College of the North Atlantic - Graduate Programs

Diagnostic Ultrasonography

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Program Information

School:College of the North Atlantic - Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description:Ultrasonography encompasses the medical use of sound waves to evaluate internal anatomy in real time and to produce diagnostic images. With the continuously expanding applications of ultrasound in today’s technologically advanced society, it has made for an exciting and demanding career field. Ultrasound images are used by Radiologists to retrieve critical information regarding the patient and their subsequent diagnosis and treatment. Ultrasound has grown to include applications in abdomen, obstetrics, gynaecology, small parts, vascular and superficial structures.

Objectives: To provide the academic knowledge outlined in the National Competency Profile of the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals; To apply the learned academic knowledge in clinical practice; To prepare students in the ability to perform and complete the clinical competencies required by the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals; To maintain a high level of professional conduct in the performance of all duties.
URL:Diagnostic Ultrasonography at College of the North Atlantic - Graduate Programs
Length:13 Month(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be accepted into the Diagnostic Ultrasonography program, an individual must have successfully completed an accredited program in Medical Radiation Technology (Medical Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine) and possess a certificate of registration with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Interested applicants should submit to the Registrar’s Office at the college an official application form along with a certified copy of: (1) high school marks (2) Medical Radiation Technology program marks (3) results of CAMRT examinations and (4) proof of current registration with the CAMRT.

    Students meeting academic entrance requirements are accepted on a first come first served basis. Before final acceptance is granted, additional documentation must be submitted; see the “Health Sciences Programs Admission Requirements” section of the Calendar for details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 25, 2012