Radiology is the medical specialty of imaging using x-rays, and ultrasound is a sub-specialty of radiology. Many schools require students to have a background in radiology before going on to specializing in the field of ultrasound, but some schools do not have this requirement.
Below youll find some schools across the United States that offer either certificates or degrees in radiology and/or ultrasound. Read on to find out more about a few of these schools, where they are located, contact information, and other pertinent information.
Covenant Health System
The radiologic technology program at Covenant Health System provides 24 months of comprehensive instruction leading to certification eligibility from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). Additional areas of radiologic studies that can be pursued through further training include ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and others.
Academic and hands-on clinical education is given through this program at five affiliates that include HealthPlus, Lubbock Diagnostic Center, Covenant Hospital Levelland, Lubbock Radiology Associates, and the Medical Office Building.
Accredited by many top-level medical and educational entities, including the Texas Education Agency and the American Medical Association, the Covenant Health Systems program gets high marks as a quality learning institution for those wishing to pursue a career in this and other fields of medicine. Obtain admission, tuition, and other pertinent facts regarding the school by calling 806-797-4086 or visiting the schools physical location at 3706A 20th St., Lubbock, Texas.
Memorial Health System
Check out the Memorial Health System School of Radiology as another place to keep at the top of the list when considering the ultimate goal of a career in ultrasound. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this school offers a two-year degree in Applied Science and holds accreditation by the Colorado Department of Education. Ultrasound, as a sub-specialty, requires additional training, but the radiologic program at this school makes a perfect steppingstone after the training is completed.
The Memorial Health System School of Radiology can be contacted for more information by calling 719-365-6819 or by visiting the Web site at www.MemorialHealthSystem.com.
The University of Kansas School of Allied Health
Offered under the Department of Radiologys Diagnostic Ultrasound Division, this program encompasses 18 months of studies that include introduction to sonography, ultrasound physics, obstetrics/gynecology, neurosonology, vascular technology, physics, and instrumentation, and more as well as medical law and ethics courses.
Upon completion of the program, successful graduates are eligibly to sit for the national registry exams offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) for proof of accredited training in Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynecology, General and Vascular Physics, as well as Vascular Technology.
Prerequisites to enrolling include registration or an eligibility to register with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), a graduate of a 24-month certificate program, or completion of a 60 college-credit-hour degree in Radiology. The KU School of Allied Health is located in Kansas City, Kansas and can be reached by phone at 913-588-5235. The schools Web site is located online at www.AlliedHealth.kumc.edu and AlliedHealth@kumc.edu is the e-mail address.