General Sonography

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.

View the General Sonography Student Handbook.

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.

Career Outlook

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 the 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)

View the General Sonography Program Option

View the Cardiac Sonography Program Option

View the medical imaging information packet


Manal Abdelhady
General Sonography Program Director