnostic Medical Sonography.