Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is the sponsoring institute for the School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The school is a 21-month, full time, hospital-based program dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging. The academic and clinical components are designed to provide qualified applicants with the knowledge and skills essential for an entry-level sonographer.
The school offers two distinct learning tracks in Sonography;
- General/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology, and vascular ultrasound.
- Cardiac/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound.
Graduates meet the requirements for application to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS).
Credentials and associated ARDMS examinations graduates are encouraged to apply for include:
|Examination||Corresponding Specialty Exam||Credentials Earned|
|SPI Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Exam||Abdomen (AB)||RDMS|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)|
|Adult Echocardiography (AE)||RDCS|
|Vascular Technology (VT)||RVT|
The Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Formed in 1981, the Sonography Program was one of the first to be nationally accredited in the nation.
The sponsoring institute is authorized to provide post-secondary education in the State of Wisconsin under the authority of the Education Approval Board (EAB).
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredits Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and the clinical affiliates.
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While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography reserves the right to change statements in this catalog without notice.