Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Volunteers Needed
LCCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is looking for Pregnant Volunteers for fetal scanning practice. For information contact Lisa Stawicki at lstawicki@lorainccc.edu or 440-366-7190.
Sonography is an imaging process used to assist doctors in gathering data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions. Sonographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by technological education to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician.

Sonographers direct non-ionizing, high frequency sound waves into areas of the patient’s body; the equipment then collects reflected echoes to form an image. The image is viewed on a screen and may be recorded on videotape or photographed for interpretation and diagnosis by physicians.

Sonographers explain the procedure, record additional medical history and then perform the ultrasound examination. Viewing the screen as the scan takes place, sonographers look for subtle differences between healthy and pathological areas, decide which images to include and judge the images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. A general sonography program (such as the LCCC program) provides training in abdominal (liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas) and obstetrics/gynecology (the female reproductive system) with an introduction into vascular (blood flows). Sonographers may also specialize in neurosonography (the brain), vascular (blood flows), echocardiography (the heart) and ophthalmology (the eye).

Program Director
Craig Peneff, MHHS, RDMS, RVT
Extension 7189, HS 223W

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