2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog

Medical Imaging - Ultrasonography, A.S.

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The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department offers an Associate of Science Degree in Ultrasonography that emphasizes the study of physics, the abdomen, and obstetrics. Consistent with the philosophy of Mount Aloysius College, the curriculum provides students with a liberal arts and technical education that emphasizes compassion and competence and affords the student the opportunity to acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to become an effective member of the health care team and serve the health needs of society.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Medical Imaging: Ultrasonography, the graduate will:

  1. have a solid grounding in liberal arts that includes arts, sciences and advanced imaging modalities;
  2. be able to effectively interact in the professional setting using various modes of communication;
  3. understand equipment operation and be able to employ basic interventional procedures to facilitate the production of high quality images;
  4. possess advanced knowledge of imaging equipment and accessories, techniques, and procedures demonstrating expertise in several imaging modalities;
  5. be able to assess various imaging examination procedures and assist in attaining pertinent information in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient;
  6. understand the code of ethics for imaging specialists, be able to work collaboratively, and attend to patient needs; and
  7. have developed a commitment to life-long learning and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through the participation in educational and professional activities.

Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Department Chairperson - Dr. Paula Scaramozzino, R.T. (R)(MR)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging is designed to give students the skills needed to become tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medical imaging. Through preparation for more advanced work in specialty areas such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), quality management and mammography (QM/M), and ultrasonography (US), graduates are able to meet the challenges posed by advancing technology in the current health care environment. The student-focused curriculum includes a strong emphasis on liberal arts studies and professional courses in the advanced imaging modalities with a structured competency-based clinical education.

Additionally, through their development in the liberal arts, students will learn to provide patient care that is oriented and responsive, by displaying the attributes of compassion, competence and effective communication in meeting the special needs of the patient. Graduates will also learn to exercise independent judgment in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures by adapting the technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient.

Upon completion of the Bachelor Degree Medical Imaging Program, graduates will:

  1. Apply global awareness of cultural and healthcare perspectives while exhibiting professional behaviors such as integrity, respect, and compassion;
  2. Participate in scholarly activities pertaining to the profession; 
  3. Use technology skills to perform specialized imaging procedures while achieving professional competencies as currently defined by their respective professions;
  4. Lead individuals and/or groups and apply basic management skills toward attainment of shared goals in organizational or professional settings to contribute to the improvement of health care delivery;
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve a variety of scientific, clinical, psychosocial and/or managerial problems to appreciate the complexity of the health care system.

Core Course Requirements


Art/English/Music/Theatre/Social Science

History/Political Science

  • HS or PS 3 Credits


Information Communication Technologies

Religious Studies

Cultural Diversity

  • Cultural Diversity: 3 Credits

Total Credits in Core: 26 Credits

*Any HS/PS course that satisfies Cultural Diversity

Total Credits in Major: 47 Credits

Other Required Coursework

Total Credits for Other Coursework: 17 Credits

Total Credits for Degree: 90 Credits

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