John Knack, Ultrasound (BPS), Class of 2015, entered Ultrasound after earning his Radiography degree. "The Medical Imaging program here at Upstate is very relevant to the job market out there. The training you receive in class gives you the confidence you need for the clinical setting. The faculty are very caring. They want to make sure you know the material."
About this Career
An Ultrasound Technologist (also called a Sonographer) is a specially trained medical imager who uses sound waves to create images of organs and tissues within the body. The Ultrasound Technologists performs a preliminary examination of the patient and creates images for the Radiologist to examine.
These professionals have a high level of patient contact in which the use of interpersonal skills is critical. They work in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, imaging centers, and industry. Avenues for career development include leadership roles as supervisors, administrators, educators, and researchers.
Ultrasound accepts seven students per year.
The program prepares radiographers to practice as career entry Ultrasound technologist.
Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree
Graduates of the ultrasound program are eligible to take the ARDMS certification examinations.
Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) Degree
This program is for students who have an associate's degree, the required prerequisite courses and ARRT certification or certification-eligible in medical imaging (X-ray).
A bachelor of professional studies degree will be awarded as BPS Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound).