General Sonography Option
Associate in Science - Medical Imaging Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|College Writing I||ENG111||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Anatomy/Physiology I/Lab||BIO203||4||BIO105 or BIO108 or BIO195|
|College Algebra||MAT193, MAT194 or any 3 credit college algebra||3-4||MAT097, MAT099 or placement|
|Imaging Technology I or General Physics/Lab||MIG111-see note* or PHY201-see note*||3 or 4||Prerequisite for MIG111: MAT097 or placement; prerequisite for PHY201: MAT197 or placement|
|Patient Care in Medical Imaging||MIG109||Fall||4||co-req MIG101|
|Introduction to Ultrasound||MIG101||Fall||2||acceptance to General Sonography Program|
|Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation||MIG105||Fall||3|
|Cross Sectional Anatomy||SON113||Fall||4||co-req BIO204|
|Abdominal Ultrasound||SON115||Spring||3||SON113 and co-req SON121|
|Applications/Concepts||CIT110||Spring||3||ESL098 and RDG095 or placement|
|Ultrasound Scanning Protocols and Pathology||SON117||Spring||4||SON113 and co-req SON121|
|Subspeciality Sonography and Neurosonography||SON119||Spring||3||SON113 and co-req SON121|
|General Sonography Clinical I||SON121||Spring||3||SON113 and co-reqs SON115 and SON117|
|Vascular Ultrasound||MIG205||Summer I||3||co-req SON123|
|General Sonography Clinical II||SON123||Summer||3||SON121 and co-req MIG205|
|College Writing II||ENG112||Fall||3||ENG111|
|Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation for the General Sonographer||SON213||Fall||2||MIG105 and co-req SON223|
|Advanced General Sonography Seminar I||SON215||Fall||2||SON115 and co-req SON223|
|Obstetrical/Gynecological||SON219||Fall||3||SON123 and co-req SON223|
|General Sonography Clinical III||SON223||Fall||3||SON123 and co-req SON219, SON213, SON215|
|Principles of Sociology||SOC101||Spring||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Advanced General Sonography Seminar II||SON217||Spring||2||SON215 and co-req SON225|
|Obstetrical/Gynecological Sonography II||SON221||Spring||3||SON219 and co-req SON225|
|General Sonography Clinical IV||SON225||Spring||3||SON223 and co-reqs SON217 and SON221|
|General Sonography Clinical V||SON227||Summer||3||SON225|
*Note: Imaging Technology I (MIG111 web-based) or General Physics I/Lab (PHY201) must be completed, with a grade of C or better, in the summer prior to the start of the program.
This program prepares students to pursue careers and registry status in diagnostic medical sonography through comprehensive instruction and clinical experience. The program covers ultrasound physics, abdominal sonography, obstetrical and gynecological sonography, sonographic subspecialties, and cross-sectional anatomy.
Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the General Sonography Option, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile units, community health agencies, equipment/film companies, and/or as application specialist sales representatives.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures and Doppler flow patterns.
- Utilize ultrasound equipment to obtain an image and provide physicians with diagnostic information for treatment.
- Understand the role of ultrasound in patient management and discuss the biologic effects of ultrasound.
- Apply to take the national registry exam (ARDMS).