University of Findlay launches sonography program

Sonography is a diagnostic medical procedure that's not just used on new moms. It's a medical procedure that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visuals of organs, tissues, and blood flow inside the body.

When people think of sonograms, they mostly think of ultrasounds on a pregnant belly - and fuzzy black and white pictures of what sometimes looks like a baby.

But sonograms are a useful medical tool with a much wider application than monitoring fetal health. So now the University of Findlay is debuting its new sonography programs to create more specialists in the field.

The university's program will offer 3 areas of study - including diagnostic medical sonography, vascular sonography, and echocardiography. Those are the studies of the pelvis/abdomen and obstetrics, arteries and veins, and the heart, respectively.

Those earning associate degrees through the program can do so in 3 semesters. The academically aggressive first semester will include spending 30 to 40 hours per week in the classroom and lab settings.

In addition to scanning in the labs, students will also have access to the University's cadaver lab - to evaluate documented pathology.

Students can also work toward a 4-year bachelor's degree through the program.

You can read more about the program here:

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