Visualize Health and Embark on a Career in Sonography
St. Catherine University’s sonography program offers two tracks: adult echocardiography and general, which includes abdomen-extended and OB/GYN.
Play a Key Role in Diagnosing Medical Conditions and Monitoring Internal Health.
The sonography program at St. Catherine University is designed to provide a quality and comprehensive education, through classroom and clinical experiences that prepare students to become credentialed sonographers.
Clinical experience is a vital part of our program. We collaborate with many medical partners in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota including Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, M Health Fairview-University of Minnesota Medical Center, and Hennepin Healthcare. These partnerships allow you to work alongside an expert in the field and practice sonography in a wide range of medical situations. By graduation, you will have acquired 1,200 hours of clinical fieldwork, grounding your education in real-world experience.
The general sonography track includes care for patients with a wide range of medical issues using advanced ultrasound imaging equipment to evaluate the human body, examine organ systems and vascular structures, and detect pathological changes. A St. Kate’s sonography general major prepares you to take national certification exams in ultrasound physics, abdominal ultrasound, and obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound (RDMS or ARRT).
The echocardiography track provides you with an in-depth knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, you will learn to perform diagnostic cardiac ultrasound examinations in our newly remodeled scan lab and echo simulator. St. Kate's Sonography Echocardiography major prepares you to take the national certification exam for Adult Echocardiography (RDCS or CCI).
St. Catherine University Abdomen- Extended, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Echocardiography concentrations are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).