Sonography

U of M Program (Rochester)

As the population grows and ages, the demand for diagnostic imaging will increase. More doctors are turning to sonographs for images because they do not expose patients to radiation the way x-rays do. The types of images that sonographers will be able to take are expected to evolve rapidly. The main limit on how fast these new technologies will spread is their cost.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) Sonography track delivers upper-division curriculum designed to prepare students to become competent, entry-level sonographers in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect.

Students will have the opportunity to train in the following specialties: abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, and peripheral vascular. The program offers an exceptional educational experience by providing high-quality didactic and clinical experiences that prepare students to:

  • Perform patient assessments
  • Acquire and analyze data obtained using ultrasound and related diagnostic technologies
  • Provide a summary of findings to the physician to aid in patient diagnosis and management
  • Use independent judgment and systematic problem solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic information and optimize patient care

Click on the link below for more information on the program offered through University of Minnesota Rochester and Mayo School of Health Sciences.

Sonography at UMN Rochester