Medical Imaging Sciences

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Mission Statement

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), sometimes referred to as ultrasound, is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. Sonography is increasingly being used in the detection and treatment of heart disease, heart attack, and vascular disease that can lead to stroke. It is also used to guide fine needle, tissue biopsy to assist in taking a sample of cells from an organ for lab testing (i.e. test for cancer in breast tissue). Unlike x-rays, sonography is a radiation-free imaging modality.

Application and Contact Information:

We are accepting Applications for the Associate Degree Radiologic Imaging Science Program are being accepted on a year round basis upon completion of pre-requisites..

Applications for the Sonography program are being accepted currently for June 2008..

Mail completed application packet to:

SBCC Health Technology Office
Applications Secretary
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Phone: (805) 965-0581 ext. 2366


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