What is a Sonographer?

Sonographers (or Ultrasound Technologists) use sound waves to produce images of the human body for the purpose of medical diagnosis. Students in the Medical Imaging Sonography Track at IUFW will complete coursework and clinical rotations in abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, and vascular sonography.

Upon program completion, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination in Sonography and/or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) sonographic principles and instrumentation, abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology examinations.

"I love the small class sizes and tight-knit community here! [The] close connection with the other students and teachers has really helped strengthen my learning.”

Isabella G., Medical Imaging student

Program mission and goals

Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences at IU Fort Wayne is committed to preparing highly qualified medical imaging technologists by integrating an outstanding baccalaureate academic education with a comprehensive clinical experience.

To prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the Abdominal Sonography-Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology Sonography concentrations.

  1. Students will communicate effectively in the health care setting.
  2. Students will utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Students will model professionalism.
  4. Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

 The student will:

  • Exercise effective communication skills with patients. (P, A)
  • Apply effective interdisciplinary communication skills. (P)
  • Execute logical procedural variations for non-routine situations. (C, P)
  • Evaluate medical image quality. (C, A)
  • Exhibit the professional responsibilities of medical imaging technologists. (A)
  • Engage in self-development related to professional practice. (A)
  • Demonstrate clinical procedural proficiency. (C, P, A)
  • Utilize appropriate safety practices. (C, P, A)

Learning Domains: C = Cognitive; P = Psychomotor; A = Affective


IUFW is accredited under Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

For additional information about the programs Higher Learning Commission accreditation please visit the listed website or contact:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street
Suit 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800-621-7440 

The JRCDMS Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography are available to students through the organization website.

For additional information or concerns please visit the listed website or contact: 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) 
6021 University Boulevard 
Suite 500 
Ellicott City, MD 21043 
Phone: 443-973-3251

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