|A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a medical professional who performs ultrasound examinations and provides vital data on anatomy and pathology through images formed by the use of high frequency sound waves. In Canada, these images are then interpreted by the Radiologist in order to provide diagnosis. Sonographers may be based in the diagnostic imaging department of hospitals and play an integral role in the diagnosis of patients, or seek employment in private clinics. Graduates find employment in hospitals and clinics, where they work directly with patients. There is also the opportunity to advance to a teaching, research, supervisory and/or management position.
Graduates may apply to Michener's Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate program and to the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Certificate program. Graduates may apply for advanced standing at Ryerson University or obtain their Bachelor's degree in Applied Sciences (Medical Imaging) or Master's degree in Applied Sciences (Medical Ultrasound) through distance education from Charles Sturt University. Michener's Ultrasound program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association Conjoint Committee on Accreditation. Graduates receive The Michener Institute's Advanced Diploma in Ultrasound and are eligible to write the certification examinations conducted by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
|These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Registered health care professionals with a minimum 3-year degree or diploma in their field of study (some examples: Chiropodists, Echocardiographer, Nurse, Radiological Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, Vascular Technologist, etc). CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate education, degree or diploma. Minimum CGPA of B- (70%) must be attained in order to be considered.
Bachelor of Science degree, or Bachelor of Science or Arts in Kinesiology with: One half (0.5) university course in Gross Human Anatomy and One half (0.5) university course in Human Physiology. CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate education. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of B- (70%), and a minimum grade of C- (60%) in each of the required courses.
All applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an english language assessment. Deadline for submission is February 1st.
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