Ultrasound technicians are also known as diagnostic medical sonographers. Numerous accredited online ultrasound technician schools provide training in medical imaging, and prepare students to work in a physician's office or at hospitals. The main duty of an ultrasound technician is to take accurate images of the human body to assist doctors in their diagnosis of patients. Most ultrasound technician programs are offered at the associate or bachelor's levels, and several accredited programs are offered online.
Grand Canyon University
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Grand Canon University is a private Christian university that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The Bachelor of Science program in Medical Imaging is an online course that is designed to prepare students for work in upper level positions in health care. Prospective students must have an associate degree in allied health from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
Students take courses in various subjects related to medical imaging such as trends and issues in health care, health care systems and medical imaging in the digital environment. The purpose of the training is to help practicing imaging technologists improve their skills by acquiring a bachelor's degree.
Grand Canyon University 3300 West Camelback Road Phoenix, Arizona 85017 877-860-3951 online.gcu.edu
Mountain State University
Since 1994, Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia, has been providing certificate, associate and bachelor of science degrees in diagnostic medical sonography. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition to taking online courses, students are required to fulfill their clinical rotations at a medical facility in their geographic location. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers examinations.
Areas of specialization in sonography for this program include principles and instrumentation, abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology and echocardiography. Students begin their clinical training after completing their prerequisite courses.
Mountain State University PO Box 9003 Beckley, WV 25802-9003 866-367-6781 mountainstate.edu
Florida College of Health Sciences
Florida College of Health Sciences in Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Prospective students can enroll in the diagnostic medical sonography or radiologic sciences programs. Both programs can be completed through online training.
Using various multimedia resources the bachelor of science degree in medical sonography is designed for working professionals; students are required to complete 61 credits in order to complete the program, which takes14 weeks. Topics in medical sonography cover areas like proper procedures for documenting sonography results, educating patients in the procedures of medical ultrasound and procedures for obtaining accurate diagnostic outcomes.
Florida College of Health Sciences FHCHS Off-Site Admissions PO Box 691629 Orlando, FL 32869-1629 877-471-1454 onlineimaging.fhchs.edu
Selam Nuri has been writing academic articles and working across the curriculum since 2001. She has been published online at various websites and earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in 2006 from the City University of New York.